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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 …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Forget the Scrum: Real Details on Debt Limit Deal Emerge  —  The headlines will blare today about the rough appropriation of an Australian soap opera that occurred in the White House last night, with Eric Cantor's ego deeply bruised and glasses fogged, after the President reportedly said “I have reached the point where I say enough.
Discussion: Washington Post, The Hill and TPMDC
The Politico:
President Obama abruptly walks out of talks  —  President Barack Obama abruptly walked out of a stormy debt-limit meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, a dramatic setback to the already shaky negotiations, according to GOP sources.  —  “He shoved back and said 'I'll see you tomorrow' and walked out …
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
The White House's case for a big deficit deal
Darren Goode / Reuters:
House light bulb debate returns as amendment
Political Punch:
Obama: ‘This May Bring My Presidency Down, but I Will Not Yield’ on No Short-Term Extensions
Neil Irwin / Washington Post:
Top Democrats laud GOP debt-limit move; Fed chief warns of ‘calamity’ if U.S. defaults
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: Crooks and Liars and Hullabaloo
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Stuart Rothenberg / Roll Call:
Debt Ceiling Stalemate Not About Numbers
Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner reject Camp David
The Hill:
Obama warns Cantor: 'Don't call my bluff' in debt-ceiling talks
Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller:
Boehner says ‘no need’ for a Camp David summit
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: Markets might have to plummet before GOP acts on debt limit
Discussion: ThinkProgress
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” …
New York Post:
The comedian-in-chief  —  Here's a joke for you: President Obama nearly bankrupts the country with his out-of-control deficit spending — then demands responsible fiscal leadership from the Republicans.  —  OK, this is no time for humor: The country faces a deadline of Aug. 2 to either raise …
Discussion: National Review and Maggie's Farm
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
U.S. credit rating not worth saving, Ron Paul says
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
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 …
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
The Bain of Mitt Romney's campaign  —  A company that laid off hundreds of employees.  A federal “bailout” to rescue a failing bank.  Mitt Romney, at the center of it all.  —  It's a story line from a tough Democratic ad that was teed up for use against Romney in his 1994 Senate campaign in Massachusetts.
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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 …
Discussion: The Hill, GOP 12 and Political Punch
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
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Obama lied about a central fact about his own life which he used — powerfully — to push health care reform.  —  “Book Challenges Obama on Mother's Deathbed Fight,” says the NYT, which, of course, isn't generally inclined to cast unnecessary aspersions on this President.  “Lied” is my paraphrasing.
Discussion: TigerHawk
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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 …
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.
Rasmussen Reports:
55% Oppose Tax Hike In Debt Ceiling Deal  —  As the Beltway politicians try to figure out how they will raise the debt ceiling and for how long, most voters oppose including tax hikes in the deal.  —  Just 34% think a tax hike should be included in any legislation to raise the debt ceiling.
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 …
Jess Bravin / Wall Street Journal:
A Gun Activist Takes Aim at U.S. Regulatory Power  —  MISSOULA, Mont.—With a homemade .22-caliber rifle he calls the Montana Buckaroo, Gary Marbut dreams of taking down the federal regulatory state.  —  He's not planning to fire his gun.  Instead, he wants to sell it …
Discussion: ThinkProgress, Law Blog and The BLT
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Michele Bachmann's Weak Command Of Yiddish  —  The GOP continues its oft-troubled Jewish outreach efforts by having Michele Bachmann try and fail to pronounce “chutzpah.”  —  Meanwhile, her church says the Pope is the Antichrist, so she's sure to break out of the Evangelical bubble any day now.
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.
Tom Hays / Associated Press:
AP source: FBI probing News Corp. 9/11 phone link  —  The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims, a law enforcement official said Thursday.  —  The decision to investigate was made after U.S …
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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