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9:20 AM ET, August 30, 2011


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New York Times:
White House Issues Guides on Sept. 11 Observances  —  WASHINGTON — The White House has issued detailed guidelines to government officials on how to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, with instructions to honor the memory of those who died on American soil but also to recall …
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.
Mackenzie Weinger / The Politico:
W.H. sets rules for observing 9/11  —  The White House has issued guidelines to government officials at home and abroad detailing how to commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the New York Times reported Tuesday.  —  The internal documents …
Washington Post:
Princeton economist tapped to head Council of Economic Advisers
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Dave Wedge / Boston Herald:
Obama's uncle arrested in Framingham on drunken driving charge
Discussion: Sky Dancing, Mediaite and Law Blog
Josh Margolin / New York Post:
‘Jewish’ Bachmann is costing Romney  —  Funny, she doesn't look Jewish.  —  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing a new challenge: He's having trouble raising money from some Jewish donors who mistakenly believe one of his opponents, Michele Bachmann, is Jewish.
Discussion: GOP 12 and The New Republic
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 …
TRENDING: New CNN Poll: Perry sits atop GOP field
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Bachmann memoir coming in November
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.
Republicans to Unveil Bill to Force Major Changes at the UN  —  House Republicans are planning to introduce today legislation that seeks to force major changes at the United Nations, using as leverage the U.S.'s 22 percent contribution to the world body's operating budget.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Tim Mak / The Politico:
House GOP targets the U.N.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
‘Big Government finally got one right’  —  Hurricane Irene is gone, but its affects are still being felt.  As of this morning, the death toll had climbed to 40.  —  And while relief efforts continue, there are already some preliminary evaluations on how officials prepared and responded to the storm.
Discussion: The Politico
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Hurricane Irene and the benefits of Big Government
Discussion: Daily Kos
Rose Garden / The White House:
Remarks by the President in Announcing His Nomination of Alan Krueger for Chair of CEA  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody.  This morning we're continuing to deal with the impact and the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.  As I said yesterday, we're going to make sure folks have all the support …
Israel Hayom:
Isi Leibler  —  Justifying murder - an abomination  —  Since the Middle Ages, and even before, we have encountered marginal Jews who turned against their own people.  Among apostates to Christianity there were those who wrote inflammatory libels against the Jewish people, paving the way for pogroms …
Dave Reaboi / Big Journalism:
Jerusalem Post Writer Fired for Justifying Palestinian Terror
Discussion: and Theo Spark
Felix Salmon:
Lagarde leads from the front on Europe  —  Going into the Jackson Hole conference, everybody was breathlessly awaiting Friday's speech from Ben Bernanke, which turned out to be incredibly boring.  The most important speech of the meeting, by far, came on Saturday, and came from the new head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde.
Financial Times:
European officials round on Lagarde
Discussion: The Big Picture and Cato @ Liberty
Andrew Stern / Reuters:
Most American Muslims are satisfied Obama backers  —  (Reuters) - A majority of U.S. Muslims are content with the nation's direction in contrast to many Americans and few Muslims believe there is support for Islamic extremism here, a survey released on Tuesday found.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
The Gibson Guitar Saga Gets Steadily Curiouser  —  These days, you can't keep up with all the news.  There is just too much going on.  So inevitably, there are interesting stories that you have to catch up with when you can, like a moving train.  The Justice Department's raid on four Gibson guitar factories is in that category.
The Politico:
Black leaders turn up heat on Obama  —  If there's anything close to a political certainty in 2012, it's that Barack Obama will get more than 90 percent of the African-American vote.  —  But that doesn't mean every black Obama supporter will vote for him happily - nor does it guarantee …
Discussion: National Review
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 …
Irene Coverage / Yahoo! News:
Israel says Gaza gets anti-plane arms from Libya  —  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians in Gaza have acquired anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets from Libya during its six-month civil war, enlarging but not significantly improving their arsenal, Israeli officials said on Monday.
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.
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Science and the Left  —  In an effort to scratch up Rick Perry's …
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Even a joint bond might not save the euro
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Administrators Ate My Tuition
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