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2:00 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.
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 …
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 …
Mark Landler / New York Times:
On Syria Attack, Trump's Heart Came First  —  PALM BEACH, Fla. — The images were heartbreaking: Children gasping and choking for breath, their mouths foaming.  A grief-stricken father, cradling the lifeless bodies of his two children, swaddled in white blankets.
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 Hensch / The Hill:
Russian PM: Moscow, US on ‘the verge of a military clash’
Discussion: Facebook, RedState and Hot Air
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Rand Paul: Trump needs Congress to authorize military action in Syria
Scott Adams' Blog:
Scott Adams' Blog
Discussion: Mediaite
May Bulman / The Independent:
US air strikes in Syria: Russia suspends agreement preventing direct conflict with American forces
Rex W. Tillerson / US Department of State:
Remarks With National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster
Discussion: Just Security
CNN:
Trump launches military strike against Syria
Pam Key / Breitbart:
Tillerson: ‘Steps Are Under Way’ to Remove Assad From Power in Syria
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.
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.
Discussion: New York Times
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 …
Fox News:
Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court
Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
Trump Screws Up Glitz, Racks Up Wins
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Instapundit
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: Power Line and The Gateway Pundit
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James Masters / CNN:
Two dead after truck rams pedestrians on Stockholm street
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Gothamist, Heat Street and The Root
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.”
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 …
Discussion: Washington Post and TheBlaze
 
 
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Gabe Ortiz / Daily Kos:
Donald Trump urges compassion for the Syrian children he's banned from the U.S.
Christine Rousselle / Townhall.com:
Chicago To Require College Acceptance To Get a Diploma
CNN:
Clinton on Russian election meddling: ‘More effective theft even than Watergate’
Discussion: FOX6Now.com
A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
As Advertisers Bail, The O'Reilly Factor Cuts Commercial Load
Discussion: The Week
John Carney / Breitbart:
The United States created 98,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate dipped to 4.5 percent …
Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Policy May Send Reporter Back to Mexico, Where He Risks Being Killed
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Trump Organization settles restaurant suit with chef José Andrés
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Mediaite
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Advertisers virtually abandon O'Reilly in bizarre, truncated show
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley: I will not resign
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