MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Red lines, Syria and rhetoric
Julia Knight of Foreign Policy breaks down the vagaries of the White House's "red line" with Syria.

Yes, health insurance saves lives

Brian Beutler of Talking Points Memo dares Medicaid critics to shrug off the 10,000 to 20,000 preventable deaths a year.



Move forward on Syria
Jennifer Rubin of Right Turn says the White House needs a coherent Syrian policy.



Time to deliver
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) lays out the House Republican plan to balance the budget.



OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

White House defends Obama’s Syrian 'red line' as ‘deliberate’
White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama deliberately signaled the 'red line' in relation to Syria but is still working on a specific response, reports The Hill's Jeremy Herb and Justin Sink.

UN walks back claim chemical weapons used by Syrian rebels
The U.N. panel investigating claims of human rights abuses in Syria sought to dampen reports that rebel forces have used sarin gas, reports The Hill's Julian Pecquet.