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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) walk on the South Lawn after arriving with the first family at the White House on August 18...
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) walk on the South Lawn after arriving with the first family at the White House on August 18...
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An almost daily roundup of stories that did not make it on to the show, for one reason or another.

Just a quickie today.

Your weekly Texas facepalm.

Brian Beutler on what he learned from getting shot: “Everyone who’s ever shot me was black and wearing a hoodie. There just aren’t any reasonable inferences to draw from that fact.”

Chait on the GOP’s voter suppression, but the Dems are pushing back.

The great GOP rebranding of 2013 continues unabated. Watch this crowd cheer as an 11 year old is told her father should be deported.

Buzzfeed breaks down the religious composition of Congress with this colorful map. Can you spot the Buddhist?

Can you recognize this man?

Via Wonkblog, the most stressful game of Tetris ever.

 

Don’t miss tomorrow’s show! Joining Alex:

Matthew Yglesias, Business and Economics Correspondent, Slate (@mattyglesias)

Josh Barro, Politics Editor at Business Insider (@jbarro)

Joy Reid, Managing Editor, theGrio.com/msnbc Contributor (@thereidreport)

Brian Beutler, Senior Staff Writer, Salon (@brianbeutler) [DC Bureau]

David Sirota, Salon.com Contributor /Syndicated Newspaper Columnist (@davidsirota)

It all happens at 12pm EDT.

NOW and later: 8/19/13

Updated