I Love You, Ralph (Nader), But ...

James Fallows asks Ralph Nader not to primary President Obama at The Atlantic.

Team Obama: Winning the Suskind Spin
The Obama administration is winning the public relations battle over Ron Suskin's book "Confidence Men" because people are focused on the accusations of sexism, David Weigel writes at Slate.

Perry tacks far right on Israel-Palestine
Texaas Gov. Rick Perry told Jewish leaders he supports Israeli construction in the West Bank, from Justin Elliott at War Room.

Deval Patrick, caught in car during "Car-Free Week."
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was caught riding in an SUV during a week urging people to walk or bike instead of drive, at Instapundit.


Alexander to leave GOP leadership post

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday announced he's stepping down from his leadership position in the Senate, Daniel Strauss reports for The Hill.

Reid warns shutdown is possible
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday there is a chance that the government could shutdown at the end of September, Bob Cusack reports for The Hill.