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Politico's Byers: McCain 'Shames' Fox News' Kilmeade Over 'Allahu Akbar' Comments

On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared on “Fox & Friends,” where co-host Brian Kilmeade asked him about video of Syrian rebels shouting “Allahu Akbar!” after hitting government targets with rockets. McCain responded, “Would you have a problem with an American person saying ‘Thank God! Thank God!’? That’s what they’re saying. Come on! Of course they’re Muslims, but they’re moderates. I guarantee you that they are moderates. I know them and I’ve been with them. For someone to say ‘Allahu Akbar’ is about as offensive as someone saying ‘Thank God.’” Sep 3, 2013 11:05 AM PT

Rush to War: Boehner, Pelosi, Cantor Back Obama on Syria

In an incredible display of bipartisan blindness, leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties have now declared their support for President Obama’s proposal for action against Syria. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) stated on Tuesday, “I'm going to support the president's call for action. I believe my colleagues should support this call for action.” Sep 3, 2013 10:17 AM PT

Wasserman Schultz: 'Dozens' of Countries Will Back Syrian Action, Can't Name Any

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), head of the Democratic National Committee, said on Monday that the US would receive support for a Syria strike from “dozens” of countries should Congress greenlight action against the Assad regime. “I mean we have, from the briefings that I’ve received, there are dozens of countries who are going to stand with the United States, who will engage with us on military action and also that back us up,” she said. She added she was not at “liberty to say” which countries would help, because that was classified. Sep 3, 2013 7:31 AM PT

McCain: Shouting 'Allahu Akhbar!' Same as Christians Shouting 'Thank God!'

On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that Fox News host Brian Kilmeade was Islamaphobic because he said that Syrian opposition groups shouting “Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!” as rockets hit government offices demonstrated Islamist influence among the opposition. Sep 3, 2013 7:00 AM PT

Hooray for Hollywood: 3 Shot, 3 Stabbed Near Iconic Walk of Fame

Hollywood’s most treasured tourist spot is apparently turning into a crime zone. On Monday morning, according to police, two men were stabbed by a group of other men outside Leila’s Pizza and Deli near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland, one of the highest-traffic spots on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Meanwhile, at a night club on Ivar Avenue and Yucca Street, three men were shot. Outside the Best Western on Highland Avenue, another person was stabbed early on Monday morning. The Hollywood Walk of Fame area has seen multiple instances of violence in the past several weeks. Sep 2, 2013 5:08 PM PT

Pushing for Syria Action, Obama Stares Down Putin...On Gays

In a display of utter political incoherence, President Obama plans to meet with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates in Russia while visiting the Kremlin, even as he attempts to lobby Russian President Vladimir Putin for support on an international military action against Syria. Russian opposition to American intervention in Syria has been a major factor in Obama’s decision to seek approval from Congress for military action. Sep 2, 2013 1:33 PM PT

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

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