National Headlines 8-26-13

The 5% recovery: Why most are still in recession (CNBC)

Obama Rodeo Clown Tuffy Gessling speaks out about death threats, says performance had nothing to do with race (Right Scoop)

Russia warns US strike in Syria would ‘sharply aggravate’ crisis (The Hill)

Jindal slams DOJ for court suit against voucher program (The Hill)

Obama bypassing Congress on climate (The Hill)

Black lawmakers lament flaring of racial tensions under Obama (The Hill)

NM county prepares for same-sex marriages hearing (Associated Press)

McDonnell sends Cuccinelli a signal (Washington Post)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 80, says she has no plans to retire (New York Daily News)

Fort Hood shooting victim struggling to cope with injuries (Reuters)

Trump Suggests Obama Is Behind Trump University Lawsuit (Time)

What Should Chicago Do With All Those Empty School Buildings? (Chicago Magazine)