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3:55 PM ET, April 7, 2017

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Haider Newmani / ABC News:
Eyewitness says Syrian military anticipated U.S. raid  —  Syrian military officials appeared to anticipate Thursday's night raid on Syria's Shayrat airbase, evacuating personnel and moving equipment ahead of the strike, according to an eyewitness to the strike.
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Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Russia Suspends Cooperation With U.S. in Syria After Missile Strikes  —  MOSCOW — Russia on Friday froze a critical agreement on military cooperation with the United States in Syria after an American military strike, warning that the operation would further corrode already dismal relations between Moscow and Washington.
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Obama Doctrine, R.I.P.  —  President Obama's foreign policy doctrine, like many foreign policy doctrines, was contradictory at times, and it sometimes lacked coherence.  Obama himself resisted the desire of others (including yours truly) to corral his various foreign policy …
Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Trump's Troll Army Isn't Ready for War in Syria  —  The fractured elements of what was once called the alt-right were unified once more on Thursday night in condemning Donald Trump's airstrike in Syria as a mistake.  Or as Milo Yiannopoulos put it, “FAKE and GAY.”
David Frum / The Atlantic:
Seven Lessons From Trump's Syria Strike  —  When the Electoral College elevated Donald Trump to the presidency, it conferred on him the awesome life-and-death powers that attend the office.  It was inevitable that President Trump would use those powers sooner or later.  Now he has.
NBC News:
U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base After Chemical Weapons Attack
Mark Landler / New York Times:
On Syria Attack, Trump's Heart Came First
Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Russian PM: Moscow, US on ‘the verge of a military clash’
Discussion: RedState
Matthew Haag / New York Times:
Trump's Far-Right Supporters Turn on Him Over Syria Strike
Louis Nelson / Politico:
Haley says U.S. ‘prepared to do more’ in Syria
Discussion: ABC News
Daniel R. DePetris / The Hill:
The US just attacked Syria. So where's Congress?
Discussion: ABC News
Scott Adams' Blog:
Scott Adams' Blog
Discussion: Mediaite and Alternet
BuzzFeed:
Trump's Most Die-Hard Media Defenders Turn On Him After Strikes On Syria
Rex W. Tillerson / US Department of State:
Remarks With National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster
Discussion: CNN, Just Security and FOX6Now.com
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:   Trump National Security Team All Agreed on Syria Strike
Axios:
Exclusive: Trump eyes new chief of staff; House Leader on short list  —  President Trump is considering a broad shakeup of his White House that could include the replacement of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and the departure of chief strategist Steve Bannon, aides and advisers tell us.
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New York Times:
In Battle for Trump's Heart and Mind, It's Bannon vs. Kushner  —  WASHINGTON — Thick with tension, the conversation this week between Stephen K. Bannon, the chief White House strategist, and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, had deteriorated to the point of breakdown.
Wall Street Journal:
Donald Trump Considering Major Shake-up of Senior White House Team  —  The president is said to be unhappy with the infighting among his top aides  —  WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is considering a major shake-up of his senior White House team, a senior administration official said Friday.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Trump's Syria Strike Is Latest Sign of Steve Bannon's Waning Influence  —  Donald Trump's surprise decision to launch missile strikes against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's forces in response to Tuesday's horrific chemical attack represented a reversal from Trump's noninterventionist campaign message.
Marc Caputo / Politico:
GOP Congresswoman: Trump should oust Bannon
Discussion: Fox News Insider and Towleroad
New York Times:
Senate Confirms Gorsuch as Supreme Court Justice  —  WASHINGTON — Judge Neil M. Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate on Friday to become the 113th justice of the Supreme Court, capping a political brawl that lasted for more than a year and tested constitutional norms inside the Capitol's fraying upper chamber.
