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9:40 PM ET, April 8, 2017

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Avi Selk / Washington Post:
MSNBC host's conspiracy theory: What if Putin planned the Syrian chemical attack to help Trump?  —  A volley of U.S. cruise missiles had barely been launched into Syria before the Internet filled up with fact-free theories about the real reason for an international crisis.
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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 …
Sophie Tatum / CNN:
Haley: No political solution in Syria with Assad in power  —  Haley: US was fully justified to strike Syria  — “If he needs to do more, he will do more,” Haley said when asked if Trump would order more strikes  —  (CNN)US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview airing Sunday …
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.
Tom Cotton / New York Times:
A Strike in Syria Restores Our Credibility in the World
Discussion: Politicus USA and Shot in the Dark
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Nicki Rossoll / ABC News:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: ‘No change’ to US military position on Syria after strike
Discussion: Politico, Vox and The Atlantic
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
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Associated Press:
Alabama Supreme Court Orders Impeachment Hearings for Gov. Robert Bentley
Tom Boggioni / Raw Story:
WATCH: Ex-Breitbart executive warns that if Kushner forces out Bannon it will be ‘open warfare’ on Trump  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  During a panel discussion on the civil war being waged in the White House between Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and senior Trump adviser Steve Bannon …
Discussion: AOL
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Jeffrey Sonnenfeld / Politico:
Trump's White House Is a Family Business. That's Not a Bad Thing.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Axios:   Bannon's allies are scrambling to save him
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.
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
Awr Hawkins / Breitbart:
Fresno State Lecturer: ‘Trump Must Hang’ to Save Democracy  —  Tweets from a Fresno State lecturer Lars Maischak not only demonstrate stark disagreement with capitalism, Christianity, and the GOP, but also a declaration that President Trump “must hang” to save democracy.
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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: RedState and The Daily Caller
Charlie Nash / Breitbart:
PolitiFact Pulls 2014 ‘Mostly True’ Rating of John Kerry's Claim of Eliminating Syrian Chemical Weapons  —  PolitiFact has pulled a 2014 fact-check on remarks about Syria by former Secretary of State John Kerry after the claim the Obama administration “got ‘100 percent’ of chemical weapons out of Syria” turned out to be false.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and IJR
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Scott Jaschik / Inside Higher Ed:
New York Adopts Free Tuition  —  SUNY and CUNY students from families with incomes up to $125,000 will not pay tuition.  But some aid experts are alarmed by requirement that graduates stay in state for same number of years they receive the benefit.  —  In what proponents are calling a historic move …
Discussion: Occupy Democrats
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
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 …
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
Claire Ballor / Dallas Morning News:
Hacking blamed for emergency sirens blaring across Dallas early Saturday  —  City officials have determined that hacking is to blame for the emergency sirens that went off throughout Dallas early Saturday.  —  Rocky Vaz, the director of the city's Office of Emergency Management …
Discussion: CBS Dallas
 
 
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