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6:15 PM ET, August 9, 2011

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A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Time to clean house in Congress?  —  Washington (CNN) - Need more evidence that Americans are extremely angry at Congress?  —  Well, here you go: According to a new national survey, for the first time ever most Americans don't believe their own member of Congress deserves re-election.
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The Politico:
Harry Reid super committee picks in place  —  In the first of what will be a closely watched selection process for a powerful new deficit panel, Democratic sources say Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray (Wash.), Max Baucus (Mont.) and John Kerry …
The Note:
On the Defense Over the Debt Deal, McConnell Says He's ‘Very Close’ to Super Committee Picks  —  ABC News' Sunlen Miller (@SunlenMiller) reports:  —  Back in his home state, Senate Minority Leader, R-Ky., found himself defending the debt deal passed in Congress last week as …
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Poll: Dems up, GOP down
The Politico:
Obama plan: Destroy Romney  —  Barack Obama's aides and advisers are preparing to center the president's re-election campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney's character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee.
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Obama's 2008 Hope Morphs Into 2012 Slash-and-Burn
New York Times:
As Rioting Widens, Cameron Deploys 10,000 More Police  —  By ALAN COWELL, RAVI SOMAIYA and JOHN F. BURNS  —  LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on Tuesday to flood the streets of London with 10,000 extra police officers and said Parliament would be recalled in emergency session …
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Nina Power / Guardian:
There is a context to the riots that can't be ignored
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Impeach Obama, says Michael Burgess  —  Burgess, center, wants to impeach Barack Obama to stop him from ‘pushing his agenda.’  —  Impeaching President Barack Obama “needs to happen,” Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) told a local tea party group, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Tuesday.
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Aman Batheja / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Burgess meets with unhappy Tea Party group  —  KELLER — Hours after the Dow Jones industrial average closed down more than 600 points Monday, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, heard from local conservatives who were unhappy that he supported legislation that many believed led to the calamitous day on Wall Street.
Parker Leavitt / Arizona Republic:
McCain faces angry crowd at Gilbert town-hall meeting
New York Post:
Fanning the flames  —  An hour late and many trillions …
Discussion: National Review
Dan Primack / Fortune:
About that plane over S&P  —  Who sent an aerial message to Wall Street?  —  Courtesy of NY Observer  —  Earlier today, a plane flew over S&P headquarters trailing a banner that read: … Fortune has learned that the person who paid to fly the banner is a Midwestern broker …
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Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Single Mother from St. Louis Flying Banner Over Lower Manhattan: 'Thanks For The Downgrade.  You Should All Be Fired.' (UPDATED)  —  YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED."  Pictures and more sightings are beginning to emerge.  Full image below:  —  The S&P offices are in the McGraw Hill building at 96 Water Street …
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in June indicates that economic growth so far this year has been considerably slower than the Committee had expected.  Indicators suggest a deterioration in overall labor market conditions in recent months, and the unemployment rate has moved up.
Abe Sauer / The Atlantic Online:
The Day of Reckoning in Wisconsin Recall Fight  —  Outside groups, finger-pointing and acrimony have nearly eclipsed the original reason six state senators face voters today  —  Wisconsin is tired of standing.  —  First the state was told to “Stand with Walker.”  —  Ever since then, it's been “Stand with Rob Cowles.”
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Craig Robinson / The Iowa Republican:
Perry's South Carolina Announcement Is A Slap In the Face to Iowa Republicans
Discussion: Hot Air and GOP 12
Susan Page / USA Today:
Obama's job approval  —  President Obama's job approval rating is 50% or higher in 16 states and D.C. Roll over each state to see how each rated Obama.  The darker the shade of the state, the higher his overall approval rating.  —  Source: Gallup  —  WASHINGTON — Another “wave” …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Romney, Hoekstra up in Michigan
Discussion: GOP 12, TPMDC and Gawker
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Record-Low 21% Say Most in Congress Deserve Re-Election
Wall Street Journal:
Is Obama Smart?  —  A case study in stupid is as stupid does.  —  The aircraft was large, modern and considered among the world's safest.  But that night it was flying straight into a huge thunderstorm.  Turbulence was extreme, and airspeed indicators may not have been functioning properly.
Kenneth Rogoff / Financial Times:
The bullets yet to be fired to stop the crisis  —  Four years into the financial crisis, it is becoming increasingly clear that the biggest deficit is not in credit, but credibility.  Markets can adjust to a downgrade of global growth, but they cannot cope with a spiralling loss of confidence …
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Francesco Guerrera / Wall Street Journal:
Why This Crisis Differs From the 2008 Version
David Weigel / Slate:
I Am A Hunter.  I'm Going Hunting.  —  BOONE, Iowa — Here's one of the small cards being handed out to attendees of a packed Pawlenty town hall here.  It's another trinket in his quest to convince voters of the obvious truth that he's right on their issues, he's got no hideous problems with his record …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The most powerful man on Earth?  —  A familiar air of indecision preceded President Obama's pep talk to the nation.  —  The first draft of his schedule for Monday contained no plans to comment on the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor's.
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Bachmann's ‘Must-Read’ List Included A Book That Claims Blacks Were ‘Better Off In Nearly Every Way’ Under Slavery  —  Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) has already made one slavery-related gaffe during her presidential campaign, signing a pledge produced by the Iowa FAMiLY LEADER …
Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
Philadelphia mayor talks tough to black teenagers after ‘flash mobs’  —  ** FILE ** In this March 20, 2010, photo, young people run down South Street during a flash mob incident that involved thousands and closed the street to traffic from Front Street to Broad in Philadelphia.
WisPolitics Election Blog:
Clerks: Turnout steady to near presidential levels  —  Various clerks in the recall districts reported steady turnout so far with some projecting numbers that will rival a presidential election.  —  In the 10th SD in western Wisconsin, River Falls City Clerk Lu Ann Hecht said today's numbers …
Discussion: TPMDC, Daily Kos and First Draft
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
John Derbyshire Wants To ‘Let Britain Burn’  —  It's been a while now since I've read a good old fashioned insane John Derbyshire post.  Fortunately, we've got this in today's National Review Online: … It's one thing if you want to call “deracinated moral universalism” a “sick” principle.
Discussion: National Review
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Dow Closes Up 430 Points in Wild Finish  —  Stocks pushed broadly higher on Tuesday, ending a volatile trading session in which the market fluctuated widely between gains and losses.  —  The surge by the end of the day came after the market showed signs of recovery from the worst sell-off …
 
 
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
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Obama's penchant for speeches now sounding hollower by the word
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Jeffrey Goldberg / Bloomberg:
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Yochi J. Dreazen / NationalJournal.com:
Obama Cancels Schedule to Meet Returned Bodies of Fallen Soldiers
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