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Morning Headlines: Tuesday, August 23rd

08/23/11 05:47AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Gadhafi's 'captured' son resurfacesAfter uprising, rebels face struggle for unityRebel advance traps journalists inside Tripoli hotel Gallup poll: GOP contenders neck-and-neck with ObamaHead Of S&P To Step DownHurricane Irene marks first big US threat in years Crude up; Time needed to bring Libyan oil onlineMartin Luther King Jr. read more

Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. speaks during a campaign stop at the Barley House restaurant, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 in Concord, N.H.

Top Talker: Huntsman says the GOP field has "zero substance"

08/22/11 10:20AM

 Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman came out swinging against the Republican presidential field yesterday, saying his opponents have "zero substance." Huntsman's first Sunday show interview as a candidate comes after the former ambassador to China took to Twitter last week, declaring his belief in evolution and global warming. Many analysts interpreting the tweet as a jab at Texas Governor Rick Perry's controversial remarks. In an interview with ABC News, Huntsman addressed Perry's comments.  He said, "I think there's a serious problem. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 22, 2011

08/22/11 08:25AM

LIBYA: A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH  EDITORIALTHE GUARDIANnlike many of his fellow Republican governors, from Mitch Daniels to Chris Christie to Scott Walker — or a Democratic governor like Andrew Cuomo, for that matter — Perry can’t claim to have battled entrenched interest groups, or stemmed a flood tide of red ink. But of course none of those reforming governors are currently in the race against him. Instead Perry faces an unloved Republican front-runner, with a weakened incumbent president waiting in the wings. Which bring us back to that 10-election winning streak. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, August 22nd

08/22/11 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Libyan government forces launch fightback in TripoliCelebrations begin as fighting continues in TripoliSocial Security disability on verge of insolvencyObama sees 'tipping point' in LibyaAP source: NY DA likely to drop Strauss-Kahn caseU.N. council to hold special meeting on SyriaIrene becomes first hurricane of 2011Jon comes out swinging read more