Today’s Most Popular Stories 8.24.11

Every afternoon we surf your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for August 24, 2011:

Washington Post: Hurricane Irene, major category 3 storm, closing in on East Coast

Washington Times: PICKET: UPDATE – D.C. Park Police: Washington Monument not tilting

Washington Examiner: What if Obama isn’t so smart?

USA Today: Bill Clinton declares vegan victory

NPR: The Muppets: Still Pulling Strings In The Music World

The Hill: The Hill Hexagon: Obama bus tour ridiculed on Twitter

Politico: Norman Rockwell painting sends rare White House message on race

Roll Call: McCaul Leaps to Top of 50 Richest Members of Congress

National Journal: The Great Divide

The New Republic: Let’s Be Honest: We’re in a Depression, Not a Recession, And There’s No End In Sight

The Daily Caller: Arizona Democrats ‘furious’ at special-ed teacher considering a run against Giffords