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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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New York Times:
Syria Strike Puts U.S. Relationship With Russia at Risk  —  WASHINGTON — The American military strike against Syria threatened Russian-American relations on Friday as the Kremlin denounced President Trump's use of force and the Russian military indicated it would suspend an agreement …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Mark Landler / New York Times:
On Syria Attack, Trump's Heart Came First
JGoldsmith / Lawfare:
The Constitutionality of the Syria Strike Through the Eyes of OLC (and the Obama Administration)
Matthew Haag / New York Times:
Trump's Far-Right Supporters Turn on Him Over Syria Strike
Ellen Mitchell / The Hill:
US investigating possible Russian involvement in Syrian gas attack
Discussion: The Daily Caller
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:
Statement from Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis on U.S. strike in Syria
Associated Press:
THE LATEST: SYRIAN UN ENVOY CALLS MISSILE STRIKES ‘BARBARIC’
Discussion: Breitbart, CNN and Politico
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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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.
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.
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 IJR
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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Elana Schor / Politico:
Bipartisan pitch to save filibuster gets 61 senators' endorsement  —  Sixty-one senators urged their party leaders to preserve the filibuster for legislation on Friday, backing the procedural tool after Republicans scrapped the minority's power to block Supreme Court nominees.
Discussion: Political Wire
Elana Schor / Politico:
Senate confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court  —  The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Friday, after a bitter partisan clash that culminated with Republicans unilaterally eliminating the 60-vote filibuster for high court nominees.  —  The 54-45 vote came 24 hours after a tense series …
Laura Litvan / Bloomberg:
Senate GOP Gives Trump a Much-Needed Win With Supreme Court Vote
Discussion: Politico and ThinkProgress
Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
Abbe R. Gluck / Los Angeles Times:   Op-Ed Goodbye, U.S. Senate
Jessica Mason Pieklo / Rewire:
Welcome to the Gorsuch Court
Naomi Martin / Dallas Morning News:
Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck, The Blaze for wrongful termination  —  Tomi Lahren, the young incendiary conservative commentator, is suing her former boss, Glenn Beck and his media firm, The Blaze, for wrongful termination involving her pro-choice comments.  —  According to Lahren's suit …
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 …
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.”
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BuzzFeed:
Trump's Most Die-Hard Media Defenders Turn On Him After Strikes On Syria
Facebook:
To see more from on Facebook, log in or create an account.  —  . . - (« ») , . , . , , . .  —  That's it.  The last remaining election fog has lifted.  Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, ISIS (the Islamic State) …
Discussion: Politico, ABC News, Towleroad and Hot Air
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Mark Hensch / The Hill:
Russian PM: Moscow, US on ‘the verge of a military clash’
Discussion: Politico and RedState
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Trump officials defend Syria strikes, say they were in ‘vital national interest’
Discussion: Politico
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, IJR and Occupy Democrats
Jennifer Kabbany / The College Fix:
Angry mob shuts down Blue Lives Matter speech at Claremont McKenna College  —  A throng of angry protesters converged at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and effectively shut down a pro-police speech as they surrounded the building, forcing the speaker to give the talk via livestream …
Emma Brown / Washington Post:
The cost of Betsy DeVos's security detail — nearly $8 million over nearly 8 months  —  Federal marshals are protecting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a cost to her agency of nearly $8 million over nearly eight months, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
 
 
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Why a 2013 Sean Hannity Tweet is Making the Rounds Today
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Peter W. Stevenson / Washington Post:
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David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
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Lamia Estatie / BBC:
Arabs praise ‘Abu Ivanka’ aka Trump for Syria strike and #AmericaIsOverParty fears army draft
Discussion: IJR
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney:
Tomahawk maker's stock up after U.S. launch on Syria
Helena Horton / Telegraph:
British DJ sentenced to jail in Tunisia over dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Bloomberg:
America's Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever
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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Coming Incompetence Crisis
Zachary Tracer / Bloomberg:
GOP Health Plan Relies on Cutting Payments to Doctors, Hospitals
Discussion: Axios
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Trump Organization settles restaurant suit with chef José Andrés
Daily Mail:
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Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Power Line
Mike Cason / al.com:
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley: I will not resign
Discussion: Raw Story and Joe.My.God.
Chris Perez / New York Post:
Uber bans rider for life over threat to accuse driver of rape
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