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6:35 PM ET, April 8, 2017

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CNN:
Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again  —  (CNN)New airstrikes have targeted a town in northwest Syria that was hit by a deadly chemical attack earlier this week, activists said.  —  It wasn't immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which hit on Friday and Saturday …
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Washington Post:
Warplanes return to Syrian town devastated by chemical attack  —  BEIRUT — Residents of the Syrian town devastated by a chemical-weapons attack last week said that warplanes had returned to bomb them Saturday as Turkey described a retaliatory U.S. assault as “cosmetic” unless it removed President Bashar al-Assad from power.
Nikita Vladimirov / The Hill:
Tulsi Gabbard ‘skeptical’ Assad regime behind gas attack … (D-Hawaii) said Friday she was “skeptical” that Syrian leader Bashar Assad's regime was behind this week's chemical weapons attack in northern Syria.  —  “There are a number of theories that are out there,” Gabbard said during …
Ryan Pickrell / The Daily Caller:
Obama Admin May Have Known Syria Still Had Chemical Weapons  —  The Obama administration may have known that it failed to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons well in advance of Tuesday's deadly attack.  —  In the wake of the recent chemical weapons that killed innocent civilians …
Brooke Seipel / The Hill:
Warren rips Trump over Syrian airstrikes  —  (D-Mass.) on Saturday hit President Trump after he sent a letter to Congress explaining his reasoning for an airstrike on Syria, saying she had seen “no compelling strategic justification” for the strike.  —  “We need a plan to hold Assad accountable.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Bannon's Views Can Be Traced to a Book That Warns, ‘Winter Is Coming’  —  WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon has read the book three times.  He still keeps a copy of it — one that's creased and copiously underlined — in a library with the rest of his favorites at his father's house in Richmond, Va.
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Nicki Rossoll / ABC News:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: ‘No change’ to US military position on Syria after strike  —  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. position on Syria hasn't changed after American warships launched a military strike on an air base in Syria Thursday in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack …
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Tom Cotton / New York Times:
A Strike in Syria Restores Our Credibility in the World
Discussion: Shot in the Dark
Alyssa Madruga / Fox News:
Expert: Watch to see if Kim Jong-Un goes into hiding after Syria strike
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trump has visited a Trump-branded property every 2.8 days of his presidency  —  For the 10th weekend in a row, President Trump is visiting a Trump-branded property — every weekend except the first two after his inauguration.  —  For the sixth weekend in a row, he's golfing at one of those properties …
Discussion: Post On Politics
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media loved Trump's show of military might.  Are we really doing this again?  —  The cruise missiles struck, and many in the mainstream media fawned.  —  “I think Donald Trump became president of the United States last night,” declared Fareed Zakaria on CNN, after firing of 59 missiles …
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Inside the failed secret mission to save the filibuster  —  A week before Republicans gutted the filibuster to put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, nine senators gathered in John McCain's office to see whether they could save the Senate from spiraling further into disrepair.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Mitch McConnell, the man who broke America
John Sharp / al.com:
Rebekah Mason suggested closure of DMV offices in majority black counties, report shows  —  Governor Robert Bentley's former top advisor and secret paramour Rebekah Mason led a politically-motivated effort in 2015 to close 31 driver's license offices in mostly black counties, a move that embarrassed the state and was later reversed.
Ian Simpson / Reuters:
Alabama Supreme Court allows impeachment of governor to proceed  —  The Alabama Supreme Court on Saturday allowed the impeachment of Governor Robert Bentley to start next week, staying a temporary restraining order from a lower court that had blocked hearings, court documents showed.
Discussion: Political Wire
David Montero / Los Angeles Times:
What happens when a Vegas icon becomes a Hillary Clinton-bashing, far-right Twitter persona  —  The Vegas Vic neon sign on East Fremont Street in Las Vegas.  —  Vegas Vic hewed close to the strong, silent cowboy types with little regard for a mess of extra words.
Discussion: BizPac Review
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
To Charm Trump, Paul Manafort Sold Himself as an Affordable Outsider  —  WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort is the rarest of professional pitchmen: one who knows how to sell to a salesman.  —  That was evident by the effort he made last year to gain a foothold in President Trump's campaign …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Bettina Elias Siegel / New York Times:
New Mexico Outlaws School ‘Lunch Shaming’  —  What is “lunch shaming?”  It happens when a child can't pay a school lunch bill.  —  In Alabama, a child short on funds was stamped on the arm with “I Need Lunch Money.”  In some schools, children are forced to clean cafeteria tables in front of their peers to pay the debt.
Michael Todd / Santa Cruz Sentinel:
Shark stranded near Pleasure Point  —  SANTA CRUZ >> Survival isn't likely for the 10-foot shark that thrashed at bystanders trying to photograph the stranded fish near Pleasure Point Friday afternoon, according to the Pelagic Research Shark Foundation.  —  While trying to rescue the fish …
Discussion: fox5sandiego.com
Reed Abelson / New York Times:
No ‘Death Spiral’: Insurers May Soon Profit From Obamacare Plans, Analysis Finds  —  In contrast to the dire pronouncements from President Trump and other Republicans, the demise of the individual insurance market seems greatly exaggerated, according to a new financial analysis released Friday.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Cortney O'Brien / Townhall.com:
At Awards Ceremony, Walter Williams Slams PC Campuses, Thanks His Teachers For ‘Not Giving a Damn About His Self Esteem’  —  Townhall columnist Walter E. Williams received the prestigious Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Thursday night in the nation's capital …
Discussion: BizPac Review and Cafe Hayek
Samuel Chamberlain / Fox News:
Stockholm terror attack: Suspect reportedly posted ISIS videos on Facebook  —  The suspect in Friday's deadly truck attack in Stockholm posted videos of ISIS atrocities on Facebook and “liked” a picture showing the bloody aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a Swedish newspaper reported.
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Jerusalem Post:
Syrian jets take off from air base US missiles struck
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Claire Ballor / Dallas Morning News:
Hacking blamed for emergency sirens blaring across Dallas early Saturday
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Timothy Cama / The Hill:
EPA may seek to repeal Obama ozone pollution rule
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Bettina Boxall / Los Angeles Times:
Gov. Brown declares California drought emergency is over
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
BuzzFeed Sues the FBI Over Andrew Breitbart Records Request
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NBC News:
Sebastian Gorka Made Nazi-Linked Vitezi Rend ‘Proud’ by Wearing Its Medal
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Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Sorry, Democrats, The Obama Spying Scandal Isn't Going Away
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Cable News Loves War
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
With lethal injection drugs expiring, Arkansas plans unprecedented seven executions in 11 days
David Bernstein / Washington Post:
The post-constitutional world of Judge Richard Posner
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Axios:
Bannon's allies are scrambling to save him
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
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Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
A House committee report claims the Global Alliance for Responsible Media colluded to cut Twitter revenue after Musk's acquisition; GARM guidance is non-binding

Phil Lewis / What I'm Reading:
CNN says it has integrated its Race and Equality team of reporters in other areas across its platforms, instead of the team existing in an “organizational silo”

Financial Times:
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