Morning Must Reads: September 9

In the news: Syria, Egypt, the lessons from the financial crisis, ObamaCare, and sexual assault in the military

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • President Bashar Assad warned Sunday that if President Obama decides to launch military strikes on Syria, the U.S. and its allies should “expect every action” in retaliation. [CBS]
    • Obama launches final push to win congressional support for a strike on Syria. [WashPost]
    • Hillary Clinton will make her first public remarks about Syria on Monday. [Politico]
    • Where Congress stands on Syria [WashPost]
      • House: 228 against/leaning no, 25 for military action
      • Senate: 27 against/leaning no, 23 for military action
  • “Two months after the military ousted Egypt’s first elected president and began a bloody crackdown on his supporters, a delegation of House Republicans visited Cairo over the weekend to tell the new government to keep up the good work.” [NYT]
  • Financial Crisis: Lessons of the Rescue, a Drama in Five Acts [WSJ]
    • Inside the End of the U.S. Bid to Punish Lehman Executives [NYT]
  • Left Behind: Stories from ObamaCare’s 31 million uninsured [WashPost]
    • “Union officials are pushing to raise the volume of their ObamaCare angst at the AFL-CIO convention.” [Hill]
  • “The sexual-assault epidemic plaguing the Armed Forces is rooted in a hypermasculine ethos that fosters predation.” [National Journal]