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1:05 PM ET, August 10, 2011

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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.
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.
Monica Davey / New York Times:
In Wisconsin, a Big Recall Push Comes Up Short
Discussion: The Politico, ThinkProgress and GOP.com
Alan Colmes' Liberaland:
Wisconsin Democrats Still Vow To Recall Governor Scott Walker
Discussion: The Other McCain
JSOnline:
Sky isn't falling  —  Gov. Scott Walker's so-called tools …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Wisconsin cage match
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Wisconsin GOP Holds On: Dems Take Two Seats In Senate Recalls, Not Magic Three
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Wisconsin recall fight ends where it began: With a Big Lie
Discussion: Daily Kos
Thomas L. Friedman / Associated Press:
The Day Our Leaders Got Unstuck  —  This is a scary economic moment.  The response we need is not easy, but it is totally obvious.  We need a Grand Bargain between America's two parties — and we need it right now.  Until you read the following news article, we'll be stuck in a world of hurt.
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Molly Hooper / The Hill:
Boehner : No S&P downgrade if GOP budget had passed
The Politico:
Harry Reid super-committee picks in place
Dan Hirschhorn / The Politico:
Santorum: Perry marriage stance ‘destructive’  —  Rick Santorum's identified a new way to boost his presidential prospects: attack Rick Perry for his position on gay marriage.  —  “When someone who is a serious candidate for president is doing things that will be destructive …
Discussion: GOP 12, The Note and ABCNEWS
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
The Rick Perry that Texans know
The Note:
The Note: In Iowa, Romney Returns While Perry Pre-Empts
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, The Politico and ThinkProgress
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 …
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
U.S. Says Strike Killed Taliban Who Downed Copter  —  WASHINGTON — An American airstrike has killed the Taliban fighters believed responsible for shooting down a Chinook helicopter, killing 38 people including 30 American military personnel, the senior commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Yahoo! News:
U.S. kills Taliban who shot down helicopter
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.
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 …
David Hogberg / Investor's Business Daily:
Pop Quiz: Why Are Tuitions So High?  —  College students and their families have struggled to pay for the rising cost of tuition, a cost that has been driven in part by swelling administrative expenses.  —  Over a 20-year period, the growth in administrative personnel at institutions …
Discussion: Hit & Run
Paul Waldman / TAPPED:
The Happy Warrior  —  This week's Newsweek magazine features the cover on the right, which has not too surprisingly stirred outrage from conservatives (see here and here for some reactions) saying that the liberal media are out to get Michele Bachmann.  Are they right?
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Michele Bachmann Repeatedly Sought Stimulus, EPA, Other Government Funds … WASHINGTON — Few candidates in the Republican presidential primary field have decried the federal government with as much gusto as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).  The three-term congresswoman has belittled the stimulus package …
Rhonda Bodfield / Arizona Daily Star:
Tucsonans give McCain earful  —  If U.S. Sen. John McCain's town hall on Tuesday had a theme, it's that Greater Tucson has been dipped in a big vat of angry.  —  And the heat isn't just the domain of the tea party any more, with progressives showing up in force, just as torqued as their conservative counterparts.
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
No Plans for 2013, but an Actor Seems Focused on the Mayor's Office  —  Alec Baldwin is not running for mayor of New York — yet.  —  First, Mr. Baldwin, a 53-year-old actor and Long Island native, wants to finish his work on his television show, “30 Rock,” then go back to school and learn what the job is all about.
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
A Test for Obama's View of a One-Term Presidency  —  WASHINGTON — It was a year and a half ago when President Obama told Diane Sawyer of ABC News in an interview that he would rather be a good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.  —  Now, coming off one of his worst weeks …
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The (Real) Rent Is Too Damn High  —  “Incidentally, [Yglesias is] also demanding higher inflation while writing a book called, The Rent is Too Damn High.”  —  Ironic, innit?  But the issue here is that inflation raises the general economy-wide nominal price level.
Discussion: Foseti and Eschaton
WDRB 41 Louisville:
SEN. LUGAR: The economy is moving forward  —  LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) — One of the longest-serving members of the U.S. Congress says we should not be worried about what's happening on Wall Street.  Republican Senator Richard Lugar says Americans need to remember the economy is moving forward.
Discussion: Ballot Box and TPMDC
 
 
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