The CNN Political Ticker: Monday, August 15, 2011

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The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the
top stories making news from around the country and the
world.
Compiled by Simon Hernandez-Arthur
WASHINGTON/POLITICAL
For the
latest political news: http://www.CNNPolitics.com
CNN: The post-Ames, post-Pawlenty GOP
field
Republican contenders faced an altered
political landscape Sunday in the race for the presidential
nomination as Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann surfed a wave of
attention coming off the Ames Straw Poll and former Minnesota
Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/08/14/gop.presidential.race/index.html
CNN: Perry and
Bachmann duel for spotlight in Iowa
All eyes at
the dinner, held at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo,
were fiercely trained on the two candidates who plan to lay
claim to Iowa in the coming months: Texas Gov. Rick Perry and
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Perry was making his Hawkeye
State debut one day after formally entering the race and aiming
to live up to the hype surrounding his newfound candidacy.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/14/perry-and-bachmann-duel-for-spotlight-in-iowa/
Washington Post: Geithner, Bernanke have little in
arsenal to fight new crisis
The men,
battle-hardened and more experienced, now have little more than
the power of persuasion. No longer can they muster the same
range of policy tools and supporters they had in 2008 should
the European crisis become an even greater menace to the U.S.
economy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/geithner-bernanke-have-little-in-arsenal-to-fight-new-crisis/2011/08/12/gIQAFuFvFJ_story.html
National
Journal: Ready to Roll
President Obama needs to
get out of town. He’s got to get far from the maddening
Congress, the Joint Special Committee, and the whole fiscal and
temperamental monsoon that has consumed Washington. The
president, like countless city denizens fed up with the daily
grind before him, needs to get out to the country. The
solution: road trip.
http://nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/ready-to-roll-20110812
CNN/ORC Poll: Dem support for
Obama's re-election fades
Barack Obama's base is
behind another term for the president, according to a new
CNN/ORC International poll. Seven in 10 Democrats say they'd
like to see Obama as their party's presidential nominee next
year. That figure may seem promising, but support for Obama's
re-nomination has fallen 11 percentage points since June.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/14/cnnorc-poll-more-dems-support-obamas-re-election/
NATIONAL
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news: http://www.CNN.com
CNN:
Crews sifting through debris, search for answers to stage
collapse
Crews on Sunday sifted through debris of
a concert stage that collapsed at the Indiana State Fair,
trying to determine what caused the accident that killed five
people and injured 40, authorities said.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/14/indiana.stage.collapse/index.html
CNN: Hackers target San
Francisco's rapid transit system
Members of a
well-known hacking group -- according to a statement and
Twitter messages -- took credit Sunday for an online attack
targeting San Francisco's embattled transit system. …This is
in response to the system's decision to cut off cellphone
signals at "select" subway stations in response to a planned
protest last week.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/14/california.transit.hack/index.html
CNN: Fewer teens detained
on night two of Philadelphia's earlier curfew
Despite a stabbing incident involving two teenagers
Saturday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter gave an overall
positive review Sunday to the city's early juvenile curfew,
which went into effect this weekend.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/08/14/pennsylvania.curfew/index.html
New York Times: State
Challenges Seen as Whittling Away Federal Education
Law
With several other Western states also
rebelling against the requirement that 100 percent of American
students be proficient in English and math by 2014, some
education officials and experts see signs that years of federal
dominance of public school accountability may be drawing to a
close.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/education/15educ.html
CNN: More evidence shows autism
raises risk for later siblings
It's already known
that children with older siblings who have autism spectrum
disorder or ASD, have a higher risk of developing the condition
themselves, and a new study in Pediatrics finds that risk is
even higher than previously expected.
http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/15/more-evidence-shows-autism-raises-risk-for-later-siblings
INTERNATIONAL
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international news:http://edition.cnn.com
CNN: Gadhafi gives audio address amid claims of
rebel advances
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave
a live audio address early Monday, urging supporters in Tripoli
to "be ready to fight to liberate our pure and good land." The
address, which was also aired on Libyan state television, came
hours after rebels claimed advances in a number of cities in
western Libya, including al-Zawiya, the region's third-largest.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/08/14/libya.war/index.html
CNN: Former Egyptian
President Mubarak due back in court Monday
The
trial of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak, accused of
ordering the killing of anti-government protesters, is set to
resume Monday. Mubarak is charged with using violence to quash
the Egyptian uprising that led to him being forced from power
in February.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/08/15/egypt.mubarak.trial/index.html
CNN: Opposition:
Syrian forces shell port city, kill 25
Syrian
security forces backed by gunships killed at least 25 people in
a crackdown on anti-government protesters in the flashpoint
port city of Latakia that entered its third day, opposition
groups told CNN Monday.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/08/15/syria.unrest/index.html
Financial Times: Pakistan
lets China see US helicopter
Pakistan allowed
Chinese military engineers to photograph and take samples from
the top-secret stealth helicopter that US special forces left
behind when they killed Osama bin Laden, the Financial Times
has learnt.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/09700746-c681-11e0-bb50-00144feabdc0.html
CNN: Militants launch
deadly attack on Afghan governor's compound
At
least six militants -- strapped with explosives-laden vests --
stormed a provincial governor's compound in central eastern
Afghanistan Sunday, killing at least 19 other people, officials
said. The six militants also died, bringing the death toll to
25.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/08/14/afghanistan.attack/index.html
BUSINESS
For the latest business news:
http://www.CNNMoney.com
CNNMoney:
Stocks: Volatility will continue this week
Brace
for more turbulence. This week could be just as bumpy as last
week's wild ride, as Wall Street continues to deal with the
fallout of S&P's downgrade, the problems in Europe and the fate
of the U.S. economy.
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/14/markets/stocks_lookahead/index.htm
Bloomberg: SEC Said to
Scrutinize S&P Methodology, Possible Leaks of U.S.
Rating
The Securities and Exchange Commission is
scrutinizing the method Standard & Poor’s used to cut the
U.S.’s credit rating and whether the firm properly protected
the confidential decision, according to a person with direct
knowledge of the matter.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-13/sec-reviews-s-p-math-possible-leak-of-rating.html
CNN: World Bank chief: Global economy in 'new
danger zone'
The head of the World Bank warned
Sunday that many key market players have lost confidence in
recent weeks, pushing the fragile global economy into a "new
danger zone." Speaking to members of the Asian Society in
Sydney, Australia, Robert Zoellick said events the past few
weeks in Europe and the United States already have had an
adverse impact, and could signal even bigger problems ahead.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/BUSINESS/08/14/world.bank.danger/index.html
In Case You Missed
It…
The Norway shooting suspect, cooperating
with police, returns to the scene of the crime. CNN's Ralitsa
Vassileva reports
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/08/14/vassileva.norway.reenactment.cnn




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