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9:45 AM ET, September 8, 2013

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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama to hold Syria interviews with 6 TV networks  —  President Obama will sit for interviews Monday with six TV networks as he makes his case to the nation for military intervention in Syria.  —  Obama will tape interviews Monday afternoon with anchors from ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as with PBS …
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
President Obama's toughest Syria hurdle: The calendar  —  On the short list of seemingly intractable obstacles to President Barack Obama's Syria plans: a war-weary nation, the feckless United Nations — and the Gregorian calendar.  —  From the beginning, Obama's recent Syria push has been hobbled …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Politico:
Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria
Discussion: Political Capital and CNN
Jason Seher / CNN:
Pryor a ‘no’ on Syria  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - As the Obama …
New York Magazine:
In Conversation: Michael Bloomberg  —  Racist?  —  I mean he's making an appeal using his family to gain support.  I think it's pretty obvious to anyone watching what he's been doing.  I do not think he himself is racist.  It's comparable to me pointing out I'm Jewish in attracting the Jewish vote.
Discussion: Politicker, Hullabaloo and CNN
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NY Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg: Bill de Blasio's campaign is ‘racist’
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Chris Smith / New York Magazine:
In Conversation: Michael Bloomberg
Sam Tanenhaus / New York Times:
The Hands-Tied Presidency  —  AS the debate on the Syria intervention began in Congress last week, some wondered why President Obama, who has been frustrated repeatedly by Republican legislators, would risk being thwarted yet again and possibly jeopardize the ability of future presidents to pursue ambitious foreign policy objectives.
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Amid presidential murmurs, Warren to address AFL-CIO  —  LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will address a key faction of the liberal base Monday as speculation intensifies that she will someday seek the presidency.  —  Helping to open the quadrennial AFL-CIO convention …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Jonathan Vankin / Opposing Views:
Michael E. Mann, Top Climate Scientist, Can Proceed WIth Libel Suit Against Right Wing Blogs, Judge Rules  —  Follow us and never miss a story!  —  A climate scientist widely known for his “hockey stick” graph showing a steep climb in global temperature over the last century …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Alan Grayson: ‘They have no smoking gun that the attack was ordered by Assad’  —  Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL). … Ezra Klein: Let's begin at the beginning.  Give me your broad thoughts on intervening in Syria.  —  Alan Grayson: The great uncovered story at this point is there's no practical …
Discussion: New York Times and The Raw Story
Conrad Black / New York Sun:
Collapse of American Influence Recalls Dis-Integration of Soviet Union, Fall of France  —  Not since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, and prior to that the fall of France in 1940, has there been so swift an erosion of the world influence of a Great Power as we are witnessing with the United States.
Discussion: Power Line
Mjmontone / CBS New York:
NYPD: Man Brain-Dead Following Random Rampage In Union Square  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It came out of nowhere.  —  A man allegedly went on a rampage in Union Square on Wednesday afternoon and left a complete stranger brain-dead in the process.  —  Police said that the attack may have been a hate crime.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Direct link between Assad and gas attack elusive for U.S.  —  (Reuters) - With the United States threatening to attack Syria, U.S. and allied intelligence services are still trying to work out who ordered the poison gas attack on rebel-held neighborhoods near Damascus.
Talking Points Memo:
McConnell's Anti-Obamacare Juggernaut Turns Against Him  —  Perhaps nobody was more responsible for making Obamacare a partisan bill than Mitch McConnell.  During the grueling debate that began in 2009, the Senate minority leader worked diligently to ensure no Republican voted for health care reform.
Carlo Muñoz / The Hill:
Congressional veterans line up against military intervention in Syria  —  The majority of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans serving in Congress are lining up against President Obama's plan for military action in Syria.  —  Of the 16 veterans of those two conflicts serving in Congress …
Bradley A. Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Bradley Smith: The Supreme Court and Ed Corsi's Life of Political Crime  —  How one Ohio man's blog on politics got him in trouble with campaign-finance law.  —  In the winter of 2008, Ed Corsi decided that he was tired of stewing about the politics in his home of Geauga County, Ohio, and the country at large.
 
 
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