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9:20 PM ET, August 28, 2013

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Noah Shachtman / Foreign Policy:
Exclusive: Intercepted Calls Prove Syrian Army Used Nerve Gas, U.S. Spies Say  —  Last Wednesday, in the hours after a horrific chemical attack east of Damascus, an official at the Syrian Ministry of Defense exchanged panicked phone calls with a leader of a chemical weapons unit …
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Official: White House seeks Syria response ‘just muscular enough not to get mocked’  —  “They are looking at what is just enough to mean something, just enough to be more than symbolic,” the official told the paper, giving credence to similar reports describing a limited military strike …
Speaker.gov:
Boehner Seeks Answers from President Obama on Syria  —  WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today sent the following letter to President Obama requesting that he clearly articulate to the American people and Congress his objectives, policy, and strategy for any potential intervention in Syria.
Ian Hurd / New York Times:
Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal  —  EVANSTON, Ill. — THE latest atrocities in the Syrian civil war, which has killed more than 100,000 people, demand an urgent response to deter further massacres and to punish President Bashar al-Assad.  But there is widespread confusion over the legal basis …
Yahoo! News:
Key lawmakers to get Syria chemical weapons briefing Thursday
Discussion: The Hill
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Putin's Silence on Syria Signals Resignation on Attack
Discussion: The Hill
Lara Seligman / The Hill:
McCain scolds White House for ‘crazy’ leaks on Syria air strikes
Discussion: Politico and Reuters
Politico:
Immigration reform's No. 1 enemy: Time
Emma Dumain / Goppers:
Boehner, Cantor Turned Down Chance to Speak at March Anniversary (Updated)  —  Updated 5:23 p.m. |  Speaker John A. Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the House's two most senior Republicans, were invited to speak at the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington — but declined.
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Aamer Madhani / USA Today:
Bushes unable to attend March on Washington ceremony  —  WASHINGTON —There will be two notable absences at Wednesday's commemoration to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: George H.W. and George W. Bush.  —  Both former presidents were invited to participate in Wednesday's celebration …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Francesca Chambers / Red Alert Politics:
Nation's only black Senator not invited to speak at March on Washington  —  About Francesca Chambers  —  Francesca is the Editor of Red Alert Politics - an online publication written by and for young conservatives.  Red Alert Politics is a product of Clarity Media Group …
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Patrick O'Connor / Washington Wire:
At 50th Anniversary of March, No GOP Speakers  —  No elected Republicans will speak at today's event marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, but that hasn't stopped GOP officials from honoring the occasion.  —  A parade of current and former elected officials issued remarks calling …
Discussion: Telegraph and Post Politics
kff.org:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: August 2013  —  As outreach efforts for enrollment in the health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increase over the summer, the August Kaiser Health Tracking Poll finds that the public's most trusted sources of information on the law …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Antiwar Left Stays Quiet On Syria  —  With less money and fewer members, antiwar groups struggle to effectively protest the imminent war in Syria.  —  Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans at an Iraq War veterans march in 2008 in Denver.  —  Michael Francis McElroy/Zuma Press / MCT
WPXI-TV:
Woman brutally beaten by group of teens in North Side says attack was ‘racially motivated’  —  PITTSBURGH —  A woman who said she was brutally attacked by a group of black teenagers in Pittsburgh's North Side Sunday said the girls savagely beat her while calling her racial slurs.
Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Jury Sentences Hasan to Death for Fort Hood Rampage  —  KILLEEN, Tex. — Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who admitted shooting to kill in a Fort Hood building here packed with unarmed soldiers nearly four years ago, once said he wished he had died in the attack so he could become a Muslim martyr.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Bill Mears / CNN:   Fort Hood shooting jury recommends death penalty for Nidal Hasan
Jack Goldsmith / Lawfare:
Why Doesn't President Obama Seek Congressional Approval for Syria?  —  I have a pretty broad view of presidential power to use military force abroad without congressional authorization.  On that view, which is close to the past views of the Office of Legal Counsel, the planned use of military force …
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John Parkinson / ABC News:
Growing Bipartisan Coalition Urges Obama to Seek Congressional Authorization for Syrian Strike
Robert Fisk / The Independent:
Does Obama know he's fighting on al-Qa'ida's side?
Discussion: Sense of Events
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Embracing misinformation on Obama  —  A poll of Louisiana Republicans released last week contained some strange news for President Obama: Twenty-nine percent of them said that he was responsible for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina — in 2005.  —  This was slightly more than the 28 percent …
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  August 28, 2013 - De Blasio Close To 40% In New York City Mayoral Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Quinn, Thompson In Battle For Second Place  —  With 13 days until the primary election, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio surges ahead of the Democratic pack …
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Rumsfeld says administration hasn't justified Syria attack  —  Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who ushered the U.S. into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2001 and 2003, said the Obama administration has not clearly justified an attack on Syria.  —  “One thing that is very interesting …
Discussion: National Review
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
N.M. Republican Said Gay Men Should Stop ‘Whoring’ And Marry Women  —  The Republican New Mexico state senator leading the charge against same-sex marriage wrote a blog post in which he suggested gay couples in the state should stop “whoring” and marry local women instead.
Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. delays deadline for finalizing Obamacare health plans  —  (Reuters) - The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting October 1.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
In Dramatic Reversal, Michigan Senate Passes Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion  —  The Michigan Senate voted Tuesday to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, extending health coverage to more than 400,000 low-income residents, but not without a little legislative drama first.
Josh Schiller / Washington Post:
Why you won't see or hear the ‘I have a dream’ speech  —  Josh Schiller is an associate in the New York offices of Boies Schiller & Flexner who has represented plaintiffs and defendants in copyright infringement lawsuits.  —  Fifty years ago this week, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech.
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Pryor won't attend Clinton's ObamaCare speech in Arkansas  —  Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) won't attend President Clinton's speech on ObamaCare in his home state of Arkansas, a sign of how problematic the law is for the embattled senator.  —  “Sen. Pryor has a previously scheduled engagement …
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Reaction
 
 
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Cheryl K. Chumley / Washington Times:
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Clinton: MLK did not ‘live and die to hear his heirs whine about political gridlock’
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