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9:50 AM ET, August 10, 2011

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JSOnline:
Republicans take 4 of 6 in recall elections, hold Senate  —  Both sides see victories in hard-fought contests  —  By Tom Tolan and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Democrats won two state Senate seats in Tuesday's historic recall elections, but failed to capture a third seat …
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Washington Examiner:
Unions lose big in Wisconsin  —  Members of Wisconsin's teachers' union protested their loss of a near-monopoly on insurance contracts.  Voters were less sympathetic than was widely believed.  (AP photo)  —  An energized Democratic base was supposed to turn out yesterday.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Wisconsin cage match  —  In the six recall elections handpicked by Big Labor in Wisconsin, Democrats had the money and the intensity in their favor.  All they lacked, it turns out, was the votes.  (The AP tabulation of the results is here.)  —  In the event, Democrats won …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Open thread: Total recall; Update: Al Sharpton tries to cope; Update: GOP wins two three four, Dems win one two; Update: GOP holds senate  —  It's not quite literally total, but with six senate seats on the menu tonight, it's closer than any U.S. state's ever gotten.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Reading the Wisconsin Recall Vote  —  Wisconsin residents on Tuesday voted on whether to recall six Republican state senators, whose backing of Gov. Scott Walker in the dispute over collective bargaining rights this year made them targets for Democratic-aligned groups.
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Wisconsin recall elections: Results live blog  —  Protesters yell from a balcony near the the Wisconsin State Assembly Chambers as the assembly meets in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin March 10, 2011. … 10:13 P.M. The AP, along with local networks, has called …
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Wisconsin GOP Holds On: Dems Take Two Seats In Senate Recalls, Not Magic Three
Tom Curry / msnbc.com:
Democrats fall short in Wisconsin recall elections
David Catanese / The Politico:
Strong voter turnout in Wisconsin
Discussion: JSOnline, Politics and Washington Post
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, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray (Wash.), Max Baucus (Mont.) and John Kerry (Mass.) …
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A.Killough / CNN:
New CNN Poll: Majority want tax increase for wealthy and deep spending cuts  —  Washington (CNN) - Most Americans want a special congressional committee tasked with drafting a long-term solution to the nation's mounting federal deficits to include tax hikes for the wealthy and businesses …
Discussion: Gallup and The Politico
A.Killough / CNN:
CNN Poll: Time to clean house in Congress?
Jeb Bush Jr / H2012:
Jon Huntsman for President  —  In 2008, Florida and the presidency went to Barack Obama because he offered hope.  To defeat the President in 2012, we need a candidate who will offer solutions.  That man is Jon Huntsman.  —  Today at 11:15 a.m. at Scotty's Landing in Miami …
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Pawlenty to headline town hall in SC  —  Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty has added a South Carolina visit to his campaign schedule later this month to participate in a town hall sponsored by a leading tea party figure, CNN has learned.
Discussion: GOP 12
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The Politico:
For Tim Pawlenty, it's Ames or bust
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.
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Paul Krugman:
The Fed States the Obvious
Wall Street Journal:
A New Strategy for Economic Growth  —  Growth is not just about economics.  Growth unleashes human potential.  —  As the economy continues to struggle, we are reminded of a course offered at Yale University titled “Grand Strategy.”  Drawing on a weighty curriculum of history and philosophy …
Discussion: The New Republic and Clusterstock
Yahoo! News:
Police calm London, but riots flare across UK  —  LONDON (AP) — Thousands of extra police officers flooded into London Wednesday in a bid to end Britain's worst rioting in a generation.  An eerie calm prevailed in the capital, but unrest spread across England on a fourth night of violence driven …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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JSOnline:
Dem spokesman accuses GOP of dirty tricks in Waukesha vote count  —  By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel  —  A state Democratic Party spokesman accused a Republican official Tuesday night of tampering with votes in the tight 8th Senate District recall race.
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 …
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Joseph Stiglitz / Financial Times:
How to make the best of the long malaise  —  The only good thing about the continuing barrage of bad economic news is that it could have been worse: all three rating agencies could have downgraded the US, stock markets could have fallen further and the US could have defaulted on its debt.
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Robert Reich:
Why the President Doesn't Present a Bold Plan to Create Jobs and Jumpstart the Economy  —  Americans are deeply confused about why the economy is so bad - and their President isn't telling them.  In fact, the White House apparently has decided to join with Republicans and blame it on the long-term budget deficit.
Discussion: theblogprof and Economist's View
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Romney's Covert Iowa Campaign  —  DES MOINES — Mitt Romney will dip his big toe in the Iowa waters on Wednesday, even as he continues to treat the political activity here like an sideshow that he can afford to ignore, at least for now.  —  The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination …
Discussion: GOP 12
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
The Rick Perry that Texans know  —  The biggest guessing game in Republican politics today is what kind of presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be.  Is he a heavyweight ready to contend seriously for the nomination, or someone who stumbles when he steps onto the big stage?
Michael Pettis / Wall Street Journal:
China's Economy Is Headed for a Slowdown  —  Beijing's export-oriented strategy can't continue forever.  —  As China fitfully tries to rebalance its economy, a small but rising number of Chinese economists are beginning to predict sharply lower annual growth rates of 6% to 7% over the next few years.
Discussion: Modeled Behavior
New York Times:
New York City Will Mandate Sex Education  —  For the first time in nearly two decades, students in New York City's public middle and high schools will be required to take sex-education classes beginning this year, using a curriculum that includes lessons on how to use a condom and the appropriate age for sexual activity.
Discussion: City Room and Associated Press
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Looking Like Dems Come Up Short  —  As of just after 12:30 on the east coast it's looking like Sen. Alberta Darling (R) is pulling out a win in Wisconsin's 8th senate district.  If so, that means that state Democrats picked up two recall victories but fell short of the three needed to take control of the senate.
 
 
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