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Morning Round-Up 8-29

“Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. ” –St. Augustine

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Fast-Food Strikes Set For Cities Nationwide
  2. Obama Inspires Many in 50th-Year King Remembrance
  3. Obama: US Action Would Send Assad ‘Strong Signal’


  1. Syria’s best case, Syria’s worst case
  2. 5 questions for Barack Obama on Syria
  3. Obama on Syria: ‘I have not made a decision’


  1. U.S. transfers two Guantanamo detainees to Algeria
  2. Female midshipman faces examination in U.S. Naval Academy rape case
  3. Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death for 2009 killings

Wall Street Journal

  1. U.S., U.K. Face Delays in Push to Strike Syria
  2. March Remembers Kings Dream
  3. Crime Persists as a Grim Challenge for Blacks

Washington Post

  1. Syria wants UN weapons inspectors to stay, longer move could forestall U.S. military strike
  2. Why President Obama is deploying explainer-in-chief Bill Clinton to life Obamacare
  3. Labor names program manager to boost employment for female vets


Associated Press

  1. Assad Says Syria Will Defend Itself: State Media
  2. France: Military Ready to Go To Syria If Needed
  3. Merkel’s Challenger Pledges Quick Policy Changes


  1. Obama makes case for punishing Syria, but possible delays loom
  2. Ghosts of Iraq war force Britain to delay immediate Syria strike
  3. Russia sends warships to Mediterranean as Syria tension rises

Wall Street Journal

  1. Taliban Attack U.S.-Polish Base in Afghanistan
  2. Iraq Attacks Kill at Least 65
  3. Bank of England Ready to Inject More Stimulus, Carney Says

Washington Post

  1. Damascus residents prepare for U.S.-led strike
  2. China says U.S. rushing into Syria over chemical weapons
  3. Western powers face widespread skepticism over military strike on Syria

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Syria Is Not Kosovo


  1. Nuclear Option: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Nightmare for Media Elite
  2. Mexican Newspaper Says Asylum Claims Have Shot Up 260% Since 2012 (8-28)

The Daily Caller  

  1. Obama admits little economic progress for blacks, urges more political action (8-28)
  2. New Obamacare rule uses terms ‘shared responsibility payment’ and ‘penalty’ instead of ‘tax’ (8-28)

  1. Boehner to Obama: How Does Syrian Plan Comport With ‘Exclusive’ Constitutional Power of Congress (8-28)
  2. GOP Congressman to Boehner: Call Congress Back Now to Deal with Syria (8-28)

National Review

  1. Cory Booker’s Imaginary Friend
  2. The Israeli Spring

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Tim Kaine Backed Terry McAuliffe’s Doomed Car Company
  2. Union Questionnaire Focused on Democratic Priorities  

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. How the Obama Administration Reversed Course on Syria Strikes
  2. Obama Refused to Send Gas Masks to Syria Opposition for Over a Year
  3. The Army Life, Mundane and Hideously Violent, By Turns  

Huffington Post

  1. Steve Lonegan Says It’s ‘Weird’ Cory Booker Won’t Refute Gay Rumors: ‘I Like Being A Guy’ (8-28)
  2. Bush Library Rewrite Website Presents Democratic Version of President’s Legacy

Talking Points Memo

  1. AP Sources: Intelligence On Chemical Weapons In Syria No ‘Slam Dunk’
  2. ‘Shoot the N*****’


      1. How We Got Here: A Timeline of The Syria Chemical Weapons Saga (8-28)

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