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8:55 AM ET, September 9, 2013

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Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
John Kerry gives Syria week to hand over chemical weapons or face attack  —  US secretary of state tells London press conference with William Hague that US intelligence blames Assad regime for gas attack  —  The US secretary of state has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week …
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CBS News:
Bashar Assad tells Charlie Rose U.S. should “expect every action” in response to Syria strikes  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  President Bashar Assad warned Sunday that if President Obama decides to launch military strikes on Syria, the U.S. and its allies should “expect every action” in retaliation.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Sen. Tom Udall: ‘My heart is broken’ by Syrian videos
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Kerry says Saudi Arabia has agreed to support military strike against Syria
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, 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
Alexandra Hudson / Reuters:   Syrian forces may have used gas without Assad's permission: paper
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:
The party of hawks turns dovish 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.
CNN:
5 takeaways from CNN's Syria poll
Discussion: Politico and Washington Times
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
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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 …
Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:   Obama launches final push to win congressional support for a strike on Syria
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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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.
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 …
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.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
POLITICO publisher buys Capital New York  —  In an ambitious play for the New York market, POLITICO publisher Robert Allbritton has purchased the online news site Capital New York, with plans to make “a substantial investment” in the business and more than quadruple staff.
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: The Week, BBC and NBCNews
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011  —  The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency's use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately …
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Max Ehrenfreund / Washington Monthly:
Surveillance and Arrogance
Discussion: Guardian and emptywheel
 
 
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Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
Cruz: Deaths In Syria Are A Distraction From Benghazi Scandal
Discussion: The Raw Story
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Israel deploys Iron Dome near Jerusalem
Ariel Ben Solomon / Jerusalem Post:
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