Today’s Most Popular Stories 8.16.11

Every afternoon we surf your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for August 16, 2011:

Washington Post: Michele Bachmann’s too-good-to-be-true stat on federal workers

Washington Times: Inside the Beltway

Washington Examiner: Cops get ready to take on ‘flash mobs’

USA Today: Obama clashes with Tea Party member

NPR: First Listen: ‘Muppets: The Green Album’

The Hill: Obama to automakers: ‘You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks’

Politico: Rick Perry backed an already-climate-crusading Al Gore in ’88

Roll Call: Minnesota Delegation Not Rushing to Back Bachmann

National Journal: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Members of Congress

The New Republic: How to Win When You’re Unpopular: What Obama Can Learn From Truman

The Daily Caller: Conservative women get comfortable for 2012 calendar