National Headlines 8-18-14

The Age of Incumbency (Politico)

Poll: 4 in 5 say most lawmakers deserve boot (The Hill)

Sens. McCain, Graham ‘applaud’ Obama for airstrikes to retake dam (The Hill)

Obama’s break from vacation: How unusual is that? (Christian Science Monitor)

Could Rick Perry benefit from indictment? (Christian Science Monitor)

U.S. Designates Islamic State Spokesman, Algerian-Born Fighter as Terrorists (Wall Street Journal)

Hillary Clinton to return to Iowa next month (CBS News)

Defense testimony starts in corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor, wife (Reuters)

Underdogs seek late surge in 3-way GOP Senate race to take on vulnerable Alaska Dem (FOX News)

Biden swears in HUD Secretary Julian Castro (USA Today)

Jackson Hole Summer Camp for Central Bankers (Reuters)