On Syria, Iran Plots Revenge, U.S. Says – WSJ.com

The U.S. has intercepted an order from Iran to militants in Iraq to attack the U.S. Embassy and other American interests in Baghdad in the event of a strike on Syria, officials said, amid an expanding array of reprisal threats across the region.

Russia sends more naval ships to Syrian coast – chicagotribune.com

Russia is sending more naval vessels to the coast of Syria, state news agencies reported on Friday, in a move Moscow says will help prevent a threatened U.S. attack on its ally President Bashar al-Assad.

We can’t forget the personal insult Obama made about Putin.

Putin nursing grudge over Obama insult « The Greenroom

Though Mr. Obama went on to say that their interactions were often constructive, the comment infuriated Mr. Putin, according to one Russian official not authorized to be quoted by name.

Russia gave UN 100-page report in July blaming Syrian rebels for Aleppo sarin attack | McClatchy

Russia says a deadly March sarin attack in an Aleppo suburb was carried out by Syrian rebels, not forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, and it has delivered a 100-page report laying out its evidence to the United Nations.

Iran threatens brutal attacks on Americans, Obama family | The Daily Caller

And in an unprecedented statement, a former Iranian official has warned of mass abductions and brutal killings of American citizens around the world and the rape and killing of one of Obama’s daughters should the United States attack Syria.

Indiana Congressmen Taking Sides On Syria | News – Indiana Public Media

Indiana’s Congressional delegation remains skeptical of military involvement in Syria as lawmakers prepare to return to Washington D.C. and possibly vote on the issue.

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Walorski Says No – We Are LibertariansWe Are Libertarians

“Based on the current situation, I cannot support the president’s call for congressional authorization for the use of force. This decision represents the overwhelming sentiments of my Hoosier constituents, and reflects my assessment of the president’s incomplete case to the American people.”

Advocate for rebels wields influence with Kerry, McCain | The Daily Caller

But in addition to her work for the Institute for the Study of War, O’Bagy is also the political director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), a group that advocates within the United States for Syria’s rebels — a fact that the Journal did not disclose in O’Bagy’s piece.

Was Mitt Romney Right About Everything

Ten months after Mitt Romney shuffled off the national stage in defeat — consigned, many predicted, to a fate of instant irrelevance and permanent obscurity — Republicans are suddenly celebrating the presidential also-ran as a political prophet.

‘Scooter summit’ will look at ideas to redefine Indiana laws on mopeds | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

In neighboring Ohio, the law requires moped operators to stay within three feet of the right side of the roadway, when practical. Those without a valid driver’s license still have to pass a written and vision test.

Autistic boy offered $86,000 to be kept out of public school | Mail Online

A mother is fighting for her autistic son’s right to an education after public school officials tried to palm her off with a settlement check to keep him away from classes, it has been revealed today.

Take the $86,000 and run!

90,473,000: Record Number Not in Labor Force–Up Almost 10M Under Obama | CNS News

The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation’s labor force has pushed past 90,000,000 for the first time, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Biden wants Napolitano on Supreme Court – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

Vice President Joe Biden made it clear Friday how he feels about departing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.