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You won’t believe how the Pentagon described last night’s bombing of Syria

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http://twitter.com/#!/jimsciutto/status/514402977202061312 OMG. This is really what they’re going with? Sources called Syria strikes "shock without the awe." —Ed Henry on Fox — Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) September 23, 2014 "It was shock without awe," said a US official #IS #Syria — Mohamed Yehia (@yeh1a) September 23, 2014 "It is shock, without the awe," a U.S. official […]

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‘Driving the narrative’: Invited guests to Obama’s SOTU speech will include Syrian refugee

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President Obama’s final State of the Union address will be Tuesday night, and one of the guests who will sit in FLOTUS’ box has been announced: You might recall that in his Thanksgiving address Obama likened Syrian refugees to the Mayflower pilgrims. Perhaps recent news coming out of Cologne has caused the White House to […]

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Can airstrikes alone stop an ISIS ‘massacre’ of Kurds in Kobani?

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http://twitter.com/#!/blakehounshell/status/519431388991606785 There are multiple reports out this morning of coalition aircraft hitting ISIS targets in and around the Kurdish town of Kobani, located on the Syria-Turkey border: U.S. military and partner nation forces have conducted 9 air strikes in #Iraq & #Syria thus far today, including 5 IVO of #Kobane, Syria. — Brett McGurk (@brett_mcgurk) […]

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Shameless Sen. Reid calls on GOP/NRA to keep terror suspects in US unarmed (here’s a better idea, Harry)

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Harry Reid and other Senate Democrats have vowed to block a bill that passed the House with a veto-proof majority that would strengthen the screening process for refugees entering the U.S. Reid is instead calling on Republicans and the NRA to see to it they can’t be armed after they’re already in the country: Here’s […]

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Secretary Jeh Johnson calls refugee bill requirements ‘hugely cumbersome’

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Fox News’ Chad Pergram reports Wednesday night that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has looked at thecertification requirements in the proposed refugee bill and determined them to be “hugely cumbersome” and not the best use ofhis time. How about slowing down the influx of Syrian refugees and certifyingfewer each day? Or, more precisely, […]

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Remember when Obama promised ‘I will not put American boots on the ground in Syria’? [video]

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The White House is expected to announce today that special ops forces will be deployed in Syria: Remember this promise? Also see: “If you like your plan you can keep your plan.” Don’t give Josh Earnest any ideas for excuses! The fact checkers might need a new category for that particular Obama whopper: Ten Pinocchios […]

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Turkey’s “Cold War” With ISIS May Be Warming

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Turkey’s surprise military operation in Syria this weekend highlighted its precarious balancing act with the ISIS militants dug in along its border. View this image › A Turkish tank before a military operation inside Syria late Feb. 21. Stringer/Turkey / Reuters ISTANBUL — Turkey’s decision to launch a surprise military operation into Syria this weekend […]

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‘Get Columbo on the horn’! Chris Hayes struggling to find a Dem who’ll do this

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See even @chrislhayes says there are no credible Democrats. — Airborne_Sapper (@MichaelSmith024) September 23, 2014 It’s not easy being Chris Hayes. Here’s today’s example: Finding it rather difficult to book a prominent Democrat who openly opposes US airstrikes in Syria. — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 23, 2014 Inconceivable! .@chrislhayes wonder if that has anything to […]

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