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Afternoon Reading List 09.03.13.

WaPo Wonkbook: Briefing on Syria: In case you were wondering, Syria is a pretty big issue right now.  According to Washington Post reporters Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas‘ morning policy news primer, Wonkbook, the importance of Syria weighs more on the way the President and Congress deal with each other rather than how they handle the situation.

Why you should read this article: Instead of focusing on what should have been done by the President or what breakdowns in communications led to the current state of affairs in Syria, Wonkbook catches the reader up on where we’re at in terms of diplomacy, or, more likely, imminent aggressive military action.

Co-ed blows .341, becomes internet sensation: Sarah Hoffman of The Daily Caller reports/perpetuates a growing viral legend about a drunk girl trying to bum-rush a college football game this weekend at the University of Iowa.  Upon her arrest, 22-year-old Samantha Goudie of UI bragged about her exploits on Twitter with tweets like “Just went to jail #yolo” and “Blew a .341 in jail.”

Why you should read this article: While some parts of the world are on the brink of war, its always refreshing to read about how some sorority girls are still managing to live the #yolo lifestyle.

Dennis Rodman in the news…..

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Who Are Kim Jong-un’s Favorite Reporters?

Back on May 3, the world commemorated “World Press Freedom Day.” Everyone except North Korea, that is. They decide to wait until May 15 to celebrate by running an editorial in the state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun. The piece is called “Mockery of Press” and it takes several shots at American media and the so-called ”Freedom of report.”

WaPo reports on the rambling editorial, which seems to make the argument that American media is both too restricted and too free. While it seems to be a generalization of ALL of American media, two reporters get glowing reviews from The Dear Leader.

Who are Kim Jong-Un’s approved reporters? Read more