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7:50 AM ET, September 9, 2013

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CNN:
CNN poll: Public against Syria strike resolution  —  Washington (CNN) — As President Barack Obama presses his case for a strike on Syria, a new national survey shows him swimming against a strong tide of public opinion that doesn't want the U.S. to get involved.
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Politico:
Hawkish GOP taking dovish stance on Syria  —  Of all the unexpected turns in the Syria debate, one stands out most: The GOP, the party of a muscular national defense, has gone the way of the dove.  —  A decade after leading the country into Iraq and Afghanistan, Republicans have little appetite …
George C. Edwards III / Politico:
Why President Obama's Syria speech won't matter  —  Let's get one thing clear: President Barack Obama's upcoming media blitz, to include interviews on six television networks and a primetime Oval Office address, is not going to rally the public behind U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria.
USA Today:
Uphill battle for Obama: Where Congress stands on Syria  —  President Obama faces a daunting battle to win congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria, a USA TODAY Network survey finds.  But a large number of undecideds may be open to persuasion.  —  CONNECT
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Sen. Tom Udall: ‘My heart is broken’ by Syrian videos  —  An opponent of President Obama's plan to launch a military mission into Syria said that new videos seeming to show the victims of chemical weapons attacks do not change his mind.  —  “My heart is broken when I see that video …
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Kerry says Saudi Arabia has agreed to support military strike against Syria
Discussion: Israel Matzav and CNN
Reuters:
Syrian President Assad says no evidence of chemical attack: CBS
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Israel Matzav
David S. Cloud / Los Angeles Times:
Pentagon adjusts plans for more intense attacks on Syria
Discussion: Blazing Cat Fur
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren assails Supreme Court as too far right  —  LOS ANGELES - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka denounced the United States Supreme Court on Sunday as a right-wing panel that serves the interests of corporate America, previewing a theme …
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
Jarrett pledges administration support to finish silica rule
Discussion: Politico
Chris Wallace / Fox News:
Denis McDonough makes administration's case for action in Syria; will Sen. Rand Paul filibuster vote?  —  Special Guests: Denis McDonough, Sen. Rand Paul  —  This is a rush transcript from “Fox News Sunday,” September 8, 2013.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
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Politico:
Denis McDonough confronts Syria skepticism
Discussion: CNN and Firedoglake
Michael Sallah / Washington Post:
LEFT WITH NOTHING.  —  On the day Bennie Coleman lost his house, the day armed U.S. marshals came to his door and ordered him off the property, he slumped in a folding chair across the street and watched the vestiges of his 76 years hauled to the curb.  —  Movers carted out his easy chair, his clothes, his television.
Melanie Eversley / USA Today:
NAACP chief Ben Jealous to resign, cites family reasons  —  NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous says he wants to spend more time with his wife and children.  —  CONNECT  —  The man who has become the face of the NAACP — from marches protesting the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin …
Hayley Dixon / Telegraph:
Global warming?  No, actually we're cooling, claim scientists  —  A cold Arctic summer has led to a record increase in the ice cap, leading experts to predict a period of global cooling.
Peter Walker / Guardian:
Dennis Rodman gives away name of Kim Jong-un's daughter  —  Former US basketball star and frequent North Korean visitor shares name of leader's baby Ju-ae  —  When it comes to announcing a baby's name to the world, some will have a quiet word with friends and family while others might send a discreet email.
Discussion: BBC and NBCNews
Simon Tisdall / Guardian:
Assad did not order Syria chemical weapons attack, says German press  —  Bild am Sonntag cites high-level German surveillance source suggesting Syrian president was not personally behind attacks  —  President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus …
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Alexandra Hudson / Reuters:   Syrian forces may have used gas without Assad's permission: paper
Maggie Haberman / Reuters:
Hillary Clinton to speak on Syria  —  Hillary Clinton will make her first public remarks about Syria on Monday when she makes a visit to the White House for an unrelated event, a Clinton aide told POLITICO.  —  The comments, the first since an unidentified aide said last week that the former Secretary …
Andrew Johnson / National Review:
Benghazi Whistleblower: I've Been ‘Punished’ for Speaking Out  —  Gregory Hicks, the former Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya who testified before Congress about the 9/11 attacks on an American diplomatic facility earlier this year, believes he has been “punished” for speaking …
 
 
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Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
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Max Ehrenfreund / Washington Monthly:
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Israel deploys Iron Dome near Jerusalem
Ariel Ben Solomon / Jerusalem Post:
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Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Barry's War Within
Discussion: Hot Air and Hullabaloo
Max Fisher / WorldViews:
Here's Michele Bachmann thanking the Egyptian military for the coup and crackdowns
Discussion: Business Insider
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Rand Paul lays out demands ahead of potential Syria filibuster
 

 
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