• Why one Obama loyalist is breaking with the president on Syria

    The Fine Print

    Rep. Emanuel Cleaver is one of President Obama’s biggest champions in Congress and even served as a national co-chairman of Obama’s first presidential campaign.  But the strong Obama loyalist is poised to break step with the president in his call for congressional approval for military action against Syria.

    Following a heated town meeting in his home district in Missouri, Cleaver told “The Fine Print” that there has never been an issue that has caused him “to lose as much sleep as this vote,” but says the president’s argument has not yet been convincing.

    "You know what I keep thinking? What would I be saying and what would I be doing if George Bush was in the White House?” Cleaver said. “Because otherwise, I'm practicing situational principles and if I do that, I don't like me. What's right should be right, no matter who sleeps in the White House.”

    For two hours, Cleaver got an earful from constituents expressing skepticism and opposition to action in Syria.

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  • The long march toward revolution: 3 Egyptian students debate their country’s future

    On the Radar

    As the unrest in Egypt continues, with violence sporadically breaking out between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and the interim government that replaced him, the political future of the country remains unclear.

    In this episode of “On the Radar,” we sit down with three Egyptian students – all with differing perspectives on the political crisis in their country – to discuss their outlook for the future of Egypt.

    Khaled Ashraf, a recent graduate of Helwan University in Cairo, is supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood and believes that the interim government is unfairly painting Morsi supporters as terrorists.

    “There is no evidence for this,” Ashraf says, going on to talk specifically about a recent Muslim Brotherhood sit-in at the Rabaa al-Adaweyah mosque in Cairo, during which many protestors were killed and there were reports of torture inside the sit-in.

    “A lot of people were in Rabaa, and I was one of them, and there is no one single weapon that are shooting

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  • GOP Senate candidate Matt Bevin: Nobody buying Mitch McConnell-Rand Paul ‘love narrative’

    The Fine Print

    Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in next year’s Republican primary in Kentucky, might seem like a natural friend for Kentucky’s Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul. But then why is Paul supporting McConnell?

    Bevin writes off the “Mitch-Rand love narrative” as a case of politics making for strange bedfellows and says Paul’s political aspirations factor into his endorsement of McConnell’s bid for a sixth term in the Senate.

    “There is nobody in Kentucky that is fooled by this Mitch-Rand love narrative,” Bevin tells “The Fine Print.” “The people who have ultimately coalesced behind Rand Paul are people who have from the beginning been with me in large measure … And those very same people are looking for someone else to be an alternative to what they see as the bit of the charade, the pretend conservativism that we get from Mitch McConnell.”

    In arguing that McConnell isn’t conservative enough, Bevin pinpoints Obamacare as a key issue that has made the Senate

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