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McCain Backs Obama: Congressional Failure to Authorize Action in Syria Would Be 'Catastrophic'

On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took the lead in pushing for war against Syria, stating that if America failed to take military action on Syria, it would be “catastrophic.” McCain met with President Obama on Monday, alongside Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Graham said he now thinks that Obama has a “solid plan” to “upgrade the opposition” in Syria. McCain said, “We still have significant concerns but we believe there is in formulation a strategy to upgrade the opposition.” Sep 2, 2013 12:53 PM PT

NYT Public Editor Admits Glowing Pro-Obama Syria Coverage

The public editor at the supposedly objective New York Times admitted on Friday that its coverage of Syria differs substantially from its coverage of Iraq thanks to the newspaper’s warm feelings toward President Obama. Margaret Sullivan, public editor of the newspaper, wrote, “I’ve been observing The Times’s Syria coverage and its editorials for many weeks, with an eye to this question….the tone cannot be described as consistently skeptical." Aug 30, 2013 1:33 PM PT

During Syrian Run-Up, Obama Meets with Magic on Obamacare

As President Obama stalls for time on making a decision about Syria, he has time to meet with National Basketball Association Hall of Famer and part-Los Angeles Dodgers owner Magic Johnson about Obamacare. Aug 30, 2013 7:24 AM PT

WH Has 'No Smoking Gun' Linking Assad with Chemical Weapons Attack

On Thursday, The New York Times reported that the White House had “no smoking gun” linking the Assad regime directly to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus last week. The Times stated that the administration was already trying to downplay public intelligence presentation expectations. Administration officials said any such expectations would “not contain specific electronic intercepts of communications between Syrian commanders or detailed reporting from spies and sources on the ground.” Aug 29, 2013 5:46 AM PT

Clinton: Continuing Racism Means Harder to Vote than Buy Assault Weapon

Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, where he invoked King’s memory to push for President Obama’s economic redistributionism. He linked King with Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the other pillars of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s welfare state. Clinton thanked Obama for his government interventionism and for Obamacare in the name of King. Aug 28, 2013 11:41 AM PT

Report: Obama Admin Wants Syria Action 'Just Muscular Enough Not to Get Mocked'

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported that a US official briefed on the Obama administration’s prospective response to Syria would be “just muscular enough not to get mocked” but not strong enough to provoke action from Iran or Russia. “They are looking at what is just enough to mean something, just enough to be more than symbolic,” the official said. Aug 28, 2013 8:39 AM PT

NYT Column: 'Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal'

On Wednesday, The New York Times ran an op-ed that surely would have brought scorn and rage from the left had it been written during the Bush years. Its title: “Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal.” Written by Professor Ian Hurd of Northwestern, the op-ed suggests, “Since Russia and China won’t help, Mr. Obama and allied leaders should declare that international law has evolved and that they don’t need Security Council approval to intervene in Syria.” Aug 28, 2013 5:49 AM PT

McConnell Campaign Manager: Madison Group 'Fringe,' Tea Party Not

Responding to accusations on Tuesday by Kentucky Tea Partiers that a campaign spokeswoman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) labeled tea partiers in general “fringe,” campaign manager Jesse Benton told Breitbart News, “In a statement yesterday, our spokeswoman called a Washington, DC based group that makes a living attacking conservatives fringe. That statement was confined to that group only and does not extend any further." Aug 27, 2013 2:59 PM PT

DOJ Sues Louisiana to Stop School Voucher Program Helping Black Students

Last week, Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, fresh off its controversial decision to sue the state of Texas of its voter identification law, sued the state of Louisiana to block its school voucher program largely designed to help minority children. The DOJ sued to stop 34 school district from giving out private-school vouchers, claiming that such vouchers slowed the “desegregation progress.” Aug 27, 2013 6:00 AM PT

Weiner Celebrates Women's Equality Day

On Monday, fading New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner tried to reinvigorate his polling by issuing a proclamation celebrating Women’s Equality Day. “When women have equal rights, our society is better off,” Weiner wrote while not texting pictures of his genitals. “This is one of my long-held beliefs and it’s why I have been such a staunch supporter of women’s rights my entire career.” Aug 27, 2013 5:47 AM PT

WaPo Assails Non-Profit Status for Churches, Rips Americans for Giving

The assault on America’s churches has begun, with commentators like Dylan Matthews of the Washington Post and Matthew Yglesias of Slate calling on the government to tax churches. “Whichever faith you think is the one true faith, it’s undeniable that the majority of this church-spending is going to support false doctrines,” Yglesias wrote on Thursday. He added, “upgrading a church’s physical plant doesn’t enhance the soul-saving capacity of its clergy.” Aug 23, 2013 4:50 PM PT

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