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Morning Round-Up 9-18

Let every man remind their descendants that they also are soldiers who must not desert the ranks of their ancestors, or from cowardice fall behind. –Plato

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Gunman’s Path to DC Emerges, But Questions Remain
  2. What a Trip: Timothy Leary’s Files Go Public in NY
  3. Navy Commander, 2 Others Charged in Bribery Scheme


  1. What’s wrong with President Obama?
  2. And what’s right with President Obama?
  3. House GOP doubles down on bad hand


  1. U.S. Navy was warned that Washington shooter ‘heard voices’
  2. Cash-strapped University of California may spend millions on president’s residence
  3. Obama says Navy Yard shooting shows need for better gun checks

Wall Street Journal

  1. Shooting at Washington Navy Yard Exposes Screening Lapses
  2. Walgreen to Give Workers Payments to Buy Health Plans
  3. Health-Law Navigators Blasted in Republican Report 

Washington Post

  1. Government shutdown moves closer to reality
  2. Obama, on Telemundo, rules out freezing deportations of most illegal immigrants
  3. Boehner Agonistes (again)

Washington Times

  1. Cuccinelli camp disavows Jewish joke at rally
  2. Government job cuts create a historically slow recession recovery
  3. IRS officials thought Obama wanted crackdown on tea party groups, worried about negative press


Associated Press

  1. Syria Gives Russia Chemical Weapons Evidence
  2. Germany: Economic Giant Reluctant to Lead
  3. Greek Public Sector Shuts Down for 2-Day Strike


  1. Americans, Europeans oppose Syrian intervention: poll
  2. Russia says U.N. report on Syria preconceived, political
  3. Iran sees ‘opening’ on nuclear diplomacy: official

Wall Street Journal

  1. Violent Censorship on Rise in Afghanistan
  2. What Egypt Wants: Cheaper Bread
  3. Split on Germany’s Left Boosts Merkel’s Re-Election Bid

Washington Post

  1. On Syria, Lavrov stays on Russian message
  2. Car bombing on Syria-Turkey border kills seven people
  3. NSA spying scandal spoils dinner at the White House for Brazil’s president

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. Empire’s Aftermath
  2. The Navy Yard Names Lost in the Politics

The Blaze

  1. Why Are Truckers Threatening to ‘Shut Down Washington, D.C.’ For Three Days Straight?


  1. Report: 52 Felons Gained Access to Military Bases
  2. Bloomberg’s Magical Mystery Gun Control Bus Tour Hits DC on Sept 19

 The Daily Caller 

  1. Obama’s group attacks GOP ‘government shutdown’ as 70 Repubs sponsor bill to avoid shutdown (9-17)
  2. Report: IRS flagged ‘anti-Obama’ language in groups’ literature (9-17)

  1. Census on Obama’s 1st Term: Real Media Income Down $2,627; People in Poverty Up 6,667,000; Record 46,496,000 Now Poor (9-17)
  2. State Dep’t Still Saying Most Syrian Rebels are ‘Moderates’

National Review

  1. Illinois’s Medicaid Scandal
  2. Empty Promise

Washington Free Beacon

  1. China Seeks Weaker Export Controls on Military Equipment
  2. Critics: New Labor Regs Will Hurt Seniors, Caretakers (9-17)

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Aaron Alexis Was Hearing Voices a Month Before His Rampage
  2. Friends Say Aaron Alexis Was Into Buddhism for the Thai Women

 Huffington Post

  1. Lindsey Graham Clowns Tea Party Republicans Who Want to Defund Obamacare But Don’t Know How
  2. Boehner’s Government Shutdown Calculus: Let Calamity Be the Cure  (9-17)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Starbucks: Please Keep Guns Out of Our Stores
  2. Captures Some of Where We Are


     1. Colorado Floodwaters Cover Fracking And Oil Projects: ‘We Have No Idea What Those Wells Are Leaking’ (9-17)


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