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12:50 PM ET, August 25, 2013

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Lesley Wroughton / Reuters:
As Syria war escalates, Americans cool to U.S. intervention: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  (Reuters) - Americans strongly oppose U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war and believe Washington should stay out of the conflict even if reports that Syria's government used deadly chemicals to attack civilians …
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Ben Armbruster / ThinkProgress:
Congressmen Call For U.S. Military Response To Alleged Chemical Weapons Use In Syria  —  Two top lawmakers on the House and Senate foreign relations committees said on Sunday that the United States should take some kind of military action against Syria in response to allegations that forces allied …
Greg Clary / CNN:
Key U.S. lawmakers: Expect strike in Syria  —  Washington (CNN) - Two key members of congressional foreign affairs panels say they expect the United States to strike Syria following reports of chemical weapons attacks in that country last week, though other lawmakers interviewed Sunday cautioned …
Discussion: Politico
Edward N. Luttwak / New York Times:
In Syria, America Loses if Either Side Wins  —  WASHINGTON — ON Wednesday, reports surfaced of a mass chemical-weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs that human rights activists claim killed hundreds of civilians, bringing Syria's continuing civil war back onto the White House's foreign policy radar …
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Sen. Corker predicts Obama will take military action against Syria  —  Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) predicted Sunday the U.S. will take military action against Syria.  —  Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he had been in discussions with the administration …
Discussion: Politico
Robert Watts / Telegraph:
David Cameron to give Syria ultimatum
Discussion: NBCNews, BBC, Guardian and msnbc.com
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Court Is ‘One of Most Activist,’ Ginsburg Says, Vowing to Stay  —  WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 80, vowed in an interview to stay on the Supreme Court as long as her health and intellect remained strong, saying she was fully engaged in her work as the leader of the liberal opposition …
Kenneth Lovett / NY Daily News:
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman files Donald Trump ‘University’ $40 million fraud suit  —  The AG's office accuses the billionaire's Trump University of defrauding more than 5,000 people with promises that they would get ‘hand-picked’ teachers to help them get rich in real estate.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Joe. My. God.
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Associated Press:
N.Y. sues ‘Trump University’
Discussion: CNN and The Hinterland Gazette
Associated Press:
Powell: Trayvon Martin verdict ‘questionable’  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was “questionable.”  But he isn't sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness.
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Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Powell questions Zimmerman verdict; suggests case will be forgotten
Discussion: Politico
Allysia Finley / Wall Street Journal:
Richard Vedder: The Real Reason College Costs So Much  —  The expert on the economics of higher education explains how subsidies fuel rising prices and why there's a ‘bubble’ in student loans and college enrollment.  —  Another school year beckons, which means it's time for President Obama to go on another college retreat.
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
ObamaCare's architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists  —  ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside.  —  More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Cruz: Political ‘tsunami’ needed to win fight to defund ObamaCare  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said Sunday it would take a political “tsunami” of grassroots pressure to win his fight to defund President Obama's healthcare law in the coming budget showdown.  —  “It is going to take a tsunami …
Discussion: Politico and Taegan Goddard's …
Christine Quinn / New York Times:
Two Endorsements: Quinn and Lhota  —  Mayor Michael Bloomberg is almost gone.  At year's end there will be nothing more he can do to shape, alter or improve the City of New York.  It's the end of 12 years of governing under one man's singular, often inspiring, sometimes maddening priorities …
 
 
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Discussion: ThinkProgress
Carlo Muñoz / The Hill:
Obama should express condolences for Lane's death, says governor
Discussion: Politico
Steven Salaita / Salon:
No, thanks: Stop saying “support the troops”
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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