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8:10 AM ET, September 6, 2011


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RealClearPolitics Video Log:
Hoffa Threatens GOP At Obama Event: “Take These Son Of Bitches Out”  —  Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday.  “We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC:
Teamsters President: ‘No Regrets’ After Fiery Speech Draws Right-Wing Criticism  —  Teamsters union president James Hoffa would say it all again if he could, he told TPM Monday.  —  Hoffa riled up Fox News and the right wing Monday with a Labor Day speech in Detroit in which he called Republican members …
Matt Gertz / Media Matters for America:
Fox Doctors Hoffa Speech To Fabricate Call For Violence  —  Right-wing bloggers misled by dishonest Fox News video editing are attacking Teamsters President James Hoffa, Jr. for supposedly urging violence against Tea Party activists during a Labor Day speech.
Mary Bruce / Politics:
Hoffa On Tea Party: 'Let's Take These Sons Of Bitches Out!'  —  Warming up the crowd before President Obama's speech in Detroit this afternoon, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. had some choice words for the Tea Party.  —  Hoffa warned the largely union crowd that there was a “war on workers” …
Zara Golden / Mediaite:
In Warning To Tea Party, James Hoffa Says: 'Let's Take These Sons Of Bitches Out'
Discussion: Big Journalism
Zara Golden / Mediaite:
President Obama's Labor Day Remarks Challenge GOP To Put Country Before Party
Charles Johnson / Little Green Footballs:
Fox News Deceptively Edits Video to Smear Teamsters Pres. Hoffa
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Rollins to step back from Bachmann role  —  Ed Rollins is going to be stepping back from day-to-day management of the Michele Bachmann campaign, and moving into a senior advisory role, he said in an interview.  —  Rollins said the reason for the change is personal — his health and the rigors of a campaign.
Robert Costa / National Review:
For Bachmann, Rollins ‘Kind of a Yoda’
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Bachmann turnover drives questions
Discussion: GOP 12, and New York Magazine
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Ed Rollins Steps Down as Bachmann Campaign Chief
Discussion: Washington Post and The Caucus
Rasmussen Reports:
Iowa Caucus: Iowa GOP: Perry 29%, Bachmann 18%, Romney 17%, Paul 14%  —  Confirming a surge seen in polling across the nation, Texas Governor Rick Perry has moved into first place among Republican voters in Iowa, host state to the first-in-the-nation caucus early next year.
Dan Hirschhorn / The Politico:
Ron Paul to attack Rick Perry in new ad  —  Ron Paul is taking on Rick Perry in a new television ad blasting the Texas governor for for supporting Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign, POLITICO has learned.  —  The 60-second spot, backed by a six-figure ad buy — the first negative ad attacking Perry …
Discussion: GOP 12
A.Killough / CNN:
Romney: Health care will be one of my ‘best assets’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Danny Yadron / Washington Wire:
Palin's Attack on ‘Corporate Crony Capitalism’ Spotlights Gap in GOP Field
Peter Hamby / CNN:
5 GOP candidates compete at South Carolina forum  —  Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) — Five of the Republican Party's leading presidential contenders traveled to South Carolina on Labor Day to kiss the ring of tea party kingmaker Jim DeMint at a first-of-its-kind forum devoted to the Constitution and the role of government.
Jonathan Karl / Politics:
DeMint Says He'll Likely Skip Obama's Econ Speech
Discussion: TPMDC
A.Killough / CNN:
Bachmann: Why is there a Department of Education?
Discussion: Hot Air and National Review
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Leak Offers Look at Efforts by U.S. to Spy on Israel  —  WASHINGTON — When Shamai K. Leibowitz, an F.B.I. translator, was sentenced to 20 months in prison last year for leaking classified information to a blogger, prosecutors revealed little about the case.  They identified the blogger in court papers only as “Recipient A.”
John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
Obama's “Country Before Party” Nonsense  —  News reports suggest that on Thursday night, the president will tell Republicans in the House and Senate that they should put “country before party” and endorse his proposals for job creation.  The “country before party” line has become Obama's …
The Hill:
GOP House freshmen join list of wealthiest members of Congress  —  One-fifth of the 50 richest members of Congress are freshman House Republicans sent to Washington last year with strong Tea Party support, according to The Hill's 50 Wealthiest for 2011.  —  Ohio's Rep. Jim Renacci …
Fars News Agency:
Senior Diplomat Asks for Identification of Main Culprits behind 9/11 Attacks  —  TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official and a career diplomat, Mohsen Pakaein, blames the American Neoconservatives for the September 11 attacks on the US, saying that Neocons have victimized thousands …
A. G. Sulzberger / New York Times:
Courts Put the Brakes on Agenda of G.O.P.  —  KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Ever since the elections last fall, the few surviving Democrats in Kansas hardly qualify as speed bumps for conservative legislation.  The new governor, Sam Brownback, is a Republican and, even if he were not …
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Fiery Biden riles up union members
Discussion: The Caucus
Austin American-Statesman:
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Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Jon Cohen / Washington Post:
Obama ratings sink to new lows as hope fades
Paul Bentley / Daily Mail:
Fury as elementary school lowers American flag... and replaces it with Saudi Arabian one
Yoav Zitun / Ynetnews:
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The White House:
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Discussion: American Power
Yves Smith / naked capitalism:
The Decline of Manufacturing in America: A Case Study
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Lymari Morales / Gallup:
More U.S. Workers Unhappy With Health Benefits, Promotions
NY Daily News:
Bloody weekend: 24 shot in 24 hours prompting Mayor Bloomberg to call for tougher gun laws
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Pakistani forces capture senior al Qaeda leader Younis al Mauritania in Quetta