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10:00 AM ET, April 7, 2017

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NBC News:
U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base After Chemical Weapons Attack  —  The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was the Syrian government's use of banned chemical weapons blamed for having killed at least 100 people on Tuesday …
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Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
Why the Navy's Tomahawk missiles were the weapon of choice in strikes in Syria  —  The U.S. Navy launched more than 50 Tomahawk missiles early Friday at military targets in Syria in response to a chemical-weapons attack this week on civilians, relying on a mainstay weapon when the Pentagon wants to attack from a safe distance.
CNN:
Trump launches military strike against Syria  —  (CNN)The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government target in retaliation for their chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier in the week.  —  On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched between …
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.
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
Matthew Cole / The Intercept:
U.S. WEIGHS “SATURATION STRIKE” AGAINST SYRIAN GOVERNMENT IN RESPONSE TO CHEMICAL ATTACK  —  The Pentagon has developed plans for an airstrike against Syrian government targets in response to this week's apparent chemical attack by Syrian government forces, according to two U.S. military officials.
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Rand Paul: Trump needs Congress to authorize military action in Syria  —  (R-Ky.) said Thursday night that President Trump needs congressional authorization for military action in Syria after Trump ordered an airstrike in retaliation for a deadly chemical attack earlier this week.
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
U.S. Said to Weigh Military Responses to Syrian Chemical Attack  —  WASHINGTON — Senior Defense Department officials are developing options for a military strike in response to the Syrian government's chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians on Tuesday, officials said on Thursday.
David Filipov / Washington Post:
Russia condemns U.S. missile strike on Syria, suspends key air agreement  —  MOSCOW — Russia on Friday condemned the U.S. missile strike against Syrian government forces as an attack against its ally, and said it was pulling out of an agreement to minimize the risk of in-flight incidents between U.S …
Everett Rosenfeld / CNBC:
The US warned the Russians ahead of Syria missile strikes: Official  —  The U.S. warned the Russians before launching at least 59 tomahawk missiles aimed at Syria, NBC News reported, citing a U.S. official.  —  The strikes, which hit an airfield near Homs, struck aircraft and infrastructure including the runway, NBC reported.
Ralph Peters / New York Post:
Trump shows we finally have a fearless leader back in the White House
Discussion: Instapundit
Barbara Goldberg / Reuters:
Hillary Clinton calls for U.S. to bomb Syrian air fields
Discussion: Mediaite
Veronica Stracqualursi / ABC News:
The Note: Trump at War
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic:
The Obama Doctrine, R.I.P.
Discussion: Axios
Kristina Wong / Breitbart:
Trump Orders Strikes Against Syrian Regime Airbase in Response to Chemical Attack
Discussion: France 24
David E. Sanger / New York Times:   Striking at Assad Carries Opportunities, and Risks, for Trump
New York Times:
Mapping the Targets of the American Military Attack on Syria
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Tillerson: Strikes don't signal change in military action policy in Syria
Antony J. Blinken / New York Times:
After the Missiles, We Need Smart Diplomacy on Syria
Discussion: Just Security and ABC News
Andrew Exum / The Atlantic:
The Fight Against the Islamic State Just Got Harder
Discussion: CNN
Los Angeles Times:
U.S. launches dozens of missiles in response to chemical weapons attack
Discussion: The Daily Caller and KTLA
Associated Press:
Trump, Xi meet again - in shadow of missile strikes on Syria
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
Hillary Clinton calls for strikes against Syrian airfields
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
Discussion: Politicus USA and Gizmodo
Washington Post:   Bannon wants a war on Washington. Now he's part of one inside the White House.
Asawin Suebsaeng / The Daily Beast:
Steve Bannon Calls Jared Kushner a ‘Cuck’ and ‘Globalist’ Behind His Back
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 …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nuking The Filibuster May Hurt Republicans In The Long Run  —  The Supreme Court filibuster just died.  Having failed to break a Democratic filibuster on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Republicans voted 52-48 to invoke the so-called nuclear option …
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Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
Trump Screws Up Glitz, Racks Up Wins  —  They don't hold Rose Garden signing ceremonies when a governmental regulation is repealed.  But if they did, Donald Trump's still-nascent presidency would be getting a lot more respect.  —  While the media focuses on sexy topics—Russian spy intrigue …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
C.I.A. Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier Than Believed  —  WASHINGTON — The C.I.A. told senior lawmakers in classified briefings last summer that it had information indicating that Russia was working to help elect Donald J. Trump president, a finding that did not emerge publicly until …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Political Wire
Jose A. DelReal / Washington Post:
Trump asked African Americans what they had to lose.  For this rural Kentucky community, the answer is tangible.  —  MOUNT STERLING, Ky. — Jolene Jouett took a short puff from her cigarette and looked out the window at the neighborhood she has known her entire life.
 
 
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