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Aug. 22, 2014, 7 a.m.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) “said in an in­ter­view pub­lished Thursday that he sup­ports le­gis­la­tion end­ing the pres­id­ent’s pro­gram to de­fer de­port­a­tion for un­doc­u­mented im­mig­rants who came to the U.S. as chil­dren. Speak­ing to Breit­bart News dur­ing a med­ic­al mis­sion in Guatem­ala, Paul lent his back­ing to House Re­pub­lic­an ef­forts to ad­dress the crisis of un­ac­com­pan­ied minors cross­ing the south­ern U.S. bor­der.” (Huff­ing­ton Post)

Paul “spent two and a half days” in Guatem­ala “this week as part of a med­ic­al mis­sion of roughly 70 sur­geons, nurses, tech­ni­cians and vo­lun­teers who shared the goal of con­duct­ing nearly 200 catar­act sur­ger­ies and dis­trib­ut­ing nearly 8,000 pairs of eye­glasses. It was an un­pre­ced­en­ted trip — nev­er be­fore has a U.S. sen­at­or and po­ten­tial fu­ture pres­id­en­tial can­did­ate traveled so elab­or­ately to a third world coun­try as part of a med­ic­al mis­sion.” (Wash­ing­ton Post) “The doc­tor and his pa­tients greeted each oth­er be­neath the gaze of three tele­vi­sion cam­er­as, three pho­to­graph­ers, six re­port­ers, a polit­ic­al aide, two press sec­ret­ar­ies, con­ser­vat­ive act­iv­ist Dav­id Bossie — and Axel,” his body­guard. (Wash­ing­ton Post)

PERRY: IS­IS WARN­ING. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) “left Texas be­hind on Thursday for a three-day jaunt to Wash­ing­ton and the pres­id­en­tial test­ing ground of New Hamp­shire, vow­ing to beat his ab­use-of-power charges. … For Perry, a stop at a friendly think tank where he’s pitched books, policies and his can­did­acy wasn’t so much about try­ing to change the sub­ject as to make the most of a leg­al pre­dic­a­ment that — in the worst case — could leave him be­hind bars for dec­ades.” His talk at the Her­it­age Found­a­tion “was billed as a dis­cus­sion of bor­der se­cur­ity. But Perry de­voted far more time to for­eign policy, es­pe­cially the rise of the Is­lam­ic State ter­ror group in Ir­aq. He warned it could re­quire a fresh de­ploy­ment of U.S. ground troops — a step” Pres­id­ent Obama “has ruled out.” (Dal­las Morn­ing News)

Perry also warned that “IS­IS ter­ror­ists may already be in the coun­try, … say­ing that the ter­ror­ists’ own ver­sion of ‘mis­sion creep’ will draw them from Ir­aq to the” U.S. (Na­tion­al Re­view)

PATRICK: STRONG WORDS ON FER­GUSON. “Mas­sachu­setts Gov. Dev­al Patrick (D) weighed in … on the on­go­ing un­rest in Fer­guson, Mis­souri, fol­low­ing the fatal shoot­ing of Mi­chael Brown, an un­armed black teen­ager, by a po­lice of­ficer. A re­port­er asked Patrick for his thoughts on the situ­ation in the St. Louis sub­urb, and the gov­ernor re­spon­ded, ‘I’m sick of it.’” Patrick: “I’m sick of un­armed black men be­ing shot by po­lice. I’m sick of the law­less­ness on the streets. I think every­body’s tired of it. When are we gonna get through with this kind of thing?” (Huff­ing­ton Post)

Patrick “and his wife, Di­ane,” joined Pres­id­ent Obama “and the first lady for din­ner on Martha’s Vine­yard on Thursday.” (Bo­ston Globe)

BUSH: NEW FRIEND RE­QUEST. Former Flor­ida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) “was a fea­tured guest at one of Face­book ex­ec­ut­ive Sheryl Sand­berg’s din­ner re­cep­tions for wo­men lead­ers.” (Tampa Bay Times)

CLIN­TON: HELP­ING HAND. Pri­or­it­ies USA Ac­tion, a su­per PAC plan­ning to sup­port former Sec­ret­ary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton (D) if she runs for pres­id­ent, sent “a $250,000 dona­tion on Thursday to the” DGA. (Politico)

FIOR­INA: MIND THE GAP. 2010 CA SEN nom­in­ee Carly Fior­ina (R) “ad­mits that the gap between wo­men vot­ing for Re­pub­lic­an can­did­ates and those vot­ing for Demo­crat­ic can­did­ates re­mains too large, but she’s hop­ing her latest polit­ic­al en­deavor can help nar­row the gap. … Fior­ina’s Un­lock­ing Po­ten­tial Pro­ject, or ‘UP’ for short, is fo­cused on six states: Iowa, Col­or­ado, Michigan, New Hamp­shire, North Car­o­lina, and Vir­gin­ia. While the aim of the group is fo­cused on help­ing the Re­pub­lic­ans get bet­ter or­gan­ized, util­ize new tech­no­logy, and bet­ter mes­sage to fe­male voters, the group is fo­cused on more than just help­ing elect fe­male can­did­ates.” (Iowa Re­pub­lic­an)

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