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court  —  The U.S. Senate confirmed Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, capping more than a year of bitter partisan bickering over the ideological balance of the nation's highest court.  —  Senators voted to confirm Gorsuch, 49 …
Abbe R. Gluck / Los Angeles Times:   Op-Ed Goodbye, U.S. Senate
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Maggie Haberman: The New York Times reporter Trump can't quit  —  Several days before Donald Trump announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015, he invited New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman to lunch at Trump Grill.  —  Haberman was late.  Trump waited, as did his soon-to-be campaign aides …
Lucas Tomlinson / Fox News:
Russian warship steams toward US destroyers that launched Syria strikes  —  A Russian warship entered the eastern Mediterranean Friday and was heading toward the area where two U.S. Navy destroyers launched missile strikes into Syria, Fox News has learned.  —  The Russian frigate …
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Sputnik International:
Russian MoD Suspends Deconfliction Channel With US on Syria Flights From April 8
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sky News:
Stockholm ‘terror attack’: Man arrested after truck drives into pedestrians  —  Police say they are investigating a “deliberate” attack after a truck drove into pedestrians in Stockholm, killing three people and injuring many more.  —  Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven has said one person …
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Nelson D. Schwartz / New York Times:
Job Growth Loses Steam as U.S. Adds 98,000 in March  —  The Labor Department released hiring and unemployment figures for March.  It is the latest official snapshot of the state of the American economy.  —  The Numbers  —  • 98,000 jobs were added last month.
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Jeff Cox / CNBC:
US created only 98,000 jobs in March, vs 180,000 expected
Discussion: Politico, Occupy Democrats and IJR
Allegra Kirkland / Talking Points Memo:
Fox Uses Trump Access Hollywood Tape In Workplace Harassment Seminars  —  Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, used the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape in which President Donald Trump bragged about groping women without their consent in seminars on workplace harassment, a spokesperson confirmed to TPM on Friday.
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Chris Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
As Trump Defends O'Reilly, Fox Uses ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape in Harassment Seminars
New York Times:
Kushner Omitted Meeting With Russians on Security Clearance Forms  —  When Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, sought the top-secret security clearance that would give him access to some of the nation's most closely guarded secrets, he was required to disclose …
Daily Mail:
Above are the scenes in the city currently, where dozens of emergency services vehicles are tending to injured people  —  Anna who witnessed the incident, said: 'I saw hundreds of people ran, they ran for their lives.  —  ‘I turned and ran as well.’  —  Eyewitness Jan Granroth was inside a shoe shop when he heard screams.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Power Line
Chris Perez / New York Post:
Uber bans rider for life over threat to accuse driver of rape  —  The young Bronx woman who threatened to call police and falsely accuse an Uber driver of rape has been banned from the app for life, a spokesperson says.  —  SEE ALSO  —  Dash-cam footage, which was posted online this week …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Chief Ajit Pai Develops Plans to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules  —  Republican could make his plans public as soon as this month  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai laid out preliminary plans to roll back the agency's net neutrality rules in a meeting this week …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Coming Incompetence Crisis  —  I just read that the Trump administration has filled only 22 of the 553 key positions that require Senate confirmation.  This makes me worry that the administration will not have enough manpower to produce the same volume and standard of incompetence that we've come to expect so far.
 
 
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Emma Brown / Washington Post:
The cost of Betsy DeVos's security detail — nearly $8 million over nearly 8 months
Helena Horton / Telegraph:
British DJ sentenced to jail in Tunisia over dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer
Bloomberg:
America's Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever
Discussion: AOL
Zachary Tracer / Bloomberg:
GOP Health Plan Relies on Cutting Payments to Doctors, Hospitals
Discussion: Axios
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Bachmann: God Gave Us Trump As A ‘Reprieve’ From Dangerous Transgender Rights
Discussion: PinkNews
The White House:
Remarks by President Trump After Meeting with President Xi of China
Gabe Ortiz / Daily Kos:
Donald Trump urges compassion for the Syrian children he's banned from the U.S.
 Earlier Items: 
Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Policy May Send Reporter Back to Mexico, Where He Risks Being Killed
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Occupy Democrats
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Trump Organization settles restaurant suit with chef José Andrés
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, Mediaite and Axios
Mike Cason / al.com:
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley: I will not resign
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Trump asked African Americans what they had to lose.  For this rural Kentucky community, the answer is tangible.
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