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1:00 AM ET, August 31, 2011

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The Daily Caller:
Rick Perry's camp defends 1993 HillaryCare praise  —  Texas Governor Rick Perry has been among the most vocal critics of President Obama's health care reform initiative, and of Mitt Romney's preceding health care program in Massachusetts.  But in 1993, while serving as Texas Agriculture Commissioner …
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The Politico:
Rick Perry panic fires up the left  —  In his two weeks as a presidential candidate, Rick Perry has done something that neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney could do: wake up the left.  —  Perry panic has spread from the conference rooms of Washington, D.C., to the coffee shops of Brooklyn …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
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 …
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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.
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 …
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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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Kenneth Melson, acting ATF chief, steps down
Discussion: Gawker and Verum Serum
Neil Bowdler / BBC:
New body ‘liquefaction’ unit unveiled in Florida funeral home  —  Resomation founder Sandy Sullivan explains how the machine works  —  A Glasgow-based company has installed its first commercial “alkaline hydrolysis” unit at a Florida funeral home.  —  The unit by Resomation Ltd is billed …
Discussion: The Daily Pulp
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
White House takes shot at Rep. Cantor over Hurricane Irene disaster aid  —  White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday took a shot at House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor for insisting disaster aid for Hurricane Irene should be offset with other spending cuts.
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Eric Cantor Won't Support Any Hurricane Disaster Funding Without Massive Cuts To First Responders
Discussion: TPMDC and Indecision Forever
Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge:
How The Economy Quietly Entered A Recession On Friday, And Why The GDP Predicts A Sub-Zero Nonfarm Payroll Number  —  While the key market moving event from last Friday may have been Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech which merely left the door open to future QE episodes, the most important event …
John Rondy / Reuters:
Labor leaders must pay for parade if GOP banned, mayor says  —  (Reuters) - The mayor of a Wisconsin town said on Tuesday a local labor council would have to reimburse the city up to $2,000 for a Labor Day parade if organizers exclude Republican lawmakers from attending.
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
Zilla / Zilla of the Resistance:
My First Blogiversary!  —  Today is the Zilla Blog's first birthday!  —  It was one year ago today that I opened this blog, which was originally named PolitiZilla but then I discovered that there was already a website with that name so I changed it to Zilla of the Resistance soon after.
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 …
Candace Smith / ABCNEWS:
9/11 Coloring Book Draws Criticism for Portrayal of Muslims  —  As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, one publisher has memorialized it in a manner that's generating a lot of controversy.  Instead of appealing to kids with doe-eyed puppies and flowers, his new coloring book …
Timothy P. Carney / Campaign 2012:
It's not a Ponzi Scheme if you can't exit!  —  Pointing out Social Security's similarities to a Ponzi Scheme irritates Social Security's defenders.  Nick Baumann at the liberal Mother Jones created a cute Venn Diagram implying that the only overlap between a Ponzi Scheme and Social Security …
Discussion: RedState and National Review
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Nick Baumann / Mother Jones:
A Venn Diagram for Rick Perry: Social Security Is Not a Ponzi Scheme
Discussion: Hullabaloo and The Maddow Blog
Adweek:
Is Controversy Selling for Tina Brown?  Newsstand numbers for attention-grabbing covers revealed By Lucia Moses  —  Tina Brown has courted controversy with some of her recent Newsweek cover choices.  Now, newly available sales numbers are showing that those covers did not necessarily translate …
Lisa Lambert / Reuters:
Thousands of public employees laid off in 2010  —  (Reuters) - Local and state governments axed more than 200,000 jobs in 2010, according to U.S. Census data released on Tuesday that showed the growing threat of public employee layoffs to the economic recovery.
Rasmussen Reports:
43% Now View ‘Tea Party’ Label As A Negative  —  Looks like it's a little more popular to be a liberal or a progressive these days, although conservative remains the best political label you can put on a candidate for public office.  Being linked to the Tea Party is the biggest negative.
Carlos Santoscoy / On Top Magazine Headlines:
North Carolina Rep Paul Stam Likens Gay Marriage To Incest, Polygamy  —  North Carolina House Majority Leader Paul “Skip” Stam on Tuesday likened gay marriage to incest and polygamy.  —  The 61-year-old Stam made his remarks during a noontime press conference on a proposed constitutional amendment …
Kate Sheppard / Mother Jones:
Are Virginia's New Abortion Rules the Worst Yet?  —  On Friday evening, Virginia's Department of Health issued a strict new set of rules for abortion clinics—and women's health advocates fear that facilities that can't comply could be shuttered.  —  The regulations require Virginia's 22 clinics …
Discussion: AlterNet and The Raw Story
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.”
Cheryl Wetzstein / Washington Times:
ACLU battles schools over gay websites  —  Use of filters a rights issue  —  A fierce legal battle on free speech and family values is brewing about Internet filters used by school administrators to block students' access to gay educational and advocacy websites.
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama: 7 proposed regs would each top $1 billion  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is considering seven new government regulations that would cost the economy more than $1 billion each a year, a tally Republicans will pounce on to argue that Congress needs the power to approve costly government rules.
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Post-9/11 politics of Rudy Giuliani  —  NEW YORK — He was the living symbol of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, a hero to a traumatized nation seeking leadership in a time of crisis.  Walking miles through the streets of Manhattan, Mayor Rudy Giuliani urged New York …
Craig Robinson / The Iowa Republican:
TIR Exclusive: Palin to Fly to New Hampshire Following Iowa Appearance  —  High level Iowa Republicans tell TheIowaRepublican.com that Sarah Palin will fly to New Hampshire following her September 3rd appearance in central Iowa.  —  Speculation has been swirling about whether or not Palin …
 
 
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Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
The TV Watch: Sharpton Brings His Pulpit to MSNBC
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Family planning as a pro-life cause
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Patrick Poole / Pajamas Media:
Yes, my former neighbor really was a racist, terror-supporting Muslim Brotherhood cleric
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Jawa Report
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
New York City Bars Dogs from Bars
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Beshear up big, could have down ballot implications
Discussion: WFPL News
Hans-Olaf Henkel / Financial Times:
A sceptic's solution - a breakaway currency
Discussion: Via Meadia and ThinkProgress
 Earlier Items: 
The Atlantic Online:
Obama's New Jobs Man Alan Krueger Was a Terrorism Truth-Teller
cbpp.org:
New CBO Report Finds Up to 2.9 Million People Owe Their Jobs to the Recovery Act
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
Colin Moynihan / New York Times:
Panhandler on Fifth Avenue Wins Respite From Arrests
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Magazine
Susan Hockfield / New York Times:
Manufacturing a Recovery  —  THE United States became …
Edward Glaeser / Bloomberg:
About Edward Glaeser  —  Refinancing Mortgages Won't Fix Housing Market: Edward Glaeser
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
The Mystery of Steve Jobs's Public Giving
Washington Times:
Buyers' remorse: Youth ditch Obama
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
 

 
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Sam Buckingham-Jones / Australian Financial Review:
Australian businessman Kerry Stokes launches The Nightly, a daily online newspaper with backing from billionaires Katie Page, Chris Ellison, and Gina Rinehart

Bloomberg:
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