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10:00 AM ET, August 24, 2011

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Allahpundit / Hot Air:   Krugman(?): If only the earthquake had done more damage, the economy would have gotten a boost; Update: Gone
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Stephen Stromberg / Washington Post:   Earthquake? It's Obama's fault.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Above All Else, Eastern Quake Rattles Nerves
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
How Did So Many People Feel a 5.9 Earthquake in Richmond, Virginia?
Dan Hirschhorn / The Politico:
Jeb Bush warns 2012ers on hitting Obama  —  Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush warned the Republican presidential hopefuls against ideological intransigence and knee-jerk opposition to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, saying they risk turning off middle-of-the-road voters.
NewsMax.com:
PPP Poll: Perry Takes Double-Digit Lead Over Romney  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  A new poll shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry with a double-digit lead nationally …
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Walter Shapiro / The New Republic:
Rick Perry: The God-Fearing, Know-Nothing, Pistol-Packing Embodiment of Liberals' Worst Nightmares  —  What Rick Perry has achieved in his inaugural strut on the political stage is unprecedented in the annals of modern conservative history from Barry Goldwater to Sarah Palin.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Des Moines Register:
Steffen Schmidt: Some Dems think the unthinkable: Not Obama  —  I recently had drinks with respected senior Democrats in New Hampshire.  They were Barack Obama supporters in 2008 and now have serious buyer's remorse.  —  They were alarmed at the lack of leadership, which they feel Obama showed …
Discussion: Power Line and Don Surber
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Why Another Democrat Wouldn't Do Better Than Obama in 2012
Discussion: The New Republic and Sky Dancing
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
The GOP will raise taxes — on the middle class and working poor  —  America's presumably anti-tax party wants to raise your taxes.  Come January, the Republicans plan to raise the taxes of anyone who earns $50,000 a year by $1,000, and anyone who makes $100,000 by $2,000.
Steve Kornacki / Salon:
How to make Sarah Palin disappear  —  The safe bet remains that Sarah Palin is simply engaged in a long and tiresome tease.  Every few weeks comes some new sign of her supposedly imminent entry into the GOP presidential race, but nothing ever seems to happen.
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The Note:
Sarah Palin's Sept. 3 Speech Will Be ‘Major,’ but Will It Be the Big One?
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Report: Majority of Congress with no education in business  —  Almost 80 percent of lawmakers have no academic background in business or economics, even as Congress grapples with deficits, unemployment and other economic issues of tremendous complexity, according to an independent analysis released Tuesday.
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Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
Study: 8 in 10 lawmakers lack education in economics
John Stevens / Daily Mail:
Michelle Obama shows up her husband in tiny purple bike shorts as the President lags behind in jeans  —  Michelle Obama showed off her enviably toned thighs as she powered past the President in tiny purple cycling shorts on the first family's bike ride on Martha's Vineyard today.
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Guy Benson  —  BREAKING: Obama Administratrion Clarifies Biden Remarks, “Strongly Opposes” China's One-Child Policy  —  As I mentioned in my previous post, I contacted the White House this afternoon for an explanation of Vice President Biden's stunning remarks regarding China's odious one-child policy.
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BBC:
Defiant Gaddafi ‘vows to fight’  —  The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tripoli: “The city erupted in gunfire”  —  Col Muammar Gaddafi has vowed death or victory in the fight against “aggression”, reports say, after Libyan rebels seized his Tripoli compound.
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Scott Wong / Reuters:
Marco Rubio courts establishment Republicans  —  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — It might look like tea party hero Marco Rubio waded into enemy territory with stops in San Francisco and Beverly Hills this week.  But rubbing shoulders with a different crowd is the point of the freshman senator's three-day swing through the Golden State.
Discussion: The Note, CNN and Taegan Goddard's …
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Washington Monument cracked in quake  —  The earthquake didn't cause widespread damages or injuries, but it did put a crack in the Washington Monument.  —  After unconfirmed reports suggested the monument was tilting, parks officials said Tuesday night that the 550-foot obelisk suffered …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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Dr. Milton R. Wolf / Washington Times:
Energy Obamanomics: No green jobs and plenty of red ink  —  It's time to end all forms of corporate welfare  —  It wasn't enough to preside over the first-ever downgrade of America's credit rating.  Now the Obama administration is downgrading America's energy supply as well.
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
Big Banks: Under-Capitalized, Overexposed, Opaque  —  The US banking sector is not healthy.  —  There is a fundamental misunderstanding about the Wall Street bailouts amongst the public, and quite a few policy makers at Treasury and the Federal Reserve: Somehow, they “fixed” the banking system.
Discussion: Deal Journal
Daily Mail:
Money doesn't grow on trees: Federal grant of $500,000 to boost Nevada economy by planting trees creates 1.72 jobs  —  A federal stimulus grant of nearly $500,000 to grow trees and stimulate the economy in Nevada yielded just 1.72 jobs, according to government statistics.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Wall Street Journal:
Sprint to Get iPhone 5  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the new version of the Apple iPhone in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, filling a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier's lineup and giving Apple Inc. another sales channel for its popular gadget.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama, Tiger, Golf and Politics  —  Despite the carping by critics, I'm glad the president went on vacation because one of the most useful things he could do right now is play golf — a lot of golf — but not that friendly foursome thing with his aides that he usually does.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
 
 
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Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Ben Bernanke unlikely to announce big new plans at Jackson Hole
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Ross Ramsey / The Texas Tribune:
GOP Sources: McCaul May Get in U.S. Senate Race
Discussion: Hotline On Call and Ballot Box
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
F.B.I. Focusing on Security Over Ordinary Crime
Discussion: emptywheel and Prairie Weather
Lawrence Wright / New Yorker:
A DIFFERENT KIND OF TEXAN
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Althouse
Laura Saunders / Wall Street Journal:
Tax Break for Clergy Questioned
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
House of Cards  —  If we have any geniuses in American public life …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Perry Rises in Recognition and Maintains Positive Image
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Combet accuses Abbott of climate change racism
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Tim Blair
Carrie Budoff Brown / Reuters:
1 quake, and 2 missed golf shots
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Melissa Korn / Wall Street Journal:
Party Ends at For-Profit Schools
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Firedoglake