National Headlines 8-15-13

Hillary Clinton aide: ‘No clue’ what Weiner was talking about (The Hill)

Crunch time for Keystone XL (The Hill)

US commanders ‘planning for the worst’ as Afghan fighting season winds down (The Hill)

Both Jacksons get prison terms; he’ll serve first (Chicago Tribune)

Pentagon to permit benefits for same-sex spouses (Associated Press)

Psychologist: Manning had gender ID disorder (Associated Press)

Legendary political reporter Jack Germond dies at age 85 (USA Today)

Poll: Spitzer Rises Over Stringer With 19 Point Lead (NY1 News)

Obama rodeo stunt leads to sensitivity training for Missouri State Fair clowns (New York Daily News)

Obama taking economic message on bus tour next week (Reuters)

Why a Government Shutdown Won’t Shut Down Obamacare (Bloomberg)

Marathon suspect’s friends deny obstruction charge (Fox News)