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10:40 PM ET, July 14, 2011

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Josiah Ryan / The Hill:
Reid: Cantor acted ‘childish’ and shouldn't be at the negotiation table  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) acted “childish” in the debt talks.  —  He is the the latest Democratic leader to accuse Cantor of impeding progress …
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Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
GOP Senator: Maybe We Shouldn't Have Tied Debt Vote To Deficit Deal (VIDEO) … WASHINGTON — Some Republicans are starting to have buyer's remorse over their party's insistence that a vote to raise the debt limit be tied to a long-term deficit reduction package.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Harry Reid And Mitch McConnell: ‘Hybrid’ Solution To Debt Standoff … Barack Obama , Harry Reid , Mitch McConnell , Cantor Debt Ceiling , Debt Ceiling , Cantor Obama , Debt Ceiling Approach , Debt Ceiling Mcconnell , Debt Ceiling Negotiations , Hybrid Debt Ceiling , Mcconnell Debt Ceiling Plan …
The Politico:
Washington loses its cool  —  Tensions are running so high over debt talks that Capitol Hill leaders turned down a trip to Camp David before the White House even invited them.  —  The mood among debt-limit negotiators appeared as sour Thursday as it was the night before …
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
The White House's case for a big deficit deal  —  (Andrew Harrer - BLOOMBERG) A lot of Democrats took one look at the McConnell plan, which would raise the debt ceiling without substantive fiscal concessions, and saw their way out of this mess.  But not the White House.
Bloomberg:
Obama May Call Lawmakers to Camp David
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and FrumForum
Reuters:
Bernanke: deep spending cuts could derail recovery
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
“Republican Candidate” Extends Lead vs. Obama to 47% to 39%  —  Margin marks first statistically significant lead among registered voters  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Registered voters by a significant margin now say they are more likely to vote for the “Republican Party's candidate for president” …
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Katie Glueck / Washington Wire:
Gallup Poll: ‘Generic Republican’ Leads Obama by 8 Points
Discussion: The Hill and MyFox Twin Cities
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Palin political committee spent tens of thousands on bus trip  —  Sarah Palin's political action committee spent tens of thousands of dollars covering the costs of the former Alaska governor's “One Nation” East Coast bus tour this spring — a trip that Palin (R) has repeatedly characterized as a “family vacation.”
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Palin PAC raises $1.6M in first half of year
The Note:
Sarah Palin Paid Almost $14,000 to Decorate Her Tour Bus and More From SarahPAC's FEC Report
Discussion: TPMDC
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Palin raises over $1.6 million
Bruce Orwall / Wall Street Journal:
In Interview, Murdoch Defends News Corp.  —  In his first significant public comments on the tabloid newspaper scandal that has engulfed his media empire, News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch vigorously defended the company's handling of the crisis but said it would establish …
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Judicial Watch:
Documents Show Obama White House Attacked, Excluded Fox News Channel  —  White House Emails Detail anti Fox Bias inside Obama White House: “I'm putting some dead fish in the fox cubby — just cause” “[FNC Anchor] Bret Baier...is a lunatic”  —  Judicial Watch, the public interest group …
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Which Is Worse?  Default or Voting to Raise the Debt Ceiling Again in 2012?:  Today's Qs for O's WH - 7/14/2011  —  CARNEY: That is a bad scenario.  I'm not sure — I mean —  TAPPER: Is it worse —  CARNEY: You know, there are things you could anticipate.  But I — yes.
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:   Go Ahead, GOP, Make Obama's Day
Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
GOP Demand Obama Protect Seniors From Default, Won't Name What To Cut Instead  —  Republican lawmakers are pushing President Obama to put seniors, troops, and bondholders at the front of the line should Congress fail to raise the debt ceiling.  The rest?  Well, that's up to him.
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
U.S. credit rating not worth saving, Ron Paul says
Bettina Wassener / New York Times:
China Urges U.S. to Protect Creditors by Raising Debt
MyFox Twin Cities:
End to Minnesota Shutdown in GOP Hands  —  Special session could be called within three days  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, saying he “reluctantly” agrees to accept …
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Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Bin Laden Plotted to Attack U.S. on 9/11 Anniversary  —  Osama bin Laden was working to assemble a team of militants to attack the U.S. on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 hijackings, according to communications that Navy SEALs seized from his Pakistani hideout when they killed the al Qaeda leader this spring.
Robert Costa / National Review:
McCain on the Debt Limit  —  As rain splatters the windows of Sen. John McCain's second-floor office on Capitol Hill, the 74-year-old Arizona Republican leans back, clasps his hands, and recalls the Nineties.  Brinksmanship, he says, cost the party then, and it could cripple Republicans this summer …
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Jonathan Dienst / NBC New York:
The Accused Killer in His Own Words  —  Read a partial transcript of the confession that police say Levi Aron gave during questioning … My name is Levi Aron... On Monday evening around 5:30 I went to my dentist, Dr. Sorcher, to make a payment for visit for exam routine.
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Debt Ceiling: What's the End Game For Republicans?  —  Jonathan Podhoretz reads a Quinnipiac poll showing that by a margin of 48-34, the public is going to blame Republicans and not Obama if we don't raise the debt ceiling, and joins the ranks of the Washington sellouts:
A.Killough / CNN:
Elizabeth Warren vs. House GOP, round 3  —  WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) — Elizabeth Warren is expected to face another round of tough questioning about the consumer financial protection bureau at a House hearing on Thursday, her third trip to Capitol Hill this year.
Discussion: The Note and The Politico
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Elizabeth Warren / oversight.house.gov:
Hearing Documents  —  Hearing Video  —  Chairman Darrell Issa Hearing Preview Statement
Bloomberg:
Reinhart and Rogoff: The Economy Can't Grow  —  As public debt in advanced countries reaches levels not seen since the end of World War II, there is considerable debate about the urgency of taming deficits with the aim of stabilizing and ultimately reducing debt as a percentage of gross domestic product.
The Note:
Mitt Romney Breaks Silence on Debt Ceiling  —  ABC News' Emily Friedman(@EmilyABC) reports:  —  It didn't take long for Mitt Romney to field a question on the debt ceiling negotiations today during an event at the Portsmouth Rotary Club in New Hampshire.  —  After Romney's opening remarks …
 
 
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