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4:05 PM ET, September 5, 2011

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Michelle Malkin:
Happy Labor Day: Top 10 union thug moments of the year  —  As the MSM whitewashes Big Labor's ugly threats, Tea Party smears, and history of coerced dues-subsidized racketeering this Labor Day, what better way to mark the holiday than with an illustrated list of top 10 union thug moments of the year.
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
The last Labor Day?  —  Let's get it over with and rename the holiday “Capital Day.”  We may still celebrate Labor Day, but our culture has given up on honoring workers as the real creators of wealth and their honest toil — the phrase itself seems antique — as worthy of genuine respect.
CBS News:
“Doesn't appear” Palin will run: DeMint  —  The Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the presidential campaign season, and many of the leading candidates for the Republican nomination have started to take shots at each other, not just at President Obama, reports CBS News political correspondent Jan Crawford.
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Perry to skip DeMint forum  —  (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not attend the Palmetto Freedom Forum of GOP candidates Monday night, sponsored by Sen. Jim DeMint, and will instead return to Texas to deal with the wildfires in the state, DeMint and the Perry campaign told CNN.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Perry to skip DeMint's presidential forum, will return to Texas to deal with wildfires
Discussion: Austin American-Statesman and CNN
Patricia Bosworth / Daily Mail:
Rebel without a bra: Jane Fonda said her biggest regret was not sleeping with Che Guevara... but that was to please her husband  —  One day, at the height of her fame in the mid-Seventies, Jane Fonda turned up on the doorstep of her ex-husband, Roger Vadim.  She was lugging a bulging sack.
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Bachmann bunked at S.C. gov's mansion  —  Michele Bachmann had some face-time with South Caroline Gov. Nikki Haley on Sunday night, dining with the governor and coveted endorser and staying over at the governor's mansion, according to a source familiar with the get together.
Discussion: The Raw Story and Daily Kos
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Emily Schultheis / The Politico:
Rick Perry fires at Mitt Romney at S.C. town hall
Discussion: Online NewsHour
Meghashyam Mali / Ballot Box:
Poll finds Perry and Romney tied for lead with GOP Calif. voters
Discussion: gqrr.com and Los Angeles Times
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Romney kicks off primary high season with pancakes
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and The Hill
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount  —  The United States Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: the agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month …
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Christina Caron / ABCNEWS:
Going Broke: America Without a Post Office?  —  As the U.S. Postal Service begins shuttering offices across the country to stem their ever-growing $9.2 billion deficit, the entire agency now faces default and could shut down next summer, USPS spokesman Dave Partenheimer told ABCNews.com today.
Washington Examiner:
You have a right to record the police  —  Tiawanda Moore was vindicated after a jury acquitted her of the “crime” of recording the police.  (AP photo)  —  All over America, police have been arresting people for taking video or making sound recordings of them, even though such arrests are pretty clearly illegal.
Discussion: Hit & Run and Don Surber
Wolfgang Schäuble / Financial Times:
Why austerity is only cure for the eurozone  —  In recent weeks, debt markets have undergone wild gyrations, leading some analysts and commentators to question the progress achieved in taming the sovereign debt crisis in the eurozone.  More recently, economic data and forward-looking indicators …
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE and Paul Krugman
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Spiegel Online:
International Monetary Fund
Discussion: Guardian
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Fatal Distraction  —  Friday brought two numbers that should have everyone in Washington saying, “My God, what have we done?”  —  One of these numbers was zero — the number of jobs created in August.  The other was two — the interest rate on 10-year U.S. bonds, almost as low as this rate has ever gone.
Ynetnews:
Israelis held in Istanbul airport  —  Passengers arriving in Turkey detained by local police after their passports taken away from them; passenger: Everyone was in shock  —  About 40 Israeli passengers on board a Turkish Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Istanbul were held for several hours …
NY Daily News:
Bloody weekend: 24 shot in 24 hours prompting Mayor Bloomberg to call for tougher gun laws  —  Twenty-four New Yorkers were hit by gunfire, one fatally, over 24 hours of violence this weekend, prompting Mayor Bloomberg to call the bloody stretch “unconscionable” and demand action from Washington.
 
 
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Palin's Attack on ‘Corporate Crony Capitalism’ Spotlights Gap in GOP Field
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Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Pakistani forces capture senior al Qaeda leader Younis al Mauritania in Quetta
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A decade after 9/11, it remains the best description and most essential fact about al-Qaida.
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New York Times:
A Debate Arises on Job Creation and Environment
Mark A. Siegel / Washington Post:
How closed primaries further polarize our politics
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Globe and Mail:
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Guardian:
Libyan papers show UK worked with Gaddafi in rendition operation
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ABCNEWS:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Sen. Jim DeMint
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Senior IMF Economist Expects Hard Default For Greece. Soon.
 

 
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