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12:20 AM ET, August 28, 2013

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Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Experts to Obama: Here Is What to Do in Syria  —  A big group of foreign policy experts, from across the ideological spectrum, is calling on President Obama to impose “meaningful consequences on the Assad regime” for their use of chemical weapons.  —  “At a minimum, the United States …
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Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
“Experts” Who Are Always Wrong About Everything Want to Bomb Syria  —  The Weekly Standard has an open letter explaining that blowing up lots of stuff in Syria is a great idea: … The “other people” include Max Boot, Paul Berman, Dr. Clifford D. May, Marty Peretz, and Danielle Pletka.
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Kucinich: Syria strike would turn US into 'al Qaeda's air force'  —  Air strikes on Syria would turn the U.S. military into “al Qaeda's air force,” former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) told The Hill.  —  The outspoken anti-war activist said any such action would plunge the United States …
Discussion: National Review
New York Times:
Pentagon Sees Syrian Military, Not Chemical Sites, as Target  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering a range of limited military actions against Syria that are designed to “deter and degrade” the ability of President Bashar al-Assad's regime to launch chemical weapons, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Military Strikes Are an Extremely Expensive Way to Help Foreigners
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ralph Peters / New York Post:
Obama's third war
Discussion: neo-neocon
Justin Sink / The Hill:
White House: We're not seeking ‘regime change’ as goal in Syria
Discussion: Outside the Beltway, CNN and Politico
NBCNews:
Military strikes on Syria ‘as early as Thursday,’ US officials say
New York Times:
Blasts in the Night, a Smell, and a Flood of Syrian Victims
Fox News:
Ben Bradlee's daughter-in-law reveals (almost) all on Facebook  —  Ben Bradlee, one of the great men of American journalism, celebrated his 92nd birthday yesterday, and his daughter-in-law paid tribute by posting a photo of them and saying “it is a dream to be part of his family.”
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Erik Wemple:
Pari Bradlee and the brilliance of Fox News's Howard Kurtz  —  No one cared about the Facebook photos of one Pari Bradlee.  No one cared that one of them portrayed her in a “Swiss-cheese bra.”  No one cared that another showed her posing nude, “shot from the back, twisting one arm behind her.”
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Robertson: Gay People Deliberately Spread HIV/AIDS By Cutting People With Special Rings  —  Today on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson told co-host Terry Meeuwsen that gay men in cities like San Francisco attempt to spread HIV/AIDS to others by cutting them with a special ring when shaking hands.
WPXI-TV:
Teens face ethnic intimidation charges after brutally beating woman in North Side  —  PITTSBURGH —  Three teenage girls are facing several charges, including ethnic intimidation, after police said they brutally beat a 32-year-old woman Sunday in Pittsburgh's North Side.
Rush Limbaugh:
Why are Feminists Judging Miley Cyrus?  —  RUSH: This Miley Cyrus incident from Sunday night, “twerking” on the MTV Music Awards, continues to be discussed.  I ran across something today I really want to share with you about the curriculum at many (one particularly, but I'm sure at many other) universities and colleges in this country.
Discussion: Althouse
Washington Post:
New Jersey's Cory Booker: A perfect senator for ‘This Town’?  —  “That's really a phenomenon of the last two years,” Booker acknowledges, “when people started projecting me, not as this guy working in the inner city, but maybe as somebody who was going somewhere.”
Boston Magazine:
Behind the Scenes of The Hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  —  All photographs by Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Sean Murphy  —  It was likely the most terrifying manhunt in Boston history.  With the city under lockdown and armored vehicles rolling through Watertown, the alleged Boston …
Discussion: Guardian, CBS New York, NBCNews and TalkLeft
Daily Mail:
Rape victim, 93, bravely speaks out after she was ‘attacked by 17-year-old boy who kicked in back door of her home as she slept’  —  A 17-year-old boy has been charged with rape following a sickening assault on a 93-year-old woman.  —  Iquise Taylor of Anderson, Indiana …
ABC News:
Twerking: A Scientific Explanation  —  Twerking is such a complex, technical subject, only a Ph.D. researcher can explain how the body does what it does to make it happen.  —  Twerking is a combination movement involving a deep squat and a pelvic tilt, Michelle Olson, a professor …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Colorlines
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Brian Lewis Speaks Out: Roger Ailes and Fox News Should Fear Him  —  Brian Lewis's attorney Judd Burstein just provided this statement to Gawker: … Fox News President Roger Ailes fired Lewis in late July following accusations of “financial irregularities” and “multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract.”
