FROM THE BLOGS:
Rumsfeld hits Obama on Syria
In an interview with The Blaze, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says President Obama’s leadership in Syria is has caused the U.S. to be “almost mocked in the world.”
CNN uses caution in Navy Yard reporting
Erik Wemple of The Washington Post writes that CNN used caution before releasing the name of the Navy Yard Shooter after past mistakes.
Former Senate leaders fight for farm bill
Two former Senate Majority Leaders urge Congress to stop playing politics and pass a farm bill that does not include large cuts in food stamps.
Political families don’t always share interests
Political family dynasties — like the Bush family and the Clintons — do not always march in lockstep, writes Rich Rubino in The Huffington Post.
Defense IG will report on Navy Yard security
Time’s Alex Rogers reports that the Defense Department’s Inspector General will soon release an audit that finds Navy Yard and other facilities relaxed security for outside contractors to reduce costs.