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Tarryl Clark on Bachmann’s Social Security plan: ‘Why on earth does she want to take away our money?’

“Yesterday at Netroots Nation, ThinkProgress spoke to Minnesota state Sen. Tarryl Clark (D), who is challenging Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) for Congress, and asked her about the disconnect between what Tea Party profiteers say and what the needs are of people who attend these rallies. Clark pointed to the fact that Bachmann has said she would like to “wean everybody off” of Social Security — even though that would be taking away money Americans have been paying for years:”

California’s global warming law is creating state jobs

“California’s landmark global warming law has yet to create the promised bonanza of green jobs, but it has boosted payrolls in another sector of the economy: state government.”

Texas GOP wants more National Guard troops on border

“President Barack Obama’s deployment of 250 National Guard troops to the 1,254-mile Texas-Mexico border has intensified a politically charged debate over border security just two weeks before Obama visits the state to raise money for Democratic candidates. Republican Gov. Rick Perry, one of Obama’s harshest critics in Texas, has asked to meet with Obama during his Aug. 9 fundraising trip to discuss his concerns about Obama’s “grossly insufficient” allocation of Guard troops.”

U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants to demand deportations end

“Every night before she falls asleep, Marlene de Leon worries whether she’ll be jarred awake the next morning by immigration agents banging on the door to deport her mother who for years has lived in Miami without papers. On Wednesday, a contingent of U.S.-born children will gather in Washington, D.C., with their undocumented parents to march in front of the White House and demand an end to deportations.”

Politicus: An Excess of Ambition for Sarkozy

“The French president’s motivations surely involve much sincerity, love of the big stage, and the reality that he faces difficult re-election in the spring of 2012.”

In Disclosing Secret Documents, WikiLeaks Seeks ‘Transparency’

“An online organization wants to combat “unethical behavior” by governments and corporations, but critics say it endangers the privacy of others for the sake of self-promotion.”


‘Netroots’ disappointed in Obama, but want him to succeed

“”A lot of people woke up every day in 2008 and asked, ‘What can I do to get Obama elected?’ ” said Adam Green. “We want him to succeed, but unfortunately what we’ve seen so far is an unwillingness to truly fight the powerful interests.””

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