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12:20 PM ET, July 23, 2011


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New York Times:
Death Toll Rises to 92 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 92 people dead.
Who is the suspect in Norway's attacks?  —  (CNN) — As