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
August 2013 Ratings: MSNBC Down Double Digits  —  MSNBC continued its rough 2013 in the ratings, continuing to lose significant audience from 2012.  The problems were particularly prevalent in primetime, with some shows losing close to -50% of viewers.  —  The ratings for August 2013 (Nielsen Live + Same Day data):
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Michaud leads in Maine Gubernatorial race  —  Mike Michaud is the new leader in the Maine Governor's race, benefiting from the continued unpopularity of incumbent Paul LePage and declining support for independent Eliot Cutler over the last seven months.  Michaud is at 39% to 35% for LePage and 18% for Cutler.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Taegan Goddard's …
Dan Popkey / Idaho Statesman:
Boehner visits Boise; vows to succeed with entitlement reform this fall  —  The House speaker predicts ‘a whale of a fight’ but he says the timing is right.  —  House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that getting the GOP-controlled House to agree to raising the U.S. debt ceiling will only come …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Al Jazeera America Launch Ratings  —  Al Jazeera America launched last week, and we have the ratings from Nielsen for its first few days.  —  Not surprisingly given the low-rated channel it replaced (Current TV), and the fact that it lost a few million homes from AT&T before launch …
Alec Luhn / Guardian:
Bubonic plague outbreak feared in central Asia  —  Health officials on alert after teenager who ate infected barbecued marmot dies and three others are admitted to hospital  —  Health officials fear an outbreak of bubonic plague in central Asia after a teenage boy died from the disease …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Michigan Medicaid Expansion In Legislative Limbo  —  A Michigan bill to expand Medicaid under Obamacare is currently in legislative purgatory after a state senator refused to cast a vote, therefore stymying its passage.  —  The bill needs 20 votes out of the 38-member Senate to pass.
Discussion: Eclectablog
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Wal-Mart will offer health coverage to workers' partners starting in 2014  —  The largest private employer in the United States will provide health insurance to the domestic partners of its U.S. workers starting next year in a major victory for gay rights activists.
Discussion: Reuters and CNN
Josh Lederman / Associated Press:
Obama Taps Former Aides for Intel Review Panel  —  President Barack Obama on Tuesday named the members of a new intelligence review panel aimed at boosting public confidence in U.S. surveillance programs, tapping a group of former White House officials and academics with close current and past ties to his administration.
Somini Sengupta / NYT Bits:
‘Revenge Porn’ Could Be Criminal Offense in California  —  On a recent episode of “The Newsroom,” on HBO, the character Sloan Sabbith, a financial reporter, was mortified when an ex-boyfriend posted compromising pictures of her online, which then went viral.
John Harwood / The Caucus:
10 Questions for Jacob Lew  —  Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has been part of Washington's fiscal battles for three decades, since he served as an aide to then-House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill.  But soon he will be the Obama administration's point man on an unusual convergence of fronts …
Jonathan Martin / The Caucus:
Ickes Returns to Democratic Committee's Rules and Bylaws Panel  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Democratic National Committee's summer meeting here late last week was starkly different from the gathering of its Republican counterparts earlier in the month.  There were no surefire news-making speakers …
 
 
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Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Rick Perry will return to Iowa for Polk County GOP dinner
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Fox News expert: ‘Women have the breasts’ so health care should cost more than men
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
U.S. Gov't Funding $313M in Mortgages—For Palestinians on West Bank
Discussion: Israel Matzav and Weasel Zippers
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
How Louie Gohmert Is Fueling An Anti-American Conspiracy Theory In Egypt
Perry Chiaramonte / Fox News:
Dem bill would trigger huge new taxes on guns, ammo
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
GOP senators want to reverse healthcare rule for congressional staff
Discussion: Politico
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Why Do Education and Health Care Cost So Much?
Discussion: National Review and Wonkblog
 Earlier Items: 
Charlie Gasparino / Fox Business:
Obama Could Be Losing a Top Economic Adviser
Discussion: The Hill
Alex Seitz-Wald / The Plum Line:
Updated: Congressman says he understands DREAMers' plight because he's from Arkansas
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Raw Story
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
At Charter Schools, Short Careers by Choice
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Via Meadia