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6:40 PM ET, August 26, 2013

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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.
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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
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
John Kerry: Syria's use of chemical weapons ‘undeniable’
Discussion: CNN and Reuters
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Ex-US Attorney Calls James O'Keefe ‘A Nasty Little Cowardly Spud’  —  The conservative video maker James O'Keefe has turned his cameras on the former federal prosecutor whose office brought charges against him and his accomplices in the phone-tampering of a Democratic U.S. senator.
Martin Weil / Washington Post:
Drone crashes into Virginia bull run crowd  —  An aerial drone, a pilotless aircraft of the type that has aroused intense public discussion in recent months, crashed Saturday into the stands at a public event in Virginia that has also aroused heated discourse.
Wall Street Journal:
U.S., Citing ‘Moral Obscenity’ in Syria, Weighs Response  —  Kerry Calls Attacks ‘Undeniable’; U.N. Reaches Attack Site After U.S. Issued Caution Over Mission  —  Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against civilians is a …
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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 …
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Treasury tells Congress nation will breach debt ceiling in mid-October  —  The Treasury Department has told Congress it must raise the $16.7 trillion national debt limit by mid-October.  —  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in a letter sent Monday to lawmakers said his department would exhaust the …
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Weekly Standard
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” …
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.
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.”
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.
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, Wonkblog and National Review
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 …
Will Englund / Washington Post:
Report: Snowden stayed at Russian consulate while in Hong Kong  —  MOSCOW — Before American fugitive Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow in June — an arrival that Russian officials have said caught them by surprise — he spent several days living at the Russian Consulate in Hong Kong, a Moscow newspaper reported Monday.
Patrick Leahy:
Leahy: SJC Will Hold Hearing On Federal And State Marijuana Laws In September  —  WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Monday that the Committee will hold a hearing next month on the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws.
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Tea party: Obamacare is now ‘BoehnerCare’  —  Tea party activists are planning to rally outside of House Speaker John A. Boehner's Ohio office on Tuesday, telling the Republican speaker that if he doesn't use this year's spending fight to defund the health care law, it will hence be known to them as “BoehnerCare.”
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 …
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed:
Julian Assange Sang And Danced In A Parody Rap Video For Some Awful Reason  —  The WikiLeaks founder raps and sings and it's really strange.  —  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange guest-starred in a satirical music video (he shows up around 3:30) and parodied an Australian '80s pop hit... while wearing a mullet.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
KARE-TV:
Openly gay minister ordained in Minneapolis  —  Daniel Vigilante is now the minister of outreach at Trinity Community Church at 28th and Humboldt Avenue.  —  He tried to get ordained 13 years ago, but he had to remove himself from the process because the church wouldn't accept his sexual orientation.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Iowa GOP Not Conservative Enough?  —  At the New York Times yesterday, Jonathan Martin wrote a catch-up piece for those who haven't been paying attention (or reading Political Animal) to the early 2016 GOP skirmishing over and in Iowa.  Long story short: Iowa Republicans are nervous …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Boehner aide: Obama must consult with Congress on Syria  —  An aide to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned the White House on Monday it must consult with Congressional leaders before taking any military action in Syria.  —  Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a blog post that the president …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and CNN
Ruben Navarrette / CNN:
Don't fear talking 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 to have a national conversation in which we talk about race.
Gregory Wallace / CNN:
Medal of Honor recipient faced ‘blizzard of bullets’  —  Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama recognized a soldier's struggles on and off the battlefield when he presented the Medal of Honor on Monday.  —  Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter received the top combat valor medal for demonstrating …
Kaiser Health News:
Bare Bones Health Plans Expected To Survive Health Law  —  This KHN story was produced in collaboration with  —  Consumer Reports calls it “junk health insurance.”  A California regulator described them as “skeleton policies.”  To an expert from the American Cancer Society, they …
Discussion: ThinkProgress
G-A-Y / Good As You:
For a low $500-$5000, you too can sponsor ‘Ex-Gay Awareness Month’  —  The “ex-gay” movement has come at the expense of so much and so many.  Now here are some literal price points to go with those untold costs: … Eh, I've been making people aware of the “ex-gay” movement for years.
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Truth Wins Out
 
 
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Associated Press:
GOP Sen. Bob Corker Urges ‘Surgical’ U.S. Air Strike In Syria
Discussion: Associated Press
James Hohmann / Politico:
Left, right invoke Martin Luther King Jr. to their own ends
Discussion: CNN
EIA:
World petroleum use sets record high in 2012 despite declines in North America and Europe
Discussion: Wonkblog
Paul Mozur / China Real Time Report:
Chinese Internet Hit by Attack Over Weekend
Discussion: GigaOM and The Verge
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Maggie Haberman / Politico:
GOP 2016 hopefuls slated for NYC event
Discussion: Ballot Box and CNN
TheBlaze.com:
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Bloomberg:
No Tolerance for Russia's Anti-Gay Games
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and Taylor Marsh
Kim Severson / New York Times:
Challengers to South Carolina Senator Are Lining Up on the Right