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2:50 PM ET, August 26, 2013

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Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg:
Samantha Power on the Duty to Intervene  —  This week, the Barack Obama administration's most eloquent and ardent advocate for humanitarian intervention overseas, Samantha Power, the ambassador to the United Nations, tweeted the following about the alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Booman Tribune
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Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran  —  The U.S. knew Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history — and still gave him a hand.  —  The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus.
Eliot A. Cohen / Washington Post:
Syria will require more than cruise missiles  —  Eliot A. Cohen teaches at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  He directed the U.S. Air Force's Gulf War Air Power Survey from 1991 to 1993.  —  In 1994, after directing the U.S. Air Force's official study of the Persian Gulf War …
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Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Obama boxed-in on Syria
Discussion: Reuters and VodkaPundit
Telegraph:
Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria
BBC:
Snipers attack UN convoy in Syria
Discussion: The Verge and NPR
Ben Smith:
ProPublica Joins NSA Chase  —  Broadening the journalistic front on the National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden.  —  A new National Security Agency facility in Utah.  —  George Frey / Getty Images  —  The nonprofit investigative reporting group ProPublica is among …
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Tea Party Now Covering News for Washington Post  —  The Washington Post's lead Sunday news story is one of the weirdest, and most weirdly biased, news articles I've ever read in my life.  The point of the story — headlined “After six budget showdowns, big government is mostly unchanged” …
Hugh Hewitt / Washington Examiner:
Is Obama the worst president ever?  —  “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”  — President Obama, Aug. 11, 2009  —  So said President Obama again and again through 2009 and 2010 as he sold Obamacare to the country.  He promised.  He put his personal integrity on the line.
Spiegel Online:
How America Spies on Europe and the UN  —  President Obama promised that NSA surveillance activities were aimed exclusively at preventing terrorist attacks.  But secret documents from the intelligence agency show that the Americans spy on Europe, the UN and other countries.
Discussion: Techdirt, The Switch and emptywheel
Ron Fournier / The Atlantic Online:
The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It?  —  Young people are eager to serve and to change the world.  They just have no faith that public service or elected office are the way to get it done.  —  Forget what you've read about the “Me, Me, Me Generation.”
Kelefa Sanneh / New Yorker:
TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR PARTY PEOPLE  —  When the news broke—"cleveland kidnapping victims free"—Rachel Maddow wasn't sure she had much to add.  It was the kind of story that cable news loves: three women had been abducted and held hostage for years, until a garrulous local man named Charles Ramsey helped kick …
Kim Severson / New York Times:
Challengers to South Carolina Senator Are Lining Up on the Right  —  LAKE WYLIE, S.C. — Some of the early shots in the Republican primary battle against Senator Lindsey Graham have been fired from this tiny community on northern border of the state where the Civil War began.
Washington Post:
Despite backlogs, VA disability claims processors get bonuses  —  Mary Shinn/News21 - Sean Meade was an Army National Guard soldier who was deployed to Iraq during 2006 and 2007.  He filed a disability claim in 2008 for back problems and post-traumatic stress disorder.
TheBlaze.com:
SHOCK VIDEO ALLEGEDLY SHOWS AL QAEDA-LINKED TERRORISTS STOPPING TRUCK DRIVERS ON SIDE OF ROAD THEN EXECUTING THEM FOR NOT BEING SUNNI MUSLIMS  —  Editor's note: This story contains extremely graphic content that may be offensive to some readers.  —  New video posted on YouTube purports …
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Anti-Abortion Laws Take Dramatic Toll On Clinics Nationwide  —  More than 50 abortion clinics across the country have closed or stopped offering the procedure since a heavy wave of legislative attacks on providers began in 2010, according to The Huffington Post's nationwide survey of state health departments …
RT:
Russia may bring back gay blood donor ban  —  Russia could soon reintroduce the ban on blood and organ donations for gay men, but offer them free treatment facilitating ‘conversion’ to heterosexuals, a senior Russian MP has said.  —  “We will suggest amendments to the law on donors …
New York Post:
New York Post endorses Christine Quinn and Joe Lhota in city's mayoral primaries  —  Two weeks from tomorrow, New York City Democrats and Republicans will go to the polls in primaries to choose their candidates for mayor.  Some voters had hoped for a different set of candidates …
Ruben Navarrette / CNN:
Let's have the conversation about race  —  Editor's note: Ruben Navarrette is a CNN contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group.  Follow him on Twitter: @rubennavarrette  —  San Diego, California (CNN) — Americans are told we need …
Annie Lowrey / New York Times:
Under Obama, Little Progress on High-Level Jobs for Women  —  WASHINGTON — Behind the roiling conversation over whether President Obama might make Janet L. Yellen the first female leader of the Federal Reserve is an uncomfortable reality for the White House: the administration has named …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
 
 
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Martin Weil / Washington Post:
Drone crashes into Virginia bull run crowd
Discussion: The Verge, The Raw Story and Poynter
Katrina Trinko / National Review:
Doctor Rand  —  Senator Paul performs pro bono eye surgery.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and BizPac Review
Neil Shah / Wall Street Journal:
Stagnant Wages Are Crimping Economic Growth
Maggie Haberman / Politico:
GOP 2016 hopefuls slated for NYC event
Discussion: CNN
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google
Discussion: Gawker and Wonkblog
NBCNews:
August 25: John Lewis, Cory Booker, Bobby Jindal, Raul Labrador, Sheryl WuDunn, Al Sharpton …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and msnbc.com
Hadas Gold / Reuters:
Keeping ‘tabs’ on campaign emails
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Cruz: Not enough votes now for Obamacare shutdown threat
 Earlier Items: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Donald Trump: New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman ‘political hack’
Paul Krugman:
Unnatural Models of the Labor Market (Wonkish)
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Brad DeLong
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story:
Study finds wealth gives rise to a sense of entitlement and narcissistic behaviors
Discussion: Firedoglake
Conn Carroll / Washington Examiner:
Market innovation, not government regulations, are the key to keeping college costs down
Discussion: UrbanGrounds
Bloomberg:
No Tolerance for Russia's Anti-Gay Games
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and AMERICAblog News
Lisa Daftari / Fox News:
Muslim Brotherhood's bid to scapegoat Christians failing, say Egyptians
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers