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7:45 AM ET, July 6, 2011

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Twitter Blog:
Twitter Town Hall  —  Tomorrow at 2pm Eastern Time, the White House will hold its first Twitter Town Hall, and United States President Barack Obama will answer Twitter users' questions about the American economy — live at askobama.twitter.com.  —  On Twitter you can find real-time conversations …
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Katrina vanden Heuvel / Washington Post:
Invoke the 14th — and end the debt standoff  —  On its current course, the United States is four weeks away from defaulting on its debt for the first time in its history.  If that happens, businesses will fail.  Financial institutions will fail.  Home values will decline.  Mortgage rates will skyrocket.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
New York Times:
Obama Summons G.O.P. and Democratic Leaders for Deficit Reduction Talks
Discussion: The Politico
Sara Just / ABCNEWS:
No Deal Yet: President Rejects Short-Term Debt Fix
Discussion: Hit & Run, The Politico, The Note and CNN
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Obama calls lawmakers to White House in effort to break debt stalemate
Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Harry Reid yanks Libya resolution
Discussion: The Hill and The Note
WMUR:
Romney Holds Sizable Lead In Poll; Bachmann Jumps To 2nd  —  Romney Still Leads In Hypothetical Race With Obama  —  DURHAM, N.H. — Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney continues to lead a field of Republican presidential candidates, according to the latest WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
WMUR poll shows no bump for Jon Huntsman
Discussion: FrumForum
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:   Romney leads in NH poll; Bachmann creeping up
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Chaffetz backs Romney over ex-boss Huntsman
Discussion: CNN and FrumForum
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz endorses Mitt Romney over former boss Jon Huntsman in 2012 race
Discussion: TPMDC and The Daily Caller
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
GRAPH: Contrary To GOP Claims, U.S. Has Second Lowest Corporate Taxes In The Developed World  —  During negotiations regarding raising the nation's debt limit, congressional Republicans have defended tax loopholes for corporations, claiming that America has a high corporate tax rate that is stifling economic growth and job creation.
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Alex Seitz-Wald / ThinkProgress:
Paul Ryan Responds To David Brooks: We Won't Cut Tax Loopholes To Reduce Deficit, Only To Finance More Tax Cuts
Power Line:
WHY CLIMATE CHANGE HAS BECOME THE “DEAD PARROT SKETCH” OF AMERICAN POLITICS  —  For years now the climate campaign and the politicized science community has been complaining that it has a “communications problem,” which can be solved if only they shout louder, or get the human car alarm former …
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William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Daily Beast Plays The David Duke Card  —  Democrats must be in trouble if The Daily Beast is running a headline White Supremacist Stampede, with this opening line: … Ah yes, the David Duke card gets played.  —  Duke is an anti-Semitic kook who is far more likely in recent years …
Discussion: The Business Insider
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The Daily Beast:
White Supremacist Stampede
Fox News:
Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter  —  BREAKING: A Florida jury has acquitted Casey Anthony of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.  —  Anthony, 25, wept after the clerk read the verdict, which jurors reached after less than 11 hours of deliberation over two days.
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Greg Miller / Washington Post:
U.S. indicts Somali on terrorism charges  —  The U.S. military secretly captured a terrorism suspect in the Gulf of Aden in April and detained him for more than two months aboard a U.S. Navy ship before flying him to New York City on Tuesday and indicting him on federal terrorism charges.
Discussion: The Agonist
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New York Times:
Somali Tied to Militants Held on U.S. Ship for Months
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Newt Gingrich raises $2M, reveals significant debt  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will report raising approximately $2 million in the second fundraising quarter of the year and ending the month of June with $225,000 in the bank, POLITICO has learned.
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Fast pace in House leads to lawmaker mistakes, confusion on votes  —  The rapid-fire succession of floor votes in the House this year has triggered lawmaker confusion and mistakes.  —  With dozens of votes stacked in a lengthy series on recent bills, a number of House lawmakers have cast the wrong votes.
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
For Film Graduates, an Altered Job Picture  —  LOS ANGELES — One after another, touring groups of prospective students and their parents stopped late last month to pose for pictures around a bronze Douglas Fairbanks, who wields his sword in a courtyard fountain here at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.
Discussion: Gawker
Guardian:
Families of 7/7 victims ‘were targets of phone hacking’  —  New revelation deepens crisis at News of the World after it emerges that officers will review child murder cases  —  The phone-hacking crisis enveloping the News of the World intensified on Tuesday night after it emerged …
Susan Donaldson James / ABCNEWS:
Post-Traumatic Stress Cure: Writer Stages Her Own Rape  —  Mac McClelland, a civil rights reporter who has seen the impact of sexual violence around the globe, couldn't shake the image of Sybille, a woman who said she had been raped at gunpoint and mutilated in the aftermath of Haiti's catastrophic 2010 earthquake.
Jeff Dunetz / YID With LID:
Why Gallup's Analysis of Jewish Voters is Dishonest  —  There it was in bold Gallup-type headlines. … The problem with the headline is that it is Dishonest.  —  Assuming the overall Jewish American approval numbers are correct, they gave President Barack Obama a 60% job approval rating in June …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
host.madison.com:
Madison 360: Baldwin likely to forgo safety for her dream of Senate seat  —  She really wants to do it.  —  That's the precise phrase I've heard for weeks from elected officials, political professionals and supporters who know her.  —  While the words are consistent …
Directorblue / Doug Ross:
Advice for a Young Blogger: How to get a million or less hits on your blog over some unspecified period of time, maybe  —  Received: … Oh.  I'm sorry.  Wrong email. … C, here are my top 10 rules on the delicate topic of blogging.  —  10. Always link to stories on blogs around …
Wall Street Journal:
Inside the Disappointing Comeback  —  Two years ago, officials said, the worst recession since the Great Depression ended.  The stumbling recovery has also proven to be the worst since the economic disaster of the 1930s.  —  Across a wide range of measures—employment growth, unemployment levels …
Serena Solomon / DNAinfo.com:
Drunk Puppy Buying Banned by West Village Pet Stores  —  Drunk puppy buying customers are a challenge for Greenwich Village pet stores surrounded by bars and clubs.  —  DNAinfo Reporter/Producer  —  WEST VILLAGE — You've heard of drunk dialing and drunk Facebooking, but drunk puppy buying?
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Paul Ryan is in total denial  —  If Paul Ryan really believes what he said about his Medicare plan in this interview with a local Wisconsin TV station, then he is in total denial about how unpopular his proposal really is — and how much of a jam it created for his fellow Republicans:
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
Treasury announces $10 billion in TARP profit from banks  —  The federal government has reaped a $10 billion profit on bank loans made under the controversial Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).  —  The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that the government had pulled in another $1.7 billion in proceeds stemming from TARP loans.
Discussion: FrumForum
 
 
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Guardian:
Activists' plan to break Gaza blockade with aid flotilla is sunk
Discussion: UNCOVERAGE.net and Israel Matzav
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
'That's racist' as a punch line
Discussion: American Glob
Max Boot / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. foreign policy: In praise of nation-building
Robert K. Lifton / The Huffington Post:
Zionism at Risk  —  I am a Zionist.  Like most Jews living …
Discussion: Elder of Ziyon
Ashby Jones / Wall Street Journal:
Latinos Join the Electoral Land Grab
Fox News:
Obama Campaign Rejects Claim Biden May Be Replaced by Cuomo on 2012 Ticket
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Rep. Paul: Abolish TSA
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Strauss-Kahn Accuser Files Libel Suit Against N.Y. Post
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Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
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Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Tanya Somanader / ThinkProgress:
Ohio GOP Weakens Election Law By Allowing Poll Workers To Refuse To Inform Voters Where They Can Vote
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Cornyn: Short-term debt-limit increase might be needed
Agence France Presse:
Portugal drug law show results ten years on, experts say