Morning Round-Up 9-23 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Morning Round-Up 9-23

“The result of a year’s work depends more on what is struck out than on what is left in…” –Henry Adams

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. Rising Immigrant Deaths Put Burden on Texas County
  2. Analysis: Kenya Attack a Shift for Somali Rebels?
  3. 1 Week To Go Until Government Shutdown Deadline


  1. Barack Obama’s health-care conversion
  2. Some brass back Kirsten Gillibrand’s sexual assault bill
  3. Cruz stumbles to salvage strategy


  1. Insight: Chamber of Commerce turns to small courts for big wins
  2. Clinton mulls idea of White House run, aware of ‘challenges’
  3. At Navy Yard service, Obama rails again against ‘routine’ of gun violence

Wall Street Journal

  1. Yellen Would Bring Tougher Tone to Fed
  2. More DNA Samples, More Debate
  3. Immigration Advocates Consider a Compromise

Washington Post

  1. Groups flush with out-of-state cash flock to Virginia governor’s race as testing ground
  2. The most important week of Ted Cruz’s (short) career
  3. Obama pushes nation to demand a ‘common sense’ balance on gun control, gun rights

Washington Times

  1. U.S. and Russia press Syria, but are slow to destroy their own chemical weapons
  2. 3 Kenya mall gunmen are from America: report
  3. Bill Clinton on budget impasse: GOP waging a good war


Associated Press

  1. Explosions at Kenya Mall; 3rd Day of Hostage Crisis
  2. Pakistani Christians Protest Deadly Church Bombing
  3. New Iranian Leader Poses Challenge for Israel


  1. Merkel must reach out to leftist rivals after poll triumph
  2. Suicide bomber in Russia’s North Caucasus kills two, injures 20
  3. Russia says West exploiting Syria to threaten force

Wall Street Journal

  1. Suicide Attack on Pakistani Church Kills at Least 70 People
  2. Swiss Canton Approves Burqa Ban
  3. Euro-Zone Business Activity Rises

Washington Post

  1. Military moves into Nairobi mall after gunmen kill at least 69; most hostages freed
  2. Responding to soldier killings, Netanyahu allows Jewish families to live in Hebron house
  3. Iranian president Hassan Rouhani takes diplomatic tone at military event 

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. A Tale of Two Movements
  2. Obama’s Odd Theory of ‘Creeping Resignation’ Over Gun Violence 

The Blaze

  1. CNN: Some of the Kenya Mall Attackers Are From U.S.
  2. Sarah Palin: Fox News Should Reveal GOP Leaders Who Provided Opposition Research on Ted Cruz (And A Prominent Conservative Backs Her Up) (9-22)


  1. Politico Smears Cruz, Says He’s ‘Scrambling’ to ‘Salvage’ Obamacare Defunding
  2. Senate Republicans Can Stop Reid From Funding Obamacare

The Daily Caller      

  1. Exclusive: Rand Paul Wants Chief Justice John Roberts, all federal workers, to enroll in Obamacare
  2. Iran reportedly producing deadly sarin gas

  1. Quantitative Explosion: Fed Owns More Treasuries and MBSs Than Publicly Held Debt Amassed From Washington Through Clinton (9-22)
  2. Vatican Chief Justice: Pelosi Must Be Denied Communion; She’s ‘Gravely in Error’ on Abortion (9-23)

National Review

  1. Breaking Bad Breaks Through
  2. Cory Booker’s Problematic Tax Returns

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Naval Academy Professor Sanctioned for Criticizing Sexual Assault Policies
  2. Israeli Advisers Assisting Kenyan Security Forces in Mall Shooting

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Were Americans Among the Al-Shabaab Nairobi Mall Attackers?
  2. Obama’s Plan B for Securing Assad’s Chemical Weapons

Huffington Post

  1. Tom Coburn Says Republicans Rushing to Defund Obamacare Are Not Based in the ‘Real World’ (9-22)
  2. Tom Cole: ‘It’s Awfully Hard to Repeal Obamacare When a Guy Named Obama Is President’ (9-22)

Talking Points Memo

  1. Ted Cruz to GOP: Shut Down the Government Or You’re Voting for Obamacare
  2. A Few Tweets from Cruz’s Speech Writer


      1. Fox News Tells Ted Cruz His Plan to Defund Obamacare Won’t Work (9-22)

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