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Report: Assad Uses Chemical Weapons in Damascus Again

According to Syrian rebels, on Thursday, the Assad regime launched another gas attack in Damascus. Rebels said that the attack happened in the Jobar area of Damascus, and that they did not know the nature of the chemical weapons, but that rebels were having trouble breathing. The rebels also posted video to Youtube showing rebels struggling to breathe. Sep 12, 2013 6:18 AM PT

Putin Blasts 'Dangerous' American Exceptionalism, WH Kowtows

On Thursday, The New York Times published an op-ed by Russian President Vladimir Putin calling on the United States not to pursue military action in Syria, and blasting American exceptionalism. The Obama administration promptly responded by desperately claiming that the Russians had shown themselves to be “fully invested in Syria’s [chemical weapons] disarmament.” Sep 11, 2013 8:31 PM PT

Dozens Attend 9/11 Million Muslim March

As of 12:35 PM EST on Wednesday, September 11, the much-ballyhooed Million Muslim March on the National Mall had a grand total of 25 attendees – including Professor Cornel West. Sep 11, 2013 12:54 PM PT

Confusion: 61% Favor Obama Syria Policy, 60% Oppose Involvement in Syria

On Wednesday, CNN released a poll of 367 Americans who watched President Obama’s Syria speech. The polling sample skewed heavily Democratic, with 20% Republicans, 37% Democrats, and 43% Independents. The poll found that while Americans largely approved of what they perceived to be President Obama’s Syria policy, they disagreed with his actual policies. Sep 11, 2013 10:10 AM PT

Dem Polling Firm PPP Buried Poll Unfavorable to Recalled CO Legislator

On Wednesday, Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling admitted to burying a poll unfavorable to Colorado State Senator Angela Giron prior to her recall on Tuesday. Tom Jensen of PPP wrote, “We did a poll last weekend in Colorado Senate District 3 and found that voters intended to recall Angela Giron by a 12 point margin, 54/42. In a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll. It turns out we should have had more faith in our numbers becaue she was indeed recalled by 12 points.” Sep 11, 2013 10:00 AM PT

McCain: Obama 'Abandoned' Syrian Rebels

On Wednesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) claimed that President Obama’s massive backtrack on action against Syria pending attempted negotiation with allies of the Assad regime Russia and China had made the Syrian rebels feel “abandoned.” “I was very disappointed that the president did not mention the Free Syrian Army and our moral and material assistance for them, which is required,” McCain said on MSNBC. “I think they do feel that they’re being abandoned.” Sep 11, 2013 7:38 AM PT

Poll: Only 31% Think Al Qaeda Weaker Than on 9/11

As President Obama makes the case for supporting the al Qaeda backed rebels in Syria, maintains quasi-support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, pushes Israel to release more Palestinian terrorists, and negotiates with the Taliban in Afghanistan, a new poll reveals that the American people do not believe that al Qaeda has been weakened. Sep 11, 2013 7:07 AM PT

Obama Makes Case for War, Then Diplomacy, Then War

On Tuesday night, President Obama delivered a hastily-cobbled-together speech to the nation, first making the aggressive case for action against Syria based on Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons, then careening to the case against action in favor of more diplomacy, before concluding with the warning that war was still on the table. Sep 10, 2013 6:56 PM PT

WaPo's Klein: 'I Can't Believe WH's Strategy on Syria Is Working Out This Well!'

On Tuesday night, as President Obama caved completely to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the media came to Obama’s defense. Instead of Putin playing Obama for a fool, as it appeared this week, Obama had actually played Putin! Ezra Klein of the Washington Post tweeted, “I can’t believe the White House’s strategy on Syria is working out this well. I doubt they can, either.” Meanwhile, the Huffington Post headlined, “SYRIA CAVES? WILL SIGN CHEMICAL WEAPONS BAN.” Sep 10, 2013 5:20 PM PT

Unbelievably Small: Obama Cuts Syria Speech to 15 Minutes, Will Pitch Diplomacy and War

McClatchy chief correspondent Mark Seibel reports on Tuesday evening that President Obama’s speech on Syria will last just 15 minutes. That is a massive downgrade from most addresses to the nation. The theme of the address has also reportedly shifted from a pitch for military action against Syria to a triumphal announcement that negotiations are underway. Sep 10, 2013 4:37 PM PT

McConnell: No on Syrian Strike

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) came out swinging against President Obama’s proposal for Congressional authorization of military force against Syria and the Bashar Assad regime. McConnell said that President Obama’s chaotic rollout of his case for military action made supporting it impossible. Sep 10, 2013 12:57 PM PT

Peace In Our Time: Obama Caves to Putin, Assad, Iran

On Monday, the Obama administration, overcome by its own frantic confusion over a situation of its own making in Syria, fainted into the arms of Russian President Vladimir Putin – and, in the process, appeased the Syrian regime after Bashar al-Assad gassed some 1,429 people in Damascus last month. The United States was faced with three choices in Syria: depose Assad, do nothing in order to prevent al Qaeda from taking over the country, or, as Secretary of State Kerry advocated, push for an “unbelievably small” action in order to reinforce America’s credibility. The third option was the worst. But in a truly awe-inspiring display of his foreign policy genius, President Obama has found a fourth option: appeasement, complete with international weapons inspections it rejected just a week ago. Welcome to Barack Obama’s Munich. Sep 9, 2013 9:46 PM PT

Obama Official: Attack on Syria Designed to Make Assad 'Eat Cheerios' With a Fork

Attempting to describe the scope of possible American action in Syria to “degrade” the regime’s chemical weapons capacity, an official told USA Today, “If Assad is eating Cheerios, we’re going to take away his spoon and give him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it deter him? Maybe. But he’ll still be able to eat Cheerios.” Sep 9, 2013 8:38 AM PT

Assad Thanks Putin for Opposition to Obama

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin received thanks from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for standing against Western military action based on a chemical attack in Damascus several weeks ago. Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Muallem said he spoke with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov about a possible American strike. Sep 9, 2013 8:29 AM PT

Kerry Threatens 'Unbelievably Small' Action Against Assad

Even as President Obama attempts to make the case for urgent military action, suggesting that the Syrian regime can be deterred from chemical weapons use by such action, Secretary of State John Kerry threatened “unbelievably small” consequences for Bashar al-Assad’s failure to turn over his chemical weapons. Sep 9, 2013 6:57 AM PT

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