Morning Round-Up 9-17 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Morning Round-Up 9-17

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Associated Press

  1. Contract Worker Behind Navy Yard Shooting Rampage
  2. Gunman in Navy Yard Shooting Was in Navy Reserves
  3. Lawyers: Fort Hood Shooter’s Pay Likely Long Gone


  1. After shooting, talk turns to gun control
  2. Navy Yard shooting victim names released
  3. Nancy Pelosi’s votes could be crucial to John Boehner


  1. Gunman opens fire at Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., 13 dead
  2. Fugitive Snowden in running for European rights prize
  3. Officials say no evidence of second shooter in Washington rampage

Wall Street Journal

  1. Shooting Suspect Had Record of Gun Use, Misconduct
  2. Yellen Is Now Top Fed Hopeful
  3. Obama Feels a Pinch From Congressional Democrats

Washington Post

  1. Navy Yard area reopens as investigators search for clues to massacre
  2. Navy Yard rampage likely to renew debate over security at U.S. military installations
  3. From Newtown to Navy Yard, unpredictable calamities upend Obama’s second term  

Washington Times

  1. Aaron Alexis may have picked up and used victims’ weapons: investigators
  2. Obama warned of earlier sarin attacks in Syria, stayed mum until deaths hit masses
  3. Biometric ID viable at U.S. entry points: report


Associated Press

  1. Powerful Typhoon Downgraded After Lashing Japan
  2. UN Confirms Chemical Weapons Used in Syria
  3. Russia Against Use of Force in Syria Resolution


  1. In public shift, Israel calls for Assad’s fall
  2. Russia and France disagree on Syria Sarin attack
  3. U.N. inquiry decries widespread abuses in North Korea

Wall Street Journal

  1. Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Helicopter
  2. A Win for Assad? Backers Are Split
  3. Brazil Says Obama, Rousseff Discussed Scheduled State Visit

Washington Post

  1. Philippine rebels abduct police chief, complicating hostage crisis in south of the country
  2. German elections pit Merkel, challenger over poverty problems
  3. Iran’s president Rouhani responds to Syria weapons deal

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. How to Keep the Constitution
  2. Lindsey Graham Still Wants to Go to War  

The Blaze

  1. Here’s the Mug Shot of the Navy Yard Shooter and Everything Else We Know About Him (9-16)
  2. Meet the Heroic Woman Who Exposed Polygamous Cult Leader’s ‘Horrific Secrets’ And Helped Send Him to Jail For Life


  1. When Did Military Bases Become ‘Gun-Free Zones’?
  2. Bill Daley Drops Out of Illinois Governor’s Race (9-16)

 The Daily Caller 

  1. Holder, IRS officials spoke at political training session for black ministers that detailed ‘right-wing conspiracy’ (9-16)
  2. Hume: Obama wants shutdown fight over health care budget (9-16)

  1. Obama Calls Navy Yard Shooting ‘Cowardly Act’ (9-16)
  2. Gallup: ‘Trust and Confidence’ in Federal Gov’t Lower Than During Watergate (9-16)

National Review

  1. Obama’s Box Canyon
  2. ‘Universal Background Checks’? Not So Fast… (9-16)

Washington Free Beacon

  1. CIA Employee Who Refused to Sign Non-Disclosure on Benghazi Suspended
  2. Motive Unknown: Online jihadists suggest Navy Yard shooting was terrorism as US authorities look for clues to motive in murder of 12 Navy Yard workers (9-16)

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Investigators Search for Clues to What Motivated Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis
  2. Ahmed Akkari Repents Violent Opposition to Danish Cartoons Lampooning Islam

Huffington Post

  1. John McCain: Some Republicans Resist Obama ‘Because They Dislike’ Him (9-16)
  2. We’ve Had So Many Mass Shootings in the U.S., We’ve Had to Redefine the Term

Talking Points Memo

  1. No Endgame in Sight to Avert a Government Shutdown
  2. House Keeping and Comments  


      1. How Gun Laws Factor Into the Navy Yard Shooting (9-16)

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