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The Day Ahead: Monday, August 15

By on 8.15.11 | 9:00AM

President Obama kicks off a three-day Midwest bus tour intended to reassure voters on the economy in Minnesota (Politico)

The New York Times publishes a major attack on House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa for alleged conflicts of interest.

President Obama's approval is at a new low in Gallup tracking poll (The Hill)

Indiana governor Mitch Daniels to help host a memorial service for those killed by stage collapse at Indiana State Fair (Chicago Tribune)

Iraqi insurgents launch deadliest attack in months, killing at least 57 (New York Times)

Rick Perry announces his candidacy:

He Called Me Friend by Michael Novak: John Paul II was a Pope both blessed and great. A special memoir.

President Perry? by William Murchison: America is more than ready for this Texas governor.

Pawlenty, Paul, and the Press, by W. James Antle, III: The media and a paper candidacy.

Flying Debt Ceiling SGO, by Jed Babbin: Catching up with the global reality show.

Obamacare Loses Another One, by David Catron: But the long twilight struggle with the forces of "reform" goes on.

The Hard Truth About Pawlenty, by Nicole Russell: He simply wasn't what the Republican nominating electorate was looking for.

Grading the Teacher's Pet, by Green Lantern: A campaign primer for a winning party.

The New Yorker and Evangelicalism, by Barry Hankins: Is the liberal elite out of touch with evangelical America, or willfully ignorant?

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