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11:00 PM ET, September 4, 2011

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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
One and Done?  —  ONE day during the 2008 campaign, as Barack Obama read the foreboding news of the mounting economic and military catastrophes that W. was bequeathing his successor, he dryly remarked to aides: “Maybe I should throw the game.”  —  On the razor's edge of another recession …
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Vicki Needham / The Hill:
Sen. DeMint: Obama speech to Congress ‘going to be hard for me to watch’  —  Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) expressed doubt on Sunday that President Obam can provide any viable economic policies to create jobs and gain bipartisan support.  —  “Frankly I am so tired of his speeches …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Academics dub tea partyers devout, racist  —  Two years after it burst onto the political scene, the tea party is getting a critical eye from political science academics who say the movement generally is populated by knowledgeable and religiously devout voters, but they are hypocritical …
The Caucus:
Romney Speaks at Tea Party Event, Drawing Sparse Protest  —  Mitt Romney's keynote speech Sunday night at a Tea Party Express rally in Concord, N.H., was perhaps more notable for what did not happen — there were no fiery clashes with Tea Party protesters, or angry hecklers — than for what did …
blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
American Way: Barack Obama, 2008 man of hope and change, becomes 2012 candidate of fear and status quo
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
Above is a picture of Governor Sarah Palin this morning....in Iowa with a crowd.  —  She is running and the pic was taken in Storm Lake, Iowa in a 1/2 marathon.  —  By the way, I understand she had a very good running time...I am trying to get that for you.
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Josh Hafner / Iowa Caucuses:
Sarah Palin runs unannounced in Iowa half-marathon  —  Sarah Palin's short-lived and unannounced run began and ended today in Storm Lake, Iowa.  —  The morning after Palin's speech at a tea party rally in Indianola, Greta Van Susteren of Fox News posted a photo she said was snapped of Palin during the …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Sarah Palin, in Iowa, attacks Obama and ‘crony capitalism’
Discussion: Crooks and Liars, CNN and Gretawire
Matt Stoller / Salon:
What Democrats can do about Obama  —  From the debt ceiling fiasco to the recent rescheduling of a jobs speech at the behest of Speaker Boehner, it has not been a good summer for President Obama.  Like Chinese water torture, Gallup's daily tracking poll has shown a steady and unrelenting drip of bad news.
CNN:
STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY  —  Interview With Jim DeMint; Interview With Jim Hoffa; Interview With Sen. Lieberman, Rep. Rogers  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  CANDY CROWLEY, HOST: A jobless Labor …
Mike Lofgren / truth-out.org:
Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult  —  Barbara Stanwyck: “We're both rotten!”  —  Fred MacMurray: “Yeah - only you're a little more rotten.”  -"Double Indemnity" (1944)  —  Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the state of the two political parties in contemporary America.
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Postal Service Struggles to Stay Solvent, and Relevant  —  The United States Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: the agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month …
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Wrong, Jonathan Chait: Not “Everybody” Thought the Stimulus Was “Mind-Bogglingly Large”  —  Pictured: a nobody, according to Jon Chait.  (photo: Taekwonweirdo)  —  I naively thought Obama's offering to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid would put an end to the “liberals are being unfair to Obama” …
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Steve Peoples / Associated Press:
Perry tells NH ‘no’ to border fence
Discussion: The Other McCain, 24Ahead and The Hill
Robert B. Reich / New York Times:
The Limping Middle Class  —  Robert B. Reich is the former secretary of labor, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future.”  —  THE 5 percent of Americans with the highest incomes now account for 37 percent …
Washington Post:
We read so you don't have to: Michael Moore's ‘Here Comes Trouble’  —  Reliable liberal gadfly Michael Moore has denounced the Iraq war in an Oscar speech, campaigned for Ralph Nader, and ambushed General Motors chief executive Roger Smith and President George W. Bushon camera.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Weasel Zippers
 
 
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