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8:05 AM ET, September 8, 2013

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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’  —  But de Blasio, himself, is not one, says Mike Bloomberg, who also thinks the campaign is wrong in other ways.  'Tearing people apart with this ‘two cities’ thing doesn't make any sense to me.  It's a destructive strategy for those you want to help the most,' says Hizzoner.
Discussion: iOwnTheWorld.com
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Bloomberg Says de Blasio Has Run a ‘Racist’ Campaign
Chris Smith / New York Magazine:
In Conversation: Michael Bloomberg
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 …
Discussion: Power Line
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Politico:
Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria  —  Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is “necessary” to deter …
Discussion: Political Capital and CNN
Jason Seher / CNN:
Pryor a ‘no’ on Syria  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - As the Obama …
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
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.
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
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.
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
CNN:
CNN Exclusive: Videos show glimpse into evidence for Syria intervention  —  (CNN) — Men sprawled on a tile floor, shirtless and convulsing.  Children, too, seemingly unable to control their shaking and flailing.  Panic and screams in the background.  —  These are some of the hard …
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 …
 
 
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Political cronies keep cash flowing to Terry McAuliffe
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Sky News:
Abbott Wins: Australia ‘Under New Management’
Gerry Mullany / New York Times:
Rodman, Leaving North Korea, Assails Obama on U.S. Captive
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