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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, has disavowed any intention to make a 2016 White House bid, but backers hope she will reconsider. (Associated Press)

Elizabeth Warren says grass-roots PAC operating without her blessing

- The Washington Times

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly insisted she’s not running for president in 2016 — and late last week the liberal Massachusetts Democrat put it in writing, sending a letter through her election lawyer disavowing all ties to the grass-roots “Ready for Warren” political action committee.

Law enforcement officers stand watch outside a market, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, where Michael Brown allegedly stole some cigars before being killed by police nearly a week ago in Ferguson, Mo. A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a box of cigars. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

When officer safety is job No. 1, the public suffers

Defending yet another police shooting of an American citizen, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson last week casually made a stunning admission — one that fell largely on deaf ears among the twisted media, race pimps and merchants of racial discord gathered in Ferguson.

FILE - In this July 16, 2014, file photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey speaks at the 2014 Arizona West Valley Republican Gubernatorial Forum in Glendale, Ariz. Candidates in the six-way Republican gubernatorial primary and several other statewide races make their final pitch to voters a day before Arizona's hotly contested election on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Doug Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

Associated Press

State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national brand.

Paul Ryan’s Reagan moment

- The Washington Times

Paul Ryan is currently touring the nation with his new book “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea” —and now reminding the public of his significant political pedigree.

An F/A-18C Hornet coming from Iraq lands on the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in the Persian Gulf. Aircrafts aboard the George H.W. Bush are flying missions over Iraq after U.S. President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes against Islamic militants and food drops for Iraqis trapped by the fighters. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

In Iraqi airstrikes, a troubling pattern emerges

The Obama administration’s ongoing airstrikes against the Islamist group ISIL in Iraq are part of a troubling pattern of military action initiated unilaterally by the executive branch without recourse to Congress — the only branch of government that our Constitution gives the power “to declare war.”

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is seen in this This March 22, 2013, file photo. (Associated Press)

Top IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of lying

- The Washington Times

A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she’d done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical providers who had treated her client.

Canada's iconic coffee chain, Tim Hortons, and Miami-based Burger King say they will join forces but will operate as independent brands to form the world's third-largest quick-service restaurant company. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

For Democrats, Burger King now public enemy No. 1

- The Washington Times

Burger King’s $11 billion acquisition of a Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain has fired up Senate Democrats and led to calls for a boycott, but the iconic fast-food joint hit back Tuesday as it finalized the deal.

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Bright-colored air gun bill passes state Assembly

- Associated Press

The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

- Associated Press

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, second left, and his daughter Cailin, left, arrive at Federal Court with attorney Henry Asbill, right, in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.  McDonnell is in his fifth day of testimony in his corruption trial. He and his wife, Maureen, are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company's dietary supplements.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

- Associated Press

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans.

Ala. judge dismisses charges against ex-senator

- Associated Press

A judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against former Senate leader Lowell Barron at the request of the state prosecutors, ending a case the defense said never should have been filed.