For once, it was a nice, quiet, normal-for-August week, right?
Let's see...developments in Libya, Syria, Israel/Gaza/Egypt all would seem to go on the list. More on the Eurozone. Not nearly as much with the US economy, though. The president did a campaign-style trip...that doesn't qualify.
We did have Tim Pawlenty drop out, following his lousy results at Ames (and perceived lousy debate last week). The press correctly interpreted Michele Bachmann's victory at Ames as no big deal, given that it was Ames, and given that Rick Perry and Mitt Romney didn't contest it. I'm inclined to think, however, that the bumps in the Perry rollout go in the "didn't matter" pile. He may or may not win, but I don't think his chances changed much compared to a week ago.
I suspect that there's some policy stuff that I'm not remembering right now (if I'm going to do this, I really should take better notes throughout the week; sorry). But what do you have? What do you think mattered this week?