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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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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 …
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
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.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Dems' new strategy: Isolate Eric Cantor as face of GOP intransigence
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Democrats bash Cantor over debt talks
Discussion: Hot Air
Bloomberg:
Obama May Call Lawmakers to Camp David
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and FrumForum
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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Paul Krugman:
Obama, Moderate Republican  —  OK, not exactly.  But Nate Silver's analysis of the budget proposals is a must-read.  Nate looks at polling, and extracts the following implied preferences for the mix between tax increases and spending cuts in a debt deal:  —  What Obama has offered …
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 …
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:
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
U.S. credit rating not worth saving, Ron Paul says
New York Post:
The comedian-in-chief  —  Here's a joke for you: President …
Discussion: National Review and Maggie's Farm
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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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Palin raises over $1.6 million  —  (CNN) - Sarah Palin's political action committee raised over $1.6 million in the first half of 2011, according to a report set to be released Thursday.  —  She now has approximately $1.4 million cash on hand despite having spent almost $1.6 million over the same period, according to Sarah PAC.
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The Note:
Sarah Palin Paid Almost $14,000 to Decorate Her Tour Bus and More From SarahPAC's FEC Report
Discussion: TPMDC
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Palin PAC raises $1.6M in first half of year
Discussion: Washington Post and American Power
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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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
The Bain of Mitt Romney's campaign
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.
Time:
Conspiracy of Two  —  For one of the world's most watched buildings, the White House is remarkably easy to sneak into.  On the afternoon of Sunday, July 3, while reporters scribbled down the details of President Obama's early return from a family vacation at Camp David — short sleeves …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
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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.
Ccolton / CBS New York:
Judge Declares Mistrial In Roger Clemens Perjury Case  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork / AP) — The judge presiding over Roger Clemens' perjury trial has declared a mistrial over over inadmissible evidence shown to jurors that could have prejudiced them against the former Yankees star.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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ESPN:
Mistrial ruled in Roger Clemens case
New York Times:
Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files  —  WASHINGTON — The Defense Department suffered one of its worst digital attacks in history in March, when foreign hackers broke into the computers of a corporate contractor and obtained 24,000 sensitive Pentagon files during a single intrusion, senior officials said on Thursday.
Discussion: Gawker and FrumForum
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Jason Ukman / Washington Post:
24,000 Pentagon files stolen in major cyber breach, official says
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.
Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Guy Benson Paul Ryan on Debt Negotiations: “Grand Deal” Unlikely, “Not A Fan” of McConnell Compromise, but Won't Rule Out Support  —  I just concluded an extensive sit-down interview with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.  We'll eventually post full video of the exchange on the home page …
Discussion: The New Republic
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.
 
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Felix Salmon:
The damage already done by the debt ceiling debate
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
'We're running out of time'  —  It's safe to say the Secretary …
Discussion: The Politico
A.Killough / CNN:
Elizabeth Warren vs. House GOP, round 3
Discussion: The Note and The Politico
Lynn Sweet:
Obama hits Chicago for 50th birthday fund-raisers at the Aragon
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