MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

Anarchy in the House
Jonathan Chait at New York Magazine says Speaker Boehner will face a coupe from Tea Party Republicans if he doesn’t go along with their scheme to defund ObamaCare.

The collapse of the Obama presidency
Peter Wehner at Commentary counts the ways he says Obama’s presidency is falling apart.

Democrats woke a sleeping giant in Colorado
John R. Lott Jr. writes at the National Review that Democratic overreach on guns has stirred a Republican resurgence in Colorado.

Syria is a legal triumph
Emily Bazelon at Slate says that despite Obama’s bungling, the outcome in Syria is a victory for international law.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Forty-three House Republicans back bill to defund ObamaCare
Elise Viebeck at The Hill reports on the new hardline approach from House conservatives.

Dem campaign chief counters Putin with op-ed in top Russian paper
Jonathan Easley at The Hill reports on Rep. Steve Israel’s response to the Russian president.