GOP demands Obama ISIS plan . . . The Hill
Republicans are pushing President Obama to clarify his plans for combating ISIS following the beheading of an American journalist last week.
Dempsey: ISIS not yet a direct threat . . . Fox News
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that he would not recommend U.S. military airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S.
Rogers: ISIS a “plane ticket away” . . . The Hill
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Sunday that the ISIS is “one plane ticket away from U.S. shores,” noting it is drawing many Western recruits who could head home.
Clinton ignores Ferguson questions . . . CNN
Hillary Clinton, who has yet to comment about the protests over the death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, ignored questions about the incident on Sunday.
Obama sends second-string to funeral . . . Fox News
Neither Obama nor his top aides will attend Michael Brown’s funeral. Leading the group for Monday’s service will be the chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson.
Sharpton is Obama’s conduit to Ferguson . . . Politico
Al Sharpton has become Obama’s go-to man on race.
Democrats waiting for Michelle . . . The Hill
Senate Democrats up for reelection in November are frustrated that First Lady Michelle Obama is not doing more to help them hold on to their seats.
Letter to Barack: Here’s what you missed . . . Joe Curl
Dear Barry: Boy, what a summer you’ve missed here in the nation’s capital! So much going on since you left for Camp Vineyard, so lemme’ try to catch you up so when you get back to the office, you’ll have a clue what’s been going on.
Judge slams WH Fannie, Freddie game . . . Washington Times
A federal judge has issued a stinging rebuke to the Obama administration’s attempt to shield documents from disclosure in a case that could yield important clues about the Treasury Department’s relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
States struggle with Food Stamp fraud . . . The Blaze
States around the country are finding it more difficult to monitor and prosecute fraudulent efforts to obtain federal food stamp benefits.
In Iowa, Webb hits Hillary, Obama . . . Breitbart
While testing the waters for a potential 2016 presidential run in Iowa this week, Democrat and former Virginia senator Jim Webb slammed Obama’s unprecedented executive actions and Hillary’s foreign policy.
Ryan weighing 2016 run . . . Newsmax
When asked Sunday about the possibility of running, Ryan said he and his family will “take very seriously and weigh” the decision next year.
Jeb Bush missing in Iowa, NH . . . Washington Times
While most of his potential rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination have been busy barnstorming the early primary states, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been missing in action in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Secrets of the Clinton library . . . Politico
What did the Justice Department say about all the random requests for pardons? Soon, this and other secrets hidden away at the Clinton Presidential Library may be unlocked.