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These Are the Stories James Foley Likely Lost His Life To Tell

nationaljournal.com — Editor's note: Due to technical difficulties, all videos begin playing immediately upon landing on the page. They can be paused and watched in sequence. James Foley, a journalist who disappeared in Syria nearly two years ago, has reportedly been murdered by members of the Islamic State in Syria.
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Watch George W. Bush Get a Bucket of Ice Water Dumped on His Head

nationaljournal.com — In the realm of great presidential debates, where every American executive is stacked up against every other on some front, there's now at least one spot where George W. Bush has exceeded Barack Obama: Ability to be doused in ice water.

Indictment Draws Attention as Rick Perry Seeks Second Chance in New Hampshire

nationaljournal.com — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is heading back to New Hampshire Friday for the first time since the 2012 election-just a week after he was indicted for abuse of power back home. And in an odd way, the indictment's timing may have been opportune for Perry.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @emilyrs: My story this AM on how timing actually couldn't be better for Perry's first New Hampshire trip since the 2012 race goo.gl/tMUolG

Aug 20, 2014

My story this AM on how timing actually couldn't be better for Perry's first New Hampshire trip since the 2012 race goo.gl/tMUolG

Aug 20, 2014

RT @HotlineScott: From @emilyrs: Perry's indictment raises profile just as he heads back to NH seeking 2nd chance with GOPers there nationaljournal.com/politics/indic…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @HotlineScott: From @emilyrs: Perry's indictment raises profile just as he heads back to NH seeking 2nd chance with GOPers there nationaljournal.com/politics/indic…

Aug 20, 2014

From @emilyrs: Perry's indictment raises profile just as he heads back to NH seeking 2nd chance with GOPers there nationaljournal.com/politics/indic…

Twitter Is Struggling to Block Video of James Foley’s Death

nationaljournal.com — Twitter raced to stop the spread of violent images of journalist James Foley's death Tuesday, but its attempts often weren't fast enough. The social-media network swiftly suspended accounts that were sharing photographs and video purporting to show Foley's beheading at the hands of members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @timgrieve: How ISIS uses Twitter -- and why it's so hard for Twitter to stop them. nationaljournal.com/tech/twitter-i…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @timgrieve: How ISIS uses Twitter -- and why it's so hard for Twitter to stop them. nationaljournal.com/tech/twitter-i…

Aug 20, 2014

How ISIS uses Twitter -- and why it's so hard for Twitter to stop them. nationaljournal.com/tech/twitter-i…

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Is Alaska's Senate Race Slipping Away From the GOP?

nationaljournal.com — Republicans landed their candidate of choice in Alaska on Tuesday when Dan Sullivan won his primary for Senate. But the GOP should hold off on the celebrations: So far, Sullivan's victory is one of the few things to go right in the nation's northernmost state.

How and Why the U.S. Capitol Burned

nationaljournal.com — The burning of the U.S. Capitol by a foreign invader might be something the country would prefer to forget. And for the most part, it has. However, this month marks the 200th anniversary of when British troops swept into Washington on Aug.

Sullivan Wins AK SEN GOP Primary; Center Forward Launches New Ads; RI GOV Poll Shows Close Race

nationaljournal.com — Wake-Up Call! is Hotline's daily morning briefing on campaigns and elections. Click here to subscribe. WHAT'S NEWS General election preview: "Even as the GOP grows more optimistic about a dozen other races across the midterm map, some of the party's operatives worry that, of all places, bright-red Alaska has quietly slipped away."
Aug 20, 2014

RT @njhotline: Today's Wake-Up Call: Sullivan wins #AKSen primary, we preview the general, new TV ads from @CenterForwardUS, & more http://…

This Is How Fragile Peace Is In Ferguson

nationaljournal.com — One bottle was all it took. Protests in Ferguson, Mo. were peaceful Tuesday as night began to fall, offering a reprieve from nearly 10 straight days of unrest since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. Officers stood idle as people chanted and marched in circles near West Florissant Avenue.

Tom Steyer Takes a Side in Environmentalists’ Ethanol Fight

nationaljournal.com — Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer is in an unfamiliar spot: At odds with many environmentalists on a global warming policy. Steyer's NextGen Climate group is embracing the federal biofuels mandate, called the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as it works to elect Iowa Democrat Bruce Braley in the race to replace retiring Democratic Sen.
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