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11:55 AM ET, August 14, 2011

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Bachmann says she can win independents in general election  —  The morning after her win in the Ames straw poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) argued that she could appeal to independent and Democratic leaning voters in a general election and dismissed the challenge from new contender Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
The Politico:
Tim Pawlenty drops out of 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
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll
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
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Rick Perry announces he will join 2012 presidential field to challenge President Obama
Chicago Sun Times:   Texas Gov. Perry jumps into 2012 Republican race
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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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.) …
Davidswanson / War Is A Crime .org:
California Democratic Party May Dump Its Progressive Caucus for Proposing a Primary Challenge to Obama  —  On July 30th the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party passed a resolution proposing that a primary challenge be offered to Obama next year.
Discussion: naked capitalism and Corrente
JSOnline:
Prosser's recount got ample funding  —  Lawyer who worked on justice's behalf has case pending before court  —  By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel  —  Madison - A Philadelphia philanthropist and his wife gave Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser $100,000 this spring for his recount effort …
Discussion: Associated Press
 
 
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