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3:45 PM ET, September 3, 2011

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Wall Street Journal:
Tripoli Files Show CIA Working With Libya  —  By SIOBHAN GORMAN in Washington and CHARLES LEVINSON and MARGARET COKER in Tripoli  —  The Central Intelligence Agency and Libyan intelligence services developed such a tight relationship during the George W. Bush administration …
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Paul Krugman:
The Austerity Economy  —  Do the dismal economic numbers really reflect the turn to fiscal austerity?  I keep hearing people say no, because austerity hasn't actually happened yet in America.  But they're wrong.  —  The fact is that the fading out of the stimulus, and in particular of aid …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Palin says ‘room for more’ in GOP race  —  DES MOINES — Sarah Palin tantalized supporters on the eve of her appearance at a tea party rally by telling reporters “there's room for more” candidates in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination.  But she gave no hint as to whether she was talking about herself.
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Paul Krugman:
Broken Windows, Ozone, and Jobs  —  I've actually been avoiding thinking about the latest Obama cave-in, on ozone regulation; these repeated retreats are getting painful to watch.  For what it's worth, I think it's bad politics.  The Obama political people seem to think that their route …
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
Cameron Todd Willingham Execution: Rick Perry's Role Deserves Scrutiny … In the three weeks since Texas Gov. Rick Perry stormed into the 2012 presidential race, bigfooting past the Ames Straw Poll and surging to frontrunner status, the media have flocked to the new entrant like flies to cow manure.
Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
Obama wants Congress to pass transportation bill, save jobs  —  President Obama on Saturday called for Congress to skip the “political posturing in Washington” and pass measures funding the nation's transportation programs.  —  In his weekly address, the president said a failure to pass …
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A.Killough / CNN:
Obama urges Congress to renew transportation bill in weekly address
Brent Budowsky / Pundits Blog:
If Al Gore had won  —  A recent poll by “60 Minutes” and Vanity Fair found that a majority of Americans, and a majority of Democrats, do not believe things would have changed much if Al Gore had been inaugurated president in January 2001.  With a jobless scandal gripping the nation …
Discussion: Don Surber and RedState
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Top Obama donor George Kaiser says he didn't play politics to win government loan  —  A top donor to President Obama did not use political influence or talk to administration officials about a massive government loan to a solar company backed by his investment funds, according to a statement issued by his family foundation.
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Bipartisan Beat Blog:
The Super Committee's Opportunity  —  In April, Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown by agreeing to $122 billion in deficit reduction over the course of ten years.  Less than four months later, they narrowly averted a debt ceiling crisis by passing the Budget Control Act (BCA) and agreeing to another $900 billion.
A.Killough / CNN:
Giffords returns to Tucson  —  (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords flew to Tucson Friday for the holiday weekend, marking her second return since leaving for rehabilitation in January.  —  “The congresswoman misses Tucson very much,” said Pia Carusone, chief of staff for Giffords, in a statement.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Kindle Tablet Is Very Real.  I've Seen It, Played With It.  —  It's called simply the “Amazon Kindle”.  But it's not like any Kindle you've seen before.  It displays content in full color.  It has a 7-inch capacitive touch screen.  And it runs Android.
Discussion: GigaOM and L.A. Times Tech Blog
Guardian:
Assange faces arrest over WikiLeaks cables  —  Government says at least one intelligence official identified after complete cache of cables was published  —  Julian Assange could face prosecution in Australia after publishing sensitive information about government officials amongst the 251,000 unredacted cables released this week.
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Peter Gleick / Forbes.com:
Peter's News Stream  —  Subscribe to Forbes Get a Free Trial Issue … One month ago, a paper by Roy Spencer and William Braswell was published in the journal Remote Sensing arguing that far less future global warming will occur than the scientific community currently anticipates.
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