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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
Jason Samenow / Washington Post:
D.C. earthquake: Powerful tremor shakes region
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
How Did So Many People Feel a 5.9 Earthquake in Richmond, Virginia?
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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.
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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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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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama tops Perry  —  Rick Perry is looking increasingly like the Republican favorite for President- he led in the Iowa poll we released this morning and he leads by double digits in the national poll we'll release tomorrow.  The biggest beneficiary of Perry's rise?  It might be Barack Obama.
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
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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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.
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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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.
Carrie Budoff Brown / Reuters:
1 quake, and 2 missed golf shots  —  OAK BLUFFS, Mass. - President Obama gave the media a rare glimpse Tuesday into his treasured golf game, taking the unusual step of inviting reporters to watch him putt on a public course here.  —  The visual of a shirt-sleeved president …
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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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 …
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
Nathan Koppel / Law Blog:
KBR Requests That Losing Rape Claimant Pay Company's Legal Fees  —  The skirmishing has not yet subsided in the high-profile suit brought by Jamie Leigh Jones, the Houston woman who claimed that she was raped while working in Iraq for defense contractor KBR.
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.
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
Campaign 2012:
Top politically themed earthquake tweets  —  After Washington DC realized that the earthquake was nothing to worry about, they took to Twitter to joke about the cause.  Some of the best ones below:  —  @TPCarney: Krugman says it wasn't big enough.  —  @comradescott: Evidently the quake occurred …
Discussion: Wizbang and The Business Insider
Laura Saunders / Wall Street Journal:
Tax Break for Clergy Questioned  —  As Congress scrutinizes every nook and cranny of the budget for possible revenue, a surprising court decision is allowing clergy members to buy or live in multiple homes tax-free.  —  The U.S. Tax Court ruled that Phil Driscoll, an ordained minister …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
F.B.I. Focusing on Security Over Ordinary Crime  —  WASHINGTON — Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been more likely to be hunting for potential threats to national security than for ordinary criminals in recent years, but much of the time found neither, according to newly disclosed internal information.
Discussion: emptywheel and Prairie Weather
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.
 
 
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Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
The GOP will raise taxes — on the middle class and working poor
Ross Ramsey / The Texas Tribune:
GOP Sources: McCaul May Get in U.S. Senate Race
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Lawrence Wright / New Yorker:
A DIFFERENT KIND OF TEXAN
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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
Jackson Baker / Politics Beat Blog, Memphis Flyer:
Corker Urges Congressional “Super Committee” to Consider Tax Reform
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Mark Trumbull / Christian Science Monitor:
US should raise taxes to help fix deficits, say business economists
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