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Buzz Cut:
• Obama wages air war (on TV)
• Hillary helps on war pitch?
• Syria delay resolution gains ground
• Jeb Bush in for Cuccinelli
• Cheers, mates

OBAMA WAGES AIR WAR (ON TV) - How tight is President Obama’s bind on Syria? He’s sitting down today to face the tough questions from Chris Wallace in order to win approval for the president’s proposed air strikes against Syria in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons last month in that country’s civil war. Obama will face Wallace and anchors from the broadcast networks as well as CNN and PBS to make his pitch ahead of his scheduled national address on Tuesday night. Obama’s answers to Wallace’s hardball questions will air in the 6 p.m. ET hour.

“Little wars start big wars, and we have to remember that.”— House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

ASSAD BRACKETS OBAMA  - CBS News: “President Bashar Assad warned … that if President Obama decides to launch military strikes on Syria, the U.S. and its allies should ‘expect every action’ in retaliation…. ‘You should expect everything. Not necessarily from the government,’ Assad told ‘CBS This Morning’ co-host Charlie Rose. … In a clear reference to his allies in Iran and the Islamic militant group Hezbollah, Assad warned that his government is ‘not the only player in this region.’"

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