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6:25 PM ET, August 30, 2011

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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.
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Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney's ‘Career Politician’ Jab At Rick Perry Is First Sign Of ‘Death By A Thousand Cuts’ Strategy
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Perry up big in South Carolina
NBC Washington:
Daryl Hannah Arrested at White House  —  Much-arrested Hollywood actress Daryl Hannah was taken away from the White House in restraints Tuesday afternoon.  —  Hannah was taking part in an ongoing protest against the unbuilt Keystone XL oil pipeline.  —  “Sometimes it's necessary to sacrifice …
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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 …
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
White House takes shot at Rep. Cantor over hurricane disaster aid  —  White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday took a shot House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor for insisting disaster aid for Hurricane Irene should be offset with other spending cuts.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
WH guidelines on 9/11 anniversary emphasize not “just about us”
Discussion: The Politico and Daily Pundit
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Former FEMA head Brown says aid should be offset
Discussion: Mediaite
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Why Dick Cheney Left Office Unpopular and Reviled  —  As the former vice president releases his memoir, it's useful to recall the many reasons why the vast majority of Americans disapproved of his tenure  —  When Vice President Dick Cheney left office, his approval rating stood at a staggeringly low 13 percent.
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Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Former Powell Chief of Staff: Cheney “Fears Being Tried as a War Criminal”  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney's memoir, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” is out Tuesday, and it's full of criticism and attacks on his Bush administration colleagues — from describing Condoleezza Rice as …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
The Atlantic Online:
Obama's New Jobs Man Alan Krueger Was a Terrorism Truth-Teller
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Christine O'Donnell Won't Appear After All at Tea Party Rally  —  UPDATE: Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell will not speak at a tea party event featuring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Indianola, Iowa, this weekend, an organizer told Washington Wire.
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Rasmussen Reports:
43% Now View ‘Tea Party’ Label As A Negative
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Romney to make first appearance at a major tea party rally
Discussion: TPMDC and GOP 12
Jason Noble / Iowa Caucuses:
Breaking: O'Donnell will NOT appear at Saturday tea party event
Discussion: Ballot Box and Hotline On Call
Bruce Bartlett / Economix:
The Case Against a Payroll Tax Cut  —  Bruce Bartlett held senior policy roles in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul.  —  It's rare for Republicans to find a tax cut they don't support, but last week …
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Timothy P. Carney / Campaign 2012:
It's not a Ponzi Scheme if you can't exit!
Discussion: National Review and RedState
Nick Baumann / Mother Jones:
A Venn Diagram for Rick Perry: Social Security Is Not a Ponzi Scheme
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Maddow Blog
John Cook / Gawker:
How Bill O'Reilly Tried to Get His Wife's Boyfriend Investigated By the Cops  —  Last summer, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man.  Not just any man, but a police detective in the Long Island community they call home.
Fox News:
Sources: ATF Director to Be Reassigned Amid Fast and Furious Uproar  —  The acting director of the Justice Department division caught up in a firearms trafficking scandal is being removed from his post, sources told Fox News on Tuesday.  —  Kenneth Melson, who heads the Bureau of Alcohol …
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US News:
Never-Wrong Pundit Picks Obama to Win in 2012  —  Allan Lichtman, the American University professor whose election formula has correctly called every president since Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election, has a belated birthday present for Barack Obama: Rest easy, your re-election is in the bag.
Discussion: Hot Air and Taegan Goddard's …
Boston Herald:
President Obama's uncle had Social Security ID  —  President Obama's accused drunken-driving uncle — who was busted after a near collision with a Framingham cop — has had a valid Social Security number for at least 19 years, despite being an illegal immigrant ordered to be deported back to Kenya, the Herald has learned.
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Fischer: Make Homosexuality “A Criminal Offense”  —  On his radio show Focal Point yesterday, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer called on all fifty states to criminalize homosexuality.  In 2003, the Supreme Court's decision in Lawrence v. Texas overturned anti-sodomy laws …
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Justice Ginsburg: If I Were Nominated Today, My Women's Rights Work For The ACLU Would Probably Disqualify Me  —  Justice Ginsburg During Her Time As Director of the ACLU Women's Rights Project  —  In a speech yesterday at Southern Methodist University law school, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered …
The Huffington Post:
Al Gore On Climate Change Deniers: It's Crucial To ‘Win The Conversation’ … In the video below from Mediaite, former Vice President Al Gore suggests that people today need to “win the conversation” against skeptics of climate change in the same way people stood up to racist comments during the civil rights movement.
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Obama tells young reporters: Climate change a top challenge for young people
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Weasel Zippers
Christopher Hitchens / Slate Magazine:
Rick Perry's God  —  Does the Texas governor believe his idiotic religious rhetoric, or is he just pandering for votes?  —  I happened to spend several weeks in Texas earlier this year, while the Lone Star State lay under the pitiless glare of an unremitting drought.
Discussion: Pharyngula
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Seduced by the cult of experts  —  It isn't surprising that Obama and his economic advisors' predictions have been so wrong.  —  When asked what posed the greatest challenge to statesmen, Harold Macmillan, the former British prime minister, responded, “Events, my dear boy, events.”
cbpp.org:
New CBO Report Finds Up to 2.9 Million People Owe Their Jobs to the Recovery Act  —  A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report estimates that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) increased the number of people employed by between 1.0 million and 2.9 million jobs as of June.  [1]
Joanna Molloy / NY Daily News:
Molloy: Bachmann's hair a hit in NYC  —  Michele Bachmann's kooky comments have a lot of people wondering what's going on inside her head.  —  On a recent swing through Florida, she said, “I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians.”  “We've had an earthquake.
 
 
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Lisa Lambert / Reuters:
Thousands of public employees laid off in 2010
Discussion: The Politico and Daily Kos
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Beshear up big, could have down ballot implications
Discussion: WFPL News
Colin Moynihan / New York Times:
Panhandler on Fifth Avenue Wins Respite From Arrests
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gothamist
Susan Hockfield / New York Times:
Manufacturing a Recovery  —  THE United States became …
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Edward Glaeser / Bloomberg:
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Michael Lind / Salon:
Why libertarians apologize for autocracy
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and The Mahablog
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Perry at the VFW  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry had not planned …
Kelly Kennedy / USA Today:
Health care fraud prosecutions on pace to rise 85%
Telegraph:
Parts of Britain suffer coldest summer for nearly two decades