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10:05 AM ET, August 31, 2011

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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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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 …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Romney camp not panicking — yet  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry's surge in the polls is prompting some high-profile Mitt Romney backers to urge the former Massachusetts governor to step up his efforts before it's too late.  —  Romney's high command said that was always the plan …
Discussion: GOP 12 and New York Magazine
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 …
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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.
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate Magazine:
Getting Away With Torture  —  Dick Cheney's memoir shows the importance of the law, not of torture.  —  This week Dick Cheney invites us all to join him again in a game he likes to play against the rest of us called Tedious Torture Standoff.  He continues to assert—this time in his memoir …
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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 …
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:   'I Didn't Change. The World Changed'
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.
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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Alexander Burns / The Politico:   Christine O'Donnell's Iowa appearance back on
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 …
TheUnion.com Online News:
Babysitting bill in Calif. Legislature  —  Office of Sen. Doug LaMalfa  —  How will parents react when they find out they will be expected to provide workers' compensation benefits, rest and meal breaks and paid vacation time for...babysitters?  Dinner and a movie night may soon become much more complicated.
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.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Boston Globe:
Obama's uncle is called a fugitive  —  Said to ignore '92 deportation order  —  Onyango Obama is now being held on an immigration detainer in the Plymouth County House of Correction.  —  FRAMINGHAM - The uncle of President Obama arrested here last week on drunken driving and other charges …
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
ATF head removed by Justice Dept. after ‘Fast and Furious’ controversy  —  The head of the ATF has been removed after months of speculation about his role in a botched gun-tracking operation that could have contributed to the death of a Border Patrol agent.  —  The Department of Justice …
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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 …
Liz Hazelton / Daily Mail:
Father slit throats of three daughters in ‘honour killing’ after they were raped by Gaddafi's troops  —  A father slit the throat of his three teenage daughters in an ‘honour killing’ after they were raped by Gaddafi loyalists during the siege of the port city of Misrata.
Jean-Louis Santini / Agence France Presse:
NASA fears leaving space station unmanned  —  WASHINGTON — The possible first-ever evacuation of the International Space Station, if a Russian spacecraft is not launched in November, would risk the loss of the orbiting lab, a NASA official has warned.  —  “There is a greater risk of losing …
Discussion: Right Wing News
IPS: Latest Content:
Executive Excess 2011: The Massive CEO Rewards for Tax Dodging  —  CEOs rake it in while their corporations dodge taxes.
Confederate Yankee:
Meet the New Boss...  Melson is out, only to be replaced by B.Todd Jones.  —  Jones was appointed to chair the Attorney General's Advisory Committee back in August of 2009, and was briefed in Gunwalker.  —  According to Senator Charles Grassley's June 15, 2011 congressional testimony attachment 4 …
John Riley / Poliglot:
Choi Takes the Stand, Delivering Tense Testimony and Impassioned Speeches  —  Former Army Lt. Dan Choi took the witness stand today during the second day of his federal trial for failing to obey a lawful order by a police officer, where he delivered several impassioned speeches protesting …
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Jane Jamison, R.I.P.  —  Dell Hill from Uncoverage.net called today to tell me that the blog's founder, Jane Jamison, died Saturday.  Dell told me — I hadn't previously known — that her name wasn't actually Jane Jamison, but that this was a pseudonym she used to keep her life …
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
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Leaders of 9/11 Panel Call Action Plan Unfinished  —  In the decade since the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. has failed to make sufficient progress on nine counter-terrorism actions, ranging from border screening to terrorist-detention standards, according to the former leaders of the commission that investigated the hijackings.
Discussion: The Politico
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 …
Jim Vertuno / The Huffington Post:
Texas Sonogram Law: Judge Strikes Down Key Provisions Of Abortion Bill … AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked key provisions of Texas' new law requiring a doctor to perform a sonogram before an abortion, ruling the measure violates the free speech rights of both doctors and patients.
Martin Wolf / Financial Times:
Struggling with a great contraction  —  What has the market turmoil of August been telling us?  The answer, I suggest, is three big things: first, the debt-encumbered economies of the high-income countries remain extremely fragile; second, investors have next to no confidence in the ability …
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE
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
 
 
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Timothy R. Homan / Bloomberg:
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Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Post-9/11 politics of Rudy Giuliani
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My First Blogiversary!  —  Today is the Zilla Blog's first birthday!
Cheryl Wetzstein / Washington Times:
ACLU battles schools over gay websites
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Candace Smith / ABCNEWS:
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Lisa Lambert / Reuters:
Thousands of public employees laid off in 2010
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Beshear up big, could have down ballot implications
Christopher Hitchens / Slate Magazine:
Rick Perry's God
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