Pakistan lets China sample a US helicopter used in the raid on bin Laden; the Indiana Fair will reopen with a memorial service for those who died in the stage collapse; veteran ID holders cannot use their military IDs at Texas polls; Obama begins his Midwest bus tour despite missing his chance for fried butter; Pawlenty has dropped out of the GOP presidential race; Bachmann wins the Iowa Straw Poll yet still avoids presidential hopeful Rick Perry; and Warren Buffet tells Washington to “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich.” In the plethora of entertainment news from the weekend – Jessica Alba and Tiny Fey have given birth to baby girls; David Copperfield and his girlfriend also have a girl; where did my childhood go? Hilary Duff is pregnant; Tara Reid gets engaged and married in the same day; there will be guaranteed wedding talk on The View today – Sherri Shepherd and Joy Behar both married this weekend; The Game could face charges from Twitter pranking a sheriff’s office; and a very shagadelic ‘Austin Powers 4′ may be in the works.
Pakistan Lets China See US Helicopter, http://on.ft.com/njVKS7
Pakistan has let China inspect the tail of a helicopter used in the US raid on Osama bin Laden. US Navy SEALs had destroyed the rest of the helicopter; however, the tail remains in tact and in Pakistan.
Indiana Fair Reopens with Service for 5 Killed in Stage Collapse, http://bit.ly/pUh01V
The Indiana State Fair will re-open after a stage collapsed on Saturday, killing 5 and injuring 40. The band Sugarland was set to appear when a 60 to 70 mile gust of wind caused the stage’s scaffolding to fly into the crowd. A memorial service will be held today for those killed.
Vet ID Holders Cannot Vote?, http://bit.ly/pp6p3m
Texas Democrats are outraged that the state’s voter ID bill does not allow military photo ID to be used at the polls. Many believe that it is disrespectful to the young and already traumatized veterans. Charlie Jones, head of Texas Democratic Veterans notes, “We have a lot of young vets….We have a lot of vets who are homeless. The only way they interchange with the community is through the (Veteran’s Administration)….They already don’t trust the system. And now they’re being told they can’t vote.”
Awkward in Iowa: Perry, Bachmann Avoid Each Other at Same Event, http://abcn.ws/q07oi2
Despite being at the same Iowa fundraiser and sitting a table’s length apart, GOP presidential frontrunners Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry did not speak to each other. Bachmann, the Iowa Straw Poll winner, made a speech where she mentioned her Iowan roots. Perry listened to her speech, for which she asked staff to dim the lights. Perry, a favorite to go up against Obama in 2012, made a speech that Bachmann did not sit through.
Obama Begins Midwest Bus Tour, http://nyti.ms/pFsp0j
After a bleak summer in Washington, Obama is hitting the road in the Midwest to speak to small heartland towns. He will do a three-day bus tour that will pass through Alpha, IL, Atkinson, IL, Cannon Falls, MN, Decorah, IA, and Peosta, IA.
60 Killed as Wave of Violence Rolls Across Iraq, http://apne.ws/9eVe8j
At least 60 people have been killed in Iraq, as bombs have exploded in more than a dozen cities across the country. In Kut, two bombs killed 34 people; in Baghdad, a car bomb killed 8; and in the Diyala province, seven bombs exploded.
Warren Buffet says, “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich,” http://nyti.ms/ozF6K8
(via POLITICO Playbook) –WP A1, below fold “Disconnect proves fatal for Pawlenty,” by Amy Gardner: “‘We were a tortoise – not a camel,’ said Nick Ayers, Pawlenty’s campaign manager. ‘Campaign camels can go a long time without water. Tortoises can’t.’ And Pawlenty didn’t want to go into debt. On Saturday, after the straw poll was done, he told Ayers, ‘I’m not personally wealthy. . . . I don’t want to drag this out for two or four weeks and risk not being able to pay my staff on time.’ With the Ames defeat, in other words, Pawlenty realized what the Republicans were looking for and realized that he wasn’t it. He then asked Ayers if he could borrow his car, and after waking up the next morning and announcing to the world that his campaign was over, he drove his wife, Mary, and two daughters home to Minnesota.” http://wapo.st/nV1Elw
Breaking Bad Will Call It Quits After 16 More Episodes, http://bit.ly/pr1riV
Jessica Alba Welcomes Baby Haven Garner, http://bit.ly/pzTvuW
Kate Hudson Shows Off Adorable Baby Bingham for First Time, http://eonli.ne/mUu5zP
Hilary Duff ‘Overwhelmed’ by Well Wishes for Her Pregnancy, http://bit.ly/oLwBCO
Tara Reid Gets Married in Greece, http://bit.ly/n6378R
Real Housewives Announce Big Tour – But for What, Exactly?, http://eonli.ne/q31oVH
‘Austin Powers 4′ Could Be in the Works, http://bit.ly/pDgy4G
Joy Behar, Brooke Burke, and Sherri Shepherd All Married, http://wapo.st/pwVxUk
The Game’s Twitter Prank Overwhelms Sheriff’s Office, http://bit.ly/r0qIS6
Tina Fey Welcomes Baby Girl Penelope, http://bit.ly/reojTr
Disney Shuts Down Production of Lone Ranger, http://lat.ms/nBbJ0W
David Copperfield and Girlfriend Have Baby Girl, http://bit.ly/o7gTFb