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9:25 AM ET, August 16, 2011

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Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Perry on Bernanke: 'I dunno what y'all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas'  —  Texas Governor Rick Perry, who entered the presidential campaign on Saturday, appeared to suggest a violent response would be warranted should Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke …
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Josh Dorner / ThinkProgress:
Rick Perry Questions Obama's Patriotism  —  Speaking to reporters tonight following an event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Texas Governor Rick Perry appeared to question President Obama's patriotism.  In response to a question from Danny Yadron of the Wall Street Journal, who asked Perry …
The Note:
Does President Obama Love America?  Rick Perry: ‘You Need To Ask Him’  —  ABC News' Michael Falcone and Arlette Saenz report:  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Just hours after presidential candidate Rick Perry said that he would be the kind of president who would be “passionate” about America …
Jay Root / The Texas Tribune:
Under Scrutiny, Perry Walks Back HPV Decision … Keywords: - Texas Governor Rick Perry, - Abortion in Texas, - Gay Marriage in Texas, - Perry for President, - Rick Perry Donors, - Rick Perry Issues, - Rick Perry Politics  —  Updated Monday, 2 p.m. CST: Perry spoke to Des Moines-based …
The Note:
Rick Perry On Ben Bernanke: It Would Be ‘Almost Treasonous’ To Print More Money Between Now And The Election  —  ABC's Michael Falcone and Arlette Saenz report:  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Texas Gov. Rick Perry capped off his first full day of campaigning in Iowa on Monday by suggesting …
Azi Paybarah / PolitickerNY:
Bill Clinton: Rick Perry is a ‘Good-Looking Rascal,’ But His Platform ‘Is Crazy’  —  Bill Clinton at the IAFF conference in Manahttan on August 15, 2011.  (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)  —  Bill Clinton said newly announced presidential candidate, Republican Governor Rick of Texas was a …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Was Perry packing?  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a leading advocate of gun rights who likes to boast of having dispatched a coyote on a recent jog, so I asked him during today's walking press conference at the Iowa State Fair whether he was armed.  —  “I never comment on whether I'm carrying a handgun or not,” he said.
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Perry Warns Bernanke: It Could Get ‘Pretty Ugly’ in Texas
Discussion: Real Time Economics
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Conservatives Whine About Unfairness Of Quoting Rick Perry Accurately
A.Killough / CNN:
Perry brushes off Bush comparisons
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Bachmann skipped family reunion she cited  —  On her victory lap of Iowa yesterday, Straw Poll winner Rep. Michele Bachmann paid repeated tribute to her local roots, and repeatedly mentioned her family reunion that day, citing it as an excuse for her late arrival at a local party event in Waterloo.
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Roger Simon / The Politico:
Ron Paul remains media poison  —  I admit I do not fully understand Ron Paul and his beliefs.  But I do understand when a guy gets shafted, and Ron Paul just got shafted.  —  On Saturday, the Ames Straw Poll was conducted in Iowa amid huge media interest and scrutiny.
Michelle Goldberg / The Daily Beast:
A Christian Plot for Domination?
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Ron Paul supporters decry media neglect
Discussion: New York Magazine
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Will no one rid the GOP of this troublesome congressman?
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Congressional Job Approval Ties Historic Low of 13%  —  Disapproval rating of 84% highest in Gallup annals  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans' evaluation of the job Congress is doing is the worst Gallup has ever measured, with 13% approving, tying the all-time low measured in December 2010.
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Byron York / Campaign 2012:
Obama: I reversed recession until ‘bad luck’ hit  —  At a town hall meeting on his campaign-style tour of the Midwest, President Obama claimed that his economic program “reversed the recession” until recovery was frustrated by events overseas.  And then, Obama said, with the economy …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Obama: I'm Just Like Lincoln!  —  Byron York is chronicling the outrages committed by President Obama on his taxpayer-funded campaign swing through Iowa and the Midwest.  I was in the midst of a post on Obama's whine that he is the victim of “bad luck,” as reported by Byron …
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Nick Davies / Guardian:
NoW reporter's letter reveals phone-hacking cover-up  —  Disgraced royal correspondent Clive Goodman's letter says phone hacking was ‘widely discussed’ at NoW meetings  —  • Read Clive Goodman's letter to News International  —  Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and their former editor Andy Coulson …
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Obama to automakers: 'You can't just make money on SUVs and trucks'  —  The country's automakers should ditch their focus on SUVs and trucks in favor of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, President Obama said Monday.  —  “You can't just make money on SUVs and trucks,” …
Fox News:
Rep. Wilson Claims He Was Right on Illegal Immigrant Coverage When He Shouted ‘You Lie’  —  Nearly two years after he infamously accused President Obama of lying about his health care overhaul, Republican Rep. Joe Wilson claims he was right all along.  —  The South Carolina congressman …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Karl Rove thinks Chris Christie and Paul Ryan are wavering on 2012  —  In an interview on Fox News last night with Sean Hannity, GOP maestro Karl Rove keeps hope alive, saying that he senses Chris Christie and Paul Ryan are starting to waver in their determination not to run for president:
Discussion: GOP 12 and PoliPundit.com
Nouriel Roubini / Project Syndicate:
ROUBINI: Is Capitalism Doomed?  Karl Marx was right, it seems, in arguing that globalization, financial intermediation run amok, and redistribution of income and wealth from labor to capital could lead capitalism to self-destruct.  So what can be done to prevent that outcome?
Discussion: American Power and Truthdig
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
On mortgage rates, Obama wants proposal for how government can keep big role  —  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES - The Freddie Mac office in McLean, Va.  —  President Obama has directed a small team of advisers to develop a proposal that would keep the government playing a major role …
Discussion: CEPR and The Heritage Foundation
Michael Barone / Wall Street Journal:
The Fall of the Midwest Economic Model  —  In 1970, the future seemed to belong to Michigan's example of big companies and big unions.  Not anymore.  —  President Obama has kicked off a three-day bus tour of Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, where the corn is high and at least some factories are spewing smoke.
Discussion: CARPE DIEM
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Obama kicks off Midwest bus tour with harsh words on the economy  —  CANNON FALLS, Minn. —President Obama used some of his harshest words of the burgeoning 2012 presidential campaign Monday, criticizing the Republican candidates for their opposition to raising taxes as part of a deal to lower the nation's debt.
Paul Krugman:
MMT, Again  —  In a way, I really should not spend time debating the Modern Monetary Theory guys.  They're on my side in current policy debates, and it's unlikely that they'll ever have the kind of real — and really bad — influence that the Austrians have lately acquired.
Kevin D. Williamson / National Review:
Paul Krugman Is Still Wrong about Texas  —  Paul Krugman continues his campaign to discredit the economic success of Texas, and, as usual, he is none too particular about the facts.  Let's allow Professor K. to lay out his case: … What, indeed, does population growth have to do with job growth?
 
 
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Richard A. Serrano / Los Angeles Times:
ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation
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Joe Nocera / New York Times:
What Is Business Waiting For?  —  When the German economy turned south …
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Gingrich says his campaign is ‘rebuilding’
Julie Mack / MLive.com:
Live coverage: Congressman Fred Upton speaks to standing-room-only audience in Kalamazoo
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Hill
Mark Knoller / CBS News:
U.S. Secret Service gets 2 new buses ahead of Obama tour
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
New Health Care Regulations Close Exchanges to Many Offered Unaffordable Employer Coverage
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
‘Iron my shirt’  —  When Texas Gov. Rick Perry took his jacket off …