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3:10 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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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:
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 …
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
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
Seung Min Kim / The Politico:
Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner reject Camp David  —  Tensions are running so high over debt talks that Capitol Hill leaders are turning down a trip to Camp David before it's even clear the White House has invited them.  —  “The only thing I hope [President Obama] doesn't ask us to do is to go to Camp David …
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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
The Hill:
Obama warns Cantor: 'Don't call my bluff' in debt-ceiling talks  —  Republicans said tense negotiations over raising the $14.3 trillion debt limit at the White House ended when President Obama stormed out of the meeting with a stern warning to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.): “Don't call my bluff.”
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
The White House's case for a big deficit deal
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
Pelosi: Markets might have to plummet before GOP acts on debt limit
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller:
Boehner says ‘no need’ for a Camp David summit
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
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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Kendra Marr / The Politico:
Family Leader marriage pledge falters
Discussion: The Note
Stuart Rothenberg / Roll Call:
Debt Ceiling Stalemate Not About Numbers  —  There is an old joke, attributed to both Winston Churchill and George Bernard Shaw.  It goes something like this:  —  Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for 5 million pounds?  —  Woman: My goodness, Mr. Churchill ... Well, I suppose …
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Quinnipiac poll finds more voters would blame GOP on debt
Dan Hirschhorn / The Politico:
Ron Paul ads hitting airwaves in Iowa, N.H.  —  Ron Paul is hitting the airwaves for the first time in Iowa and New Hampshire with a spot that warns ominously against raising the federal debt limit, POLITICO has learned.  —  The 60-second spot, made with all the flare of a Hollywood movie preview …
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
U.S. credit rating not worth saving, Ron Paul says
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Wayne Cole / Reuters:
Dollar in full retreat, NZD storms 30-year peak
Discussion: Hot Air and americanthinker.com
Ccolton / CBS New York:
Judge Declares Mistrial In Roger Clemens Perjury Case  —  NEW YORK (WFAN/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
Kevin Sack / New York Times:
Book Challenges Obama on Mother's Deathbed Fight  —  The White House on Wednesday declined to challenge an account in a new book that suggests that President Obama, in his campaign to overhaul American health care, mischaracterized a central anecdote about his mother's deathbed dispute with her insurance company.
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Obama lied about a central fact about his own life which he used — powerfully — to push health care reform.
Discussion: TigerHawk
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.
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE
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.
Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
Brookland NIMBYs Killing The Environment  —  Here's a map highlighting the location of 901 Monroe Street NE in Washington, DC:  —  As you can see, it's right by a Metro station.  Many people, myself included, would like to see America consume less gasoline.  One good way to achieve this is for more people to ride mass transit.
Discussion: Eschaton and Brookland Avenue
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
 
 
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