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Morning Round-Up 9-19

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Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Investigators Review Erratic Behavior of DC Gunman
  2. Iran’s Rouhani: People Should Be ‘Completely Free’
  3. 7 Decades Later, Purple Heart Given to Daughter


  1. Liberals take on Wall Street Democrats—and win
  2. Ghosts of Akin loom over Georgia Senate race
  3. Shutdown sparring a warm-up for debt fight


  1. Military background checks not re-examined for a decade unless concerns raised
  2. All clear declared after report of shots near University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. Property losses from Colorado flood projected at about $2 billion

Wall Street Journal

  1. Fed Stays the Course on Easy Money
  2. Obama Administration Weighs Iran Talks at U.N.
  3. Military Missed ‘Red Flags’ on Shooter, Hagel Says

Washington Post

  1. Defense Department orders review of security clearance procedures
  2. House Republicans plan Friday vote on defunding Obamacare
  3. Shutdown would hit many government activities and workers, but not all

Washington Times

  1. Lawmakers have not tightened travel belts, fly in the face of budget rhetoric
  2. Soldier smartphones: Army presses ahead with ambitious technology push
  3. House Republicans will link health care funding to budget, risk of shutdown (9-18)


Associated Press

  1. Egypt Troops Surround Islamist Stronghold by Cairo
  2. Bomb Hits Bus in Central Syrian Province, Kills 19
  3. Afghans Flock to College, Even As Taliban Loom


  1. Russia says no plans yet to destroy Syrian chemical arms on own soil
  2. Iran’s Rouhani says does ‘not seek war with any country’
  3. NATO to investigate drone strike after Afghans said civilians died

Wall Street Journal

  1. Moscow Says No One Wins if Syria Keeps Arms
  2. Chemical-Weapons Enforcers Face Tough Demands and Deadlines in Syria
  3. Russia Looks to Borrow to Plug Funding Gap

Washington Post

  1. China’s transformation frays traditional family ties, hurting many seniors
  2. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s effort to seek peace with Pakistani Taliban off to rocky start
  3. Al-Qaeda-linked fighters seize Syrian town of Azaz from more moderate rebels

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. The GOP’s Obamacare Crack-Up
  2. Mike Lee’s Tax Reform Rewards Families and Reaps Praise (9-18)

The Blaze

  1. S.C. School District’s Detailed Response to TheBlaze’s Exclusive Report on ‘Widely Adopted’ Textbook With Flawed 2nd Amendment Definition (9-18)
  2. ABC News Reporter Calls Out Jay Carney During Tense Back-and-Forth Over Looming Obamacare Showdown (9-18)


  1. Report: Obama consulted NY Times Editors, Columnists on Syria Strategy (9-18)
  2. Report: Armed Emergency Response Team Ordered to Stand Down At Navy Yard As Shooting Started (9-18)

  The Daily Caller     

  1. House Oversight memo: Washington Post’s tea party coverage inspired IRS to target conservatives (9-18)
  2. McCain rejects report claiming Syrian rebels are largely jihadis (9-18)

  1. 101.5M to 97.2M: Gov’t Health-Plan Enrollees Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers
  2. With Mideast Christians in Peril, Administration’s Opposition to Special Envoy Post Called ‘Indefensible’

National Review

  1. Addled by the AR-15
  2. The Decline of College

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Atheists of America Unite
  2. Jindal to DOJ: Drop Lawsuit Against School Voucher Program (9-18)

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. McCain Blasts Putin in Pravda: He’s Made Russia a ‘Friend to Tyrants’
  2. The GOP Is Threatening Murder-Suicide With New Shutdown Warnings   

Huffington Post

  1. Ted Cruz Infuriates House GOP by Conceding Defeat on Obamacare Repeal (9-18)
  2. House GOP Plan to Defund Obamacare Still a ‘Dumb Idea’: Senate Republicans (9-18)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Why the GOP’s Obamacare Alternative Wouldn’t Work Anyway
  2. Truly in Lord of the Flies Territory


      1. U.N. Investigator: North Korean Prisons Like Nothing Seen Since Nazi Atrocities (9-18)


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