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5:55 PM ET, August 31, 2011

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Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Sarah Palin Appearance at Tea Party Rally in Iowa ‘No Longer Confirmed’  —  This post has been corrected.  —  Sarah Palin's Saturday appearance at a tea party rally in Indianola, Iowa, is on hold, a person close to the former Alaska governor told The Wall Street Journal.
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks ‘hanging on a tree’  —  A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era.
First Read / msnbc.com:
Tea Party organizer ‘had to cancel’ Christine O'Donnell to get Palin to attend  —  DES MOINES — Tea Party of America President Ken Crow told NBC News, “I had to cancel Ms. O'Donnell” after a conversation with Sarah Palin aides — and is now hopeful Palin will attend the Saturday rally in Indianola.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
FreedomWorks to protest Romney
Discussion: The Caucus, TPMDC and Swampland
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Palin appearance at Iowa tea party event now in doubt
Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
UPDATED: Iowa tea party made three changes at Palin's staff's request
Discussion: CNN, Radio Iowa and Daily Kos
Reid J. Epstein / The Politico:
Rep. Allen West considers quitting CBC
Discussion: Campaign 2012 and The Daily Caller
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Coincidences don't happen in presidential politics.  Ever.  —  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about a clean extension of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization which expires in mid-September in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, August 31, 2011.
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama schedules jobs address to coincide with GOP 2012 debate  —  President Obama has requested a joint session of Congress next week to deliver his jobs speech directly to lawmakers.  —  In a letter to congressional leaders requesting the Sept. 7 slot, the president said he will urge Congress …
The Hill:
Boehner asks Obama to move his jobs joint address to Thursday  —  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has asked President Obama to address a joint-session of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 8, when it wouldn't conflict with the Republican presidential debate.  —  Citing logistical difficulties …
Matt Negrin / The Politico:
Carney: Change time of debate?
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Team Obama Finds Hope for 2012 in a History Lesson
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Helene Cooper / The Caucus:
Boehner Asks Obama to Reschedule Economy Speech
Scott McGrew / NBC Bay Area:
Solyndra Filing a Disaster for Obama  —  U.S. President Barack Obama heads inside to deliver a speech after meeting with construction workers building a new Solyndra solar panel factory May 26, 2010 in Fremont, California.  President Obama toured Solyndra Inc., a growing solar power equipment facility …
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Scott McGrew / NBC Bay Area:
Solyndra to Declare Bankruptcy  —  President Obama touted the facility only a year ago.  —  Solyndra — recently touted as an innovator by President Obama — is reportedly shutting its doors.  Employees are being turned away this morning. … Solyndra, a major manufacturer of solar technology in Fremont …
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Solar company that received Obama administration backing closes its doors
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Solyndra shuts its doors
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Cantor finds himself in a tricky spot on hurricane disaster aid  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's insistence that federal disaster aid be offset elsewhere in the budget runs directly counter to his position in the past when the money went to help his Virginia district.
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Pat Garofalo / ThinkProgress:
Republican Revolt: Virgina's GOP Governor Splits With Cantor, Rejects Conditioning Disaster Aid On Budget Cuts  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), along with some of his House GOP colleagues, have been saying that disaster aid for the areas affected by Hurricane Irene must be offset by, in Cantor's words, “savings elsewhere.”
Chris Geidner / Poliglot:
Choi Trial Put on Hold After Judge Allows “Vindictive Prosecution” Defense  —  With reporting from court by John Riley.  —  The third day of the U.S. government's trial of former Lt. Dan Choi ended with a 10-day delay for the government to seek an order from a higher court stopping the decision …
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama targets GOP for fall offensive  —  “Kill the body, and the head will die.”  — Joe Frazier  —  President Obama is preparing to fight a political war this fall on two fronts — the first against Republicans who want his job and the second against Republicans who want to make his job more difficult.
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Rick Perry is no libertarian
Quinnipiac University:
Perry Jumps To The Top Of GOP Pack, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Perry, Romney Each Run Neck And Neck With Obama  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry has zoomed to the front of the line of GOP presidential candidates with a 24 - 18 percent lead over former Massachusetts …
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William Galston / The New Republic:   Memo to Mitt Romney: You Have to Attack Rick Perry, and Here's How to Do It
Mercatus Site Feed:
Did Stimulus Dollars Hire the Unemployed?  —  Answers to Questions about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act  —  In an effort to boost hiring and job creation and to invest in a variety of domestic infrastructure programs, Congress passed and the president signed the American Recovery …
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Why didn't the stimulus create more jobs?
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Huntsman to unveil sweeping tax reform  —  Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) will propose sweeping tax reforms Wednesday in a speech outlining his jobs plan.  —  Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) will propose sweeping tax reforms Wednesday in a speech outlining his plans on job creation.
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James Pethokoukis:
Huntsman tax plan goes big and bold
Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg:
U.S. Files Antitrust Complaint to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger  —  The U.S. government sued to block AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc., saying the deal would “substantially lessen competition” in the wireless market.  —  The Justice Department complaint was filed today in federal court in Washington.
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Carol Marin / Chicago Sun Times:
State Rep. Deborah Mell has legal gay marriage in Iowa  —  Christin Baker and State Rep. Deborah Mell reveal they got married recently in Iowa.  Tuesday, August 30, 2011 |  Brian Jackson~Sun-Times  —  State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago) quietly made Illinois history last week.  —  She got married.
New York Times:
The New Resentment of the Poor  —  In a decade of frenzied tax-cutting for the rich, the Republican Party just happened to lower tax rates for the poor, as well.  Now several of the party's most prominent presidential candidates and lawmakers want to correct that oversight and raise taxes …
David Weigel / Slate:
Ron Paul “Weighing his Options” Over Debate-Blocking Presidential Speech  —  Something to watch, even though it might come to nothing: The Congressional Option that could scuttle President Obama's big speech next week.  The president has requested a joint session of Congress in order to give a speech about the economy and jobs.
Rolling Stone:
The GOP War on Voting  —  In a campaign supported by the Koch brothers, Republicans are working to prevent millions of Democrats from voting next year  —  As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign …
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Where Pay for Chief Executives Tops the Company Tax Burden  —  At least 25 top United States companies paid more to their chief executives in 2010 than they did to the federal government in taxes, according to a study released on Wednesday.  —  The companies — which include household names like eBay …
 
 
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Freeman Klopott / Washington Examiner:
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Heidi Shierholz / epi.org:
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Michele kibitzes with key NY Jews
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Rep. Ryan leaves door open for VP run
Discussion: National Review
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Gallup: Obama's Approval Hits All-Time Low of 41 Percent Among Women
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Idaho woman challenges abortion laws after prosecution
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