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10:45 AM ET, September 3, 2013

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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Why many Republicans won't support Obama on Syria attack  —  CONGRESS BARACK OBAMA REPUBLICAN PARTY SYRIA  —  Early signs say it will be hard for President Obama to win congressional authorization for military action in Syria.  That could change; lawmakers might re-write …
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Aliyah Frumin / msnbc.com:
In Syria debate, little mention of rebels  —  An image grab taken from a video shows an opposition fighter firing an rocket propelled grenade (RPG) on August 26, 2013 during clashes with regime forces over the strategic area of Khanasser, situated on the only road linking Aleppo to central Syria.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Moon of Alabama
Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
Drawing a Line on Syria, U.S. Keeps Eye on Iran Policy
Discussion: emptywheel and Booman Tribune
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Vote on Syria Sets Up Foreign Policy Clash Between 2 Wings of G.O.P.  —  WASHINGTON — The Congressional vote on whether to strike Syria will offer the best insight yet on which wing of the Republican Party — the traditional hawks, or a growing bloc of noninterventionists …
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Daily Mail:
Kerry's cosy dinner with Syria's ‘Hitler’: Secretary of State and the man he likened …
Ed Payne / CNN:   Obama administration presses for support on Syria strikes
Steven T. Dennis / Roll Call:
Will Congress Follow Its Leaders On Syria?  —  President Barack Obama and congressional leaders face a daunting task convincing skeptical lawmakers to back a war against Syria.  —  Obama's surprising announcement Saturday that he would go to Congress for a use-of-force authorization put top leaders …
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John Bresnahan / Politico:
New Senate Syria plan limits Barack Obama
Discussion: Lawfare and msnbc.com
Bradley Klapper / Associated Press:
Obama Must Address Skeptics, Lawmakers About Syria
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post's next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper  —  Jeffrey P. Bezos, the next owner of The Washington Post, says he doesn't have all the answers for what's ailing the newspaper industry or for the financially challenged news organization he is preparing to buy.
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Washington Post:
Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post's next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Top-secret U.S. intelligence files show new levels of distrust of Pakistan  —  The $52.6 billion U.S. intelligence arsenal is aimed mainly at unambiguous adversaries, including al-Qaeda, North Korea and Iran.  But top-secret budget documents reveal an equally intense focus on one purported ally: Pakistan.
Microsoft:
Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices & services business, license Nokia's patents and mapping services  —  Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially …
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Jennifer Meacham / KOIN-TV:
Sweet Cakes closing shop amid same-sex rift  —  GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) — A bakery embroiled in controversy after an owner refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is closing up its Gresham storefront.  —  According to the “Sweet Cakes by Melissa” Facebook page …
James Nye / Daily Mail:
Father who beat to death man he caught raping his five-year-old daughter will NOT face charges because of Texas state laws on deadly force  — A young father who beat his daughter's rapist to death after walking in on the assault will not face charges according to the states grand jury
Lucy McCalmont / Politico:
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: U.S. has ‘dozens’ of allies  —  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the U.S. would be bolstered with support from “dozens” of international allies if the United States makes military strikes against Syria.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Right Wing News
Kenneth Lovett / NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Controller candidate Scott Stringer voted to let a pro-pedophilia group keep its tax break  —  Stringer said 1996 vote against yanking the tax-free status of the North American Man/Boy Love Association came amid fear that stripping groups of non-profit status would set a ‘dangerous precedent’
Gerry Mullany / New York Times:
Dennis Rodman Returns to North Korea to Visit Kim  —  HONG KONG — The former basketball star Dennis Rodman returned Tuesday to North Korea, where he plans “to see my friend” Kim Jong-un, the dictator whose country until recently was threatening to annihilate the United States with nuclear weapons.
Emily Pohl-Weary / io9:
RIP Frederik Pohl, the man who transformed science fiction  —  One of the leading lights of the science fiction world, editor and author Frederik Pohl, passed away this weekend after a career that defined the genre for decades.  —  His granddaughter Emily Pohl Weary confirmed the news:
Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:
MC Anthony Weiner Parades West Indian Style, Sorta: “Anybody Here From Jamaica?”  —  Anthony Weiner may be lagging in the polls, but his West Indian Day Parade float — complete with dancehall-style DJ and Weiner (MC Carlos Danger?) himself on the mic — put his mayoral rivals' productions to shame Monday.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Last resort: When all else failed, Obama went to Congress  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL WHITE HOUSE CONGRESS BARACK OBAMA SYRIA  —  One factor that could complicate President Obama's effort to win congressional authorization for his plan to attack the Syrian regime is that …
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Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Where isolationism leads  —  The Syria debacle sheds light …
Sam Dagher / Wall Street Journal:
Syria Prepares for U.S. Attack
William R. Polk / The Atlantic Online:
Your Labor Day Syria Reader, Part 2: William Polk
Charlotte Higgins / Guardian:
Male conductors are better for orchestras, says Vasily Petrenko
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
Mike Opelka / TheBlaze.com:
‘TREASON’ OR ‘FREE SPEECH?’ …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Mediaite
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Justice Department bids to trap poor, black children in ineffective schools
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Rand Paul to campaign for Steve Lonegan
Discussion: CNN and First Read
Rachel Manteuffel / PostPartisan:
A vote of no confidence is in order
Discussion: Washington Post and Right Turn
James Ceaser / Postmodern Conservative:
To Authorize or Not to Authorize  —  Please also read …
Discussion: Power Line
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Assad: If The West Attacks, ‘Risk Of A Regional War Exists’
 

 
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