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What Texas miracle? Gov. Rick Perry’s been quick to showcase the bright side of the Texas economy, but tonight, we’re taking a look at all sides of the story: An 8.5 percent unemployment rate, and jobs lost last month. msnbc’s David Corn and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank will fill us in tonight.

 

Next up: Is the GOP narrowing the path to the voting booth for Dems in general and minorities in particular? We’ve been tracking the assault on voting rights here on Hardball, and tonight, we’re bringing you an update with syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker and Co-Director of The Advancement Project Judith Browne-Dianis.

 

Trouble on Wall Street. Why do business leaders dislike President Obama? We’re asking CNBC’s Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” what he’s been hearing.

 

The Rogue! Joe McGinniss’s new book is making waves ahead of its Sept. 20 release date…and on that day, he’s live on Hardball! But tonight, we’re asking two authors of Palin books, Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s Shushannah Walshe and fmr. Palin aide Frank Bailey, if the less-than-flattering McGinniss book will  hurt Palin’s chances if she gets in the 2012 race. Tune in tonight! 

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