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1:15 AM ET, July 4, 2011


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John M. Broder / New York Times:
2 Republicans Open Door to Increases in Revenue  —  WASHINGTON — Two senior Republicans said Sunday that they might be open to raising new government revenue as part of a deal to resolve the dispute over the federal debt ceiling, but they warned that there was little time to enact a comprehensive deal.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and FrumForum
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Bill Clinton calls for corporate tax cut  —  ASPEN, Colo. — President Bill Clinton says the nation's corporate tax rate is “uncompetitive,” and called for a lower rate as part of a “mega-deal” to raise the debt ceiling.  —  “When I was president, we raised the corporate income-tax rates …
Discussion: Guardian and The Raw Story
Ronald Brownstein / The Atlantic Online:
Clinton Calls on Obama Not to ‘Blink’ on Debt-Ceiling Deal
New York Post:
Maid ‘laid’ low as DA paid for digs  —  She was turning tricks on the taxpayers' dime!  —  The Sofitel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of a sex attack in his suite wasn't just a hotel hooker — she continued to work as a prostitute in a Brooklyn hotel where she was stashed by prosecutors, The Post has learned.
Discussion: Gawker and New York Times
New York Post:
Dominique Strauss-Kahn ‘refused to pay’ hooker maid for sex  —  She had dollar signs in her eyes.  —  Before she ever walked into Dominique Strauss-Kahn's dazzling suite at the Sofitel, his accuser was well aware of his VIP status — and planning to get her hands in his deep pockets, sources told The Post.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
When a Predator Collides With a Fabricator  —  SO what's the moral of this Manhattan immorality tale?  —  That the French are always right, even when their hauteur is irritating?  —  They were right about Iraq and America's rush to war.  And they may be right about Dominique Strauss-Kahn and America's rush to judgment.
Discussion: Gothamist
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
‘I want to punch him in his head’  —  The Newark Star-Ledger has some explosive quotes from one of the two Democratic legislative leaders who recently reached a compromise on a pension reform bill with Gov. Chris Christie regarding the overall state budget: … A Christie spokesman didn't immediately respond to an email.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Rich Schapiro / NY Daily News:
Chaos on Christopher: Iconic Village stretch overrun by drug dealers, prostitutes, violent youths  —  Just past midnight in the heart of the West Village, a burly man in a black T-shirt approached a guy with his hands in his pockets.  —  “I got you.  What do you need?” the beefy man asked …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Gothamist
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
A Tale of Two Shutdowns  —  Minnesota's government shutdown has made national news, in part because it foreshadows, in some respects, the battle that will play out in Washington over the next month on the debt ceiling.  What has happened in Minnesota is clearcut: our Republican legislature passed …
The Politico:
Herman Cain hits some speed bumps  —  Herman Cain's presidential campaign should be flying high.  —  Last week, the highly anticipated first poll from the Des Moines Register put him in third place, with 10 percent support, ahead of more well-known presidential hopefuls.
Discussion: The Other McCain and Iowa Caucuses
Jeffrey H. Anderson / Weekly Standard:
Obama's Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job  —  The stimulus is now causing the economy to shed jobs.  —  When the Obama administration releases a report on the Friday before a long weekend, it's clearly not trying to draw attention to the report's contents.
Erik Kirschbaum / Reuters:
Greek sovereignty to be massively limited: Juncker  —  (Reuters) - Greece faces severe restrictions on its sovereignty and must privatize state assets on a scale similar to the sell off of East German firms in the 1990s after communism fell, Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker said.
Andrew Beatty / Agence France Presse:
Libya rebels ready to push towards Tripoli  —  Buoyed by French arms drops and intensified NATO air strikes on the regime's frontline armour, Libya's rebel army said it is poised for an offensive that could put it within striking distance of Tripoli.  —  The rebels' announcement late …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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Andrew Martin / New York Times:
Budget Needs Let Fireworks Fly Lawfully
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and Gothamist
Roger Cohen / New York Times:
New York and the Planes  —  HERE are a few lines written …
James Hamilton / Econbrowser:
The effectiveness of quantitative easing
Discussion: Free exchange
Associated Press:
GOP maligns teachers, Biden says
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Christina D. Romer / New York Times:
The Rock and the Hard Place on the Deficit
Discussion: Economist's View
Kim Severson / New York Times:
South Carolina's Young Governor Has a High Profile and Higher Hopes
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
How Tim Pawlenty Is Like RC Cola
 Earlier Items: 
The Atlantic Wire:
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My Take: Church is world's most powerful weapon against AIDS
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Bachmann: I'll help Obama find a job after I win
Discussion: The Raw Story and Don Surber
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Big Banks Easing Terms on Loans Deemed as Risks