National Headlines 8-19-14

Obama Is Seen as Frustrating His Own Party (New York Times)

The Kochs’ plan to beat Harry Reid (Politico)

Democratic poll: Kay Hagan lead narrows (Politico)

Obama shuns emotional rescue on race (Politico)

Dean: I’m a ‘huge Hillary Clinton fan’ (The Hill)

Iraq clock ticks for Obama (The Hill)

US hits back at foreign critics of Ferguson (The Hill)

Paul Ryan opens a new front in the war against poverty (The Hill)

Support grows for Darren Wilson, officer who shot Ferguson teen Michael Brown (CNN)

Holder takes on Ferguson: AG ‘flooding the zone’ with investigators, heads to Missouri (FOX News)

Three Republicans Vying to Take on Begich in Critical Senate Race (NBC News)