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11:50 PM ET, August 29, 2011


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Chris Moody / Yahoo! News:
No, Bachmann did not ask a crowd, ‘Who likes white people?’  —  An edited video that makes it appear as if Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann asked an Iowa crowd, “Who likes white people?” is quickly spreading around the Web.  However, if you watch the full …
Ken Layne / Wonkette:
VIDEO: Michele Bachmann Asks White People, ‘Who Likes White People?’  —  Who likes white people?  Uhh, everybody except for black people and brown people and yellow people, we guess?  Also, many actual white people don't much like white people, having read a history book or two.
Hayley Peterson / Campaign 2012:
Three minutes, two teleprompters  —  President Obama required two heavy-duty teleprompters on Monday during a three-minute speech in which he nominated Alan Krueger to serve as chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers.  —  “I am very pleased to appoint Alan and I look forward to working with him …
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
RNC knocks Krueger for past cap-and-trade support
David Wessel / Wall Street Journal:
Labor Economist to Fill Key Post
Denise Lavoie / Associated Press:
Obama's uncle held by immigration authorities  —  FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama's uncle was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Massachusetts, told police he planned to arrange bail through the White House and is being held without bail by federal immigration officials, authorities said Monday.
Dave Wedge / Boston Herald:
Obama's uncle arrested in Framingham on drunken driving charge
Discussion: Mediaite and Law Blog
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Bachmann Campaign: Bachmann Spoke ‘In Jest’ When She Said God Was Communicating Via Earthquakes And Hurricanes  —  Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-MN) presidential campaign says critics are making much ado about nothing when it comes to her viral quote stating last week's East Coast earthquake …
Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Michele Bachmann rally draws over 1,000 in Sarasota, but some prefer Rick Perry
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Bachmann memoir coming in November
Joseph W. McQuaid /
Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notes  —  The waitresses at the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester weren't happy with the Mitt Romney picture they have on their wall of fame.  It's out of focus, they told him the other morning.  —  As he was about to leave, one of them grabbed him by the arm.
Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Cantor: No Disaster Relief Funding For Hurricane Irene Without Budget Cuts  —  Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene this weekend, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today stood by his call that no more money be allocated for disaster relief unless it is offset by spending cuts elsewhere.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
House GOP announces jobs plan focused on cutting regs and taxes
Jack Cashill / American Thinker:
Early Obama Letter Confirms Inability to Write  —  On November 16, 1990, Barack Obama, then president of the Harvard Law Review, published a letter in the Harvard Law Record, an independent Harvard Law School newspaper, championing affirmative action.  —  Although a paragraph from this letter …
Jonathan Martin / Reuters:
Is Rick Perry dumb?
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Perry warns of military ‘adventurism’
Thomas Lifson /
Doubting Thomas No More  —  The conventional wisdom on Justice Clarence Thomas is that he is an unimaginative intellectual featherweight and a clown.  The way in which his reputation was traduced in his confirmation hearings and his notorious lack of interest in participating in oral arguments are cited as evidence.
Walter Russell Mead / Via Meadia:
New Blue Nightmare: Clarence Thomas and the Amendment of Doom
Discussion: National Review
TRENDING: New CNN Poll: Perry sits atop GOP field  —  Washington (CNN) - A new national survey is further proof that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's entrance earlier this month into the race for the White House has dramatically altered the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.
New York Post:
Warren Buffett, hypocrite  —  This one's truly, uh ... rich: Billionaire Warren Buffett says folks like him should have to pay more taxes — but it turns out his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, hasn't paid what it's already owed for years.  —  That's right: As Americans for Limited Government …
Byron York / Campaign 2012:
One in four Democrats wants to dump Obama  —  A new poll by CNN and ORC International finds that 27 percent of Democrats would like to see their party nominate a candidate other than Barack Obama for president in 2012.  —  In response to the question, “Do you think the Democratic party …
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
Romney's plan to beat Perry  —  DOVER, N.H.  —  Rick Perry may have jumped to the front of the GOP pack in national polls, but here in first-in-the-nation New Hampshire Mitt Romney still holds an 18-point lead.  When I asked Romney about Perry during a recent campaign swing through the Granite State …
Discussion: Hot Air, National Review and Daily Kos
NY Daily News:
Editorials: Dance of the duds  —  Miss him yet?  The candidates for his seat might make you.  —  The two candidates seeking to fill the Brooklyn-Queens congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner sat for interviews with the Daily News Editorial Board last week.  “Horribly dispiriting” is the capsule review of the sessions.
Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune:
Ranger's widow expelled from Rumsfeld book signing  —  Two people were removed from a Donald Rumsfeld book signing Friday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, including the Yelm widow of an Army Ranger who blames the military for her husband's suicide.  —  Security officers for the former secretary …
Patricia A. Turner / New York Times:
Dangerous White Stereotypes  —  ONE of the most noteworthy movies of the summer is “The Help.”  Set in Jackson, Miss., in the early 1960s, it focuses on the relationships between white upper-middle-class women and the black domestics who took care of them and their children.
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Santorum: Gay community on ‘jihad’ against me for stance on marriage  —  Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said the gay community has “gone out on a jihad” against him for his stance against gay marriage.  —  “So the gay community said, 'He's comparing gay sex to incest and polygamy …
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The Continuing Adventures Of Ron Paul, Cultural Conservative  —  If you described to me in loose terms a white southern Republican presidential candidate who's a strong social conservative nationalist, I wouldn't be even slightly surprised to learn that he also doesn't believe in evolution.
Benjamin Ginsberg / Washington Monthly:
Administrators Ate My Tuition  —  Want to get college costs in line?  Start by cutting the overgrown management ranks.  —  No statistic about higher education commands more attention—and anxiety—among members of the public than the rising price of admission.
Discussion: Mother Jones and ThinkProgress
Ken Williams / San Diego Gay and Lesbian:
BREAKING NEWS: Judge promises swift ruling on whether to unseal Proposition 8 video  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Chief District Judge James Ware said today that he “won't delay very long” before ruling on a motion to unseal the Proposition 8 video recordings.  —  The issue was the topic of a hearing …
Fox News:
VFW Accuses White House of Snubbing Annual Convention  —  The Veterans of Foreign Wars convention this week will not feature a top-tier official from the Obama administration, a breach in tradition that the group's commander described as an “insult of the highest magnitude.”
Wolfgang Münchau / Financial Times:
Even a joint bond might not save the euro  —  The universal experience of financial crisis management is that the longer one waits to resolve it, the more expensive the ultimate bill will be.  In the eurozone that moment has been reached.  Two months ago, it was said the worst things …
Discussion: National Review and ThinkProgress
Spiegel Online:
WikiLeaks  —  Related articles, background features and opinions about this topic.  —  Leak at WikiLeaks  —  Accidental Release of US Cables Endangers Sources  —  Supporters of Julian Assange's WikiLeaks organization accidentally released unredacted US diplomatic cables onto the Internet.
Polygamist Leader Jeffs in Coma, Source Says  —  Warren Jeffs, the polygamous sect leader and convicted child rapist, is in a coma and may not survive, a source close to Jeffs tells ABC News.  —  Jeffs, 55, had been fasting for the past three days and became so weak that doctors at the Texas prison …
Discussion: WJLA-TV and Gawker
New York Times:
Storm's Push North Leaves Punishing Inland Floods  —  CHESTER, Vt. — While most eyes warily watched the shoreline during Hurricane Irene's grinding ride up the East Coast, it was inland — sometimes hundreds of miles inland — where the most serious damage actually occurred.
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Reducing waste in wartime contracts
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Eli Clifton / ThinkProgress:
Perry, Like Bush In 2000, Promises No ‘Military Adventurism’
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Bachmann book due in November
Discussion: CNN
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
McCain: I never told Qaddafi I would help him get weapons
Discussion: Daily Kos and ThinkProgress
Associated Press:
AP EXCLUSIVE: Afghans scuttle US-Taliban talks
Joe Scarborough / The Politico:
When the cost of victory is too high
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Vanity Fair:
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Discussion: Wonkette
However, if Obama really wished to create jobs, he must: 1. …