Israel Threatens To Bomb Assad's Presidential Palace

A senior Israeli official threatened to assassinate Syrian President Assad by bombing his palace in Damascus, while further adding that Israel will seek to derail the US-Russia brokered de-escalation deal reached in Astana, Kazakhstan earlier this summer.

Frontrunning: August 24

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  • Russian bombers on mission near South Korea, Japan (Reuters)
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Defining Hypocrisy: Democrats Warn Steve Bannon Against Publishing Classified Info On Breitbart

"Steve Bannon has an ongoing obligation to safeguard our nation’s secrets, and he does not gain some kind of extra Constitutional protection just because he is now returning to a position in the media.  If he or anyone else in a similar position fails to meet this obligation and provides classified information to someone who is not entitled to have it, he could and should be brought to justice."