National Headlines 8-17-14

Perry: ‘I stood up for the rule of law’ (Politico)

The Biggest Hypocrite in Congress? (Politico)

Iraq: Five key questions (The Hill)

Rogers: ISIS, al Qaeda competing to be ‘premier terrorist organization’ (The Hill)

US ramps up air campaign in Iraq (The Hill)

California Democrats in tight races balk at Obama climate talk (The Hill)

Joni Ernst: I was harassed in the military (Politico)

Montana candidate Amanda Curtis touts inexperience (Politico)

Ex-Host David Gregory Praised on ‘Meet the Press’ (Associated Press)

Obama heading back to DC in rare vacation break (Associated Press)

Vermont schools prepare for Common Core standards (Associated Press)