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9:35 AM ET, July 23, 2011


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John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
The President Is Actually Trying to Talk the Markets Into a Panic.  —  An enraged Barack Obama just took to the nation's airwaves to announce his effort to strike a deal with Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has fallen apart.  Perhaps for the first time in American history …
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Pelosi Outlines Revenue-Free Path Forward On Debt Limit Fight  —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi acknowledged Friday that Democrats may reluctantly accept a last-minute compromise to avoid a default that involves up to $2.5 trillion in spending cuts — without agreed-upon new tax revenues …
New York Times:
Obama Should Raise the Debt Ceiling on His Own  —  PRESIDENT OBAMA should announce that he will raise the debt ceiling unilaterally if he cannot reach a deal with Congress.  Constitutionally, he would be on solid ground.  Politically, he can't lose.  The public wants a deal.
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and The Moderate Voice
David Rogers / The Politico:
Debt talks between Barack Obama and John Boehner break down  —  Debt talks between President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner broke down again Friday with Republicans accusing the White House of upping its demands for new revenues after a rival deficit reduction plan had emerged in the Senate.
The Huffington Post:
Debt Ceiling Deadline Might Be August 10, Not August 2: Report … For months, markets have been girding themselves against the possibility that the U.S. will reach the limits of its borrowing ability on August 2 and default on its debts.  But researchers at Barclays Capital think the real deadline may not be until a week later.
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:
John Boehner walks away from debt talks  —  House Speaker John Boehner has walked away from negotiations with President Obama over a deal to raise the debt limit.  —  “In the end, we couldn't connect.  Not because of different personalities, but because of different visions for our country,” Boehner said in a letter to colleagues.
Rebecca Kaplan / The Atlantic Online:
Obama: Can They Say Yes to Anything?  —  After John Boehner breaks off debt-limit talks with the White House, the president laments the death of a potential compromise  —  President Obama ordered Democratic and Senate leaders to the White House for negotiations on Saturday …
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
11 days until disaster, three options to prevent it  —  (Andrew Harrer - BLOOMBERG) It always feels different in the room.  In the room, everyone wants a deal.  They want their name on legislation, in history books.  They want to do the big things and make the hard choices.
Fox News:
Boehner Ends Debt-Limit Talks With White House, Turns to Senate Leaders
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama blasts GOP, Boehner on debt: ‘We have run out of time’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Doug Ross
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
How Congress put our credit rating at risk
Wall Street Journal:
Grand Bargain Talks Collapse
Discussion: HotAirPundit
David Jackson / USA Today:
Boehner calls off debt talks with Obama
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
The easiest, most effective way to resolve the crisis
Discussion: Eschaton
Daily Mail:
Police dismiss initial fears Norwegian terror attacks were work of Islamist organisations  —  Police have said the Norwegian terror attacks do not appear to be linked to Islamist terrorism.  —  The 32-year-old Norwegian man arrested for gunning down children on the holiday island of Utoya …
New York Times:
Death Toll Rises to 91 in Norway Attacks  —  OSLO — The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a 32-year-old man, whom they identified as a Christian fundamentalist with right-wing connections, over the bombing of a government center here and a shooting attack on a nearby island that together left at least 91 people dead.
‘Eighty dead’ in Norway shooting  —  Anders Frydenberg of Oslo police describes the rescue operation on Utoeya island  —  At least 80 people died when a gunman opened fire at an island youth camp in Norway, hours after a bomb attack on the capital, Oslo, police say.
Discussion: Pharyngula and Shot in the Dark
Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
Norway: dozens killed in terror attacks
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Associated Press:
Norway horror: 80 die in camp shooting, 7 in blast
New York Times:
At Least 80 Dead in Norway Shooting
Haroon Siddique / Guardian:
Norway attacks - live coverage
Sources: Young woman accuses Oregon Rep. David Wu of aggressive, unwanted sexual encounter  —  By Charles Pope, Janie Har and Beth Slovic  —  A distraught young woman called U.S. Rep. David Wu's Portland office this spring, accusing him of an unwanted sexual encounter, according to multiple sources.
The Politico:
Wu at center of sex allegation  —  Rep. David Wu has been accused of an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of a longtime friend, the latest scandal to engulf the troubled Oregon Democrat.  —  The Oregonian reported that the 56-year-old Wu “acknowledged a sexual encounter …
Discussion: Big Journalism
FAA Will Close at Midnight, Furloughing Up to 4,000 Workers  —  The Federal Aviation Administration will shut down at midnight after GOP senators refused to let go of an anti-union provision amending the National Mediation Board's union voting rules.  Speaking of the matter, Sen. Dick Durbin …
Lisa Caruso / Bloomberg:
U.S. House Stops Voting for Week With No Action to Keep FAA Operating
Discussion: Truthdig
Zaid Jilani / ThinkProgress:
Bernie Sanders Says It Would Be A ‘Good Idea’ To Primary President Obama  —  Recently, President Obama has faced fire from many in his own base for endorsing unpopular proposals that would include regressive cuts to Social Security in order to win a hike in the debt ceiling.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
GOP Makes Big Gains among White Voters  —  Especially among the Young and Poor  —  OVERVIEW  —  As the country enters into the 2012 presidential election cycle, the electorate's partisan affiliations have shifted significantly since Barack Obama won office nearly three years ago.
The Note:
Study: Democrats Losing Support of Poor Whites
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