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11:15 AM ET, August 14, 2011

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Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Michele Bachmann wins the Ames Straw Poll  —  Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., center, arrives at a breakfast before the GOP Ames Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)AMES, Iowa — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann scored …
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Political Punch:
Pawlenty Drops Out of Presidential Race After Disappointing Straw Poll Finish  —  Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is dropping out of the Republican presidential contest, after a disappointing third place finish in the Iowa Straw Poll yesterday.  —  “We needed to get some lift to continue …
The Caucus:
Pawlenty Drops Out of Republican Race  —  Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, left, at Thursday's debate in Ames, Iowa, with Jon M. Huntsman Jr. and Newt Gingrich.  —  DES MOINES — Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota, dropped his bid for the Republican nomination for president …
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
Tim Pawlenty ends presidential campaign  —  Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty said today he will end his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.  —  Pawlenty informed his supporters in a conference call and then announced his decision on ABC's This Week.
Brian Bakst / Associated Press:
Ex-Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty ends White House bid  —  Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday, hours after finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa straw poll.  —  “I wish it would have been different, but obviously …
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll  —  AMES, Iowa — Michele Bachmann's high-intensity, Tea Party-inspired critique of President Obama propelled her to a first-place finish in the straw poll here Saturday, giving her presidential campaign a boost even as the field of rivals expanded to include Texas governor Rick Perry.
The Politico:
Tim Pawlenty leaving presidential race  —  AMES, Iowa - After spending much of his money to finish a distant third in the Ames Straw Poll, Tim Pawlenty ended his presidential bid Sunday.  —  “We needed to get some lift to continue on and have a pathway forward and that didn't happen …
Discussion: CNN, Runnin' Scared and The Caucus
Des Moines / Iowa Caucuses:
Michele Bachmann wins Iowa Straw Poll  —  Ames — Results just announced put Michele Bachmann as the winner of today's Iowa Straw Poll.  The Minnesota congresswoman earned 4,823 votes to secure her first place finish.  —  Congressman Ron Paul finished second with 4,671 votes …
Molly Ball / The Politico:
Rick Perry's presidential run reorders 2012 landscape
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
Bachmann Wins Iowa, For Now: The Ticker
Discussion: The Other McCain, Don Surber and GOP 12
Fox News:
Perry Makes It Official: He's Running for President
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
CNN's Don Lemon: Marcus Bachmann ‘Elbowed Me Into A Golf Cart’
Discussion: Raw Replay and The Moderate Voice
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Rick Perry announces he will join 2012 presidential field to challenge President Obama
Discussion: The Nation and Balloon Juice
Chicago Sun Times:   Texas Gov. Perry jumps into 2012 Republican race
The Note:
Bachmann Hammers Home Iowa Roots In Straw Poll Speech: “Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned in Iowa”
Discussion: blogs.abcnews.com and TPMDC
msnbc.com:   SC Gov. Haley: Perry's ‘timing was brilliant’
New York Times:
White House Debates Fight on Economy  —  WASHINGTON — As the economy worsens, President Obama and his senior aides are considering whether to adopt a more combative approach on economic issues, seeking to highlight substantive differences with Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail rather …
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Calculated Risk:
White House Debates Doing Little or Nothing  —  This is depressing ...from the NY Times: White House Debates Fight on Economy … Tax incentives are the “bigger idea”?  It sounds like the debate is between doing nothing and doing very little.  —  If I arrived on the scene today …
Charles Dameron / Wall Street Journal:
Rick Perry's Crony Capitalism Problem  —  The presidential candidate's signature economic development initiative has raised questions among conservatives.  —  Gov. Rick Perry's presidential pitch goes something like this: During one of the worst recessions in American history, he's kept his state “open for business.”
Discussion: Riehl World View
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Clyburn hopes to use supercommittee post to tackle wealth gap  —  A leading House Democrat is hoping to use his prestigious seat on the deficit-cutting supercommittee to close the growing gully that divides the rich and the poor in America.  —  Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
 
 
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Neal Gabler / New York Times:
The Elusive Big Idea
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Davidswanson / War Is A Crime .org:
California Democratic Party May Dump Its Progressive Caucus for Proposing a Primary Challenge to Obama
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Prosser's recount got ample funding
Discussion: Associated Press
Steven Hayward / Power Line:
Heading for Jimmy Territory?
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