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White House nominates Botticelli, a recovering alcoholic, to be drug czar Post Politics Post Politics

White House nominates Botticelli, a recovering alcoholic, to be drug czar

The White House has nominated Michael Botticelli to be director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Botticelli has held the position on an acting basis since March. Botticelli, 56, is a recovering alcoholic. He is now nominated to permanently head an office whose directors have included included physicians, law enforcement officials and a general. Read full article...

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Does a candidate’s residency matter? Not always Post Politics Post Politics

Does a candidate’s residency matter? Not always

Republicans are considering taking legal action against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) to question whether she is a resident of Louisiana, arguing that her $2.5 million home just four blocks from the U.S. Capitol is her primary residence. Read full article >>

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Lawsuit Claims Police Brutality At Ferguson Protests Politics - The Huffington Post Politics - The Huffington Post

Lawsuit alleges Ferguson police arrested innocent bystanders

MISSOURI A federal lawsuit alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read full article >>

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Hillary Clinton on Ferguson: ‘We are better than that’ Post Politics Post Politics

Hillary Clinton on Ferguson: ‘We are better than that’

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, weighing in for the first time on the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown, said Thursday that she grieves for both Brown's family and his community, and she urged Americans to strive for better than the chaotic aftermath of the shooting in Brown's hometown of Ferguson, Mo. Read full article >>

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Nation distracted by president’s tan suit The Fix The Fix

The Fix: Nation distracted by president’s tan suit

President Obama wore a tan suit on Thursday while talking about Ukraine and the Islamic State, and political Twitter promptly went nuts. Over the suit. You see, Obama has a tendency to wear gray or blue suits.   Read full article >>

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Audio of gunfire in Brown case authenticated msnbc.com Latest Headlines msnbc.com Latest Headlines

Audio of gunfire in Brown case authenticated

Audio of the Michael Brown shooting was authenticated by app company Glide on Thursday. NBC News' Ron Allen and attorney Lupa Blumenthal listen to the recording. Note: NBC News has not verified this audio.Read more Audio of the Michael Brown shooting was authenticated by app company Glide on Thursday. NBC News' Ron Allen and attorney Lupa Blumenthal listen to the recording. Note: NBC News...

8/28/2014 8:29pm · msnbc.com Latest Headlines msnbc.com Latest Headlines

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Joan Rivers in stable but critical condition after throat surgery scare Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

Joan Rivers in stable but critical condition after throat surgery scare

Comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers, 81,  is in stable but critical condition after she was rushed to a hospital following throat surgery at a clinic, according to reports. E!, which airs the comedian’s long-running show “Fashion Police,” reported that Rivers “stopped breathing while undergoing a minor endoscopic procedure at a medical clinic.” TMZ, which broke the news, said the procedure...

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NFL Imposes Domestic Violence Penalties With Lifetime Ban For Second Offense Forbes Real Time Forbes Real Time

NFL toughens its stance against domestic violence

In a letter and accompanying memo sent Thursday to every NFL team owner, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a significant change in the league’s policy against domestic violence, with a six-game suspension for first-time offenders and a lifetime ban from the league on a second offense.

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Sense of urgency heightens over Ebola crisis Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

Sense of urgency heightens over Ebola crisis

The Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa will get significantly worse before it subsides, infecting as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday, even as U.S. researchers announced plans to begin human safety trials next week in a race to develop an effective vaccine. Read full article >>

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Obama Signals No Immediate Syria Strikes, Says No U.S. Strategy Yet The National Memo The National Memo

Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not be made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group.

8/29/2014 12:07am · Reuters: Politics Reuters: Politics

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Stewart Tackles Perry Indictment: Headed for ‘Orange Is the New Blecch’? Mediaite Mediaite

First trailer for Jon Stewart's Iranian political drama 'Rosewater'

It takes four walls to imprison a person's body, but the spirit is another matter. Such is the drama at the heart of "Rosewater," Jon Stewart's fact-based political movie about journalist Maziar Bahari's 118-day ordeal in an Iranian jail.

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'Americans Could Die!': Megyn Kelly Goes Off On Obama's Friday Fundraising Plans NewsBusters - Exposing Liberal Media Bias NewsBusters - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

White House Now Insists Obama Has a Strategy for ISIS

The White House is pushing back after President Obama's stated his administration currently doesn't have "a strategy" for dealing with ISIS, Business Insider reports.  "White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest subsequently insisted that Obama specifically articulated a 'comprehensive strategy' for dealing with the Islamic State during the briefing... Overall, Earnest said the word 'strategy' at...

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Florida appeals court says state can rule on gay marriage ban

MIAMI (Reuters) - An appeals court in Florida on Thursday rejected a motion by its attorney general that urged the state's top court to delay a ruling on its same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court eventually decides on the issue.

8/28/2014 11:59pm · Reuters: Politics Reuters: Politics

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GOPer Wonders If Gillibrand Shielding Harassers Because They're Dems All TPM News All TPM News

GOPer Wonders If Gillibrand Shielding Harassers Because They're Dems

Republican pollster Frank Luntz on Thursday suggested that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has not named the male members of Congress who have sexually harassed her because they are members of the same party.  Is Kirsten Gillibrand only hiding the identities of the male senators who sexually harassed her because they are Democrats?  @politico  — Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 28, 2014   Read...

8/28/2014 9:52pm · All TPM News All TPM News

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Hundreds Protest Obama Deportation Policies at ICE, White House Breitbart Feed Breitbart Feed

Mass arrests outside White House as protesters ask relief for illegal immigrants

More than 140 protesters, including Md. Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-Montgomery) and dozens of labor and immigrant leaders, were arrested Thursday outside the White House while staging a sit-down rally to demand protection from deportation for millions of illegal immigrants.

8/28/2014 8:57pm · The White House The White House

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WATCH LIVE: Obama Speaks from White House Briefing Room Mediaite Mediaite

WATCH LIVE: Obama Speaks from White House Briefing Room

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a press statement from the White House briefing room on Thursday, August 28 beginning at approximately 4 p.m. ET. The president’s comments are expected to touch on the situations in both Ukraine and Syria.   Watch live below, via NBC News:  [Photo via The White House] President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a press statement from the White...

8/28/2014 7:42pm · Mediaite Mediaite

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Ukraine Defends Against a Russian Invasion Forbes Real Time Forbes Real Time

Ukraine Defends Against a Russian Invasion

On Thursday Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced that Russian military forces had in fact invaded Ukraine. For the first time since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March, Ukrainian officials alluded to Russia’s action as an invasion. What has prompted the change in rhetoric? Subdivisions of the Russian army arrived as a [...] On Thursday Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced...

8/28/2014 8:45pm · Forbes Real Time Forbes Real Time
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U.S. Identifies Citizens Joining Rebels in Syria

Nearly a dozen Americans are known to have traveled to Syria to fight for ISIS, the militant group that the Obama administration says poses the greatest threat to the United States since Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

8/29/2014 1:32am · NYT > Home Page NYT > Home Page

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'Have No Doubt': Obama Vows Executive Action on Immigration Reform

After wrapping up questions at his press conference today, President Obama returned to the podium to answer a question from a reporter about his strategy on acting on immigration. Obama explained that although “hope springs eternal” that Congress would address immigration reform, he felt that he had to act to make the system better. “We’ve had a lot of stakeholder...

8/28/2014 9:38pm · Breitbart Feed Breitbart Feed

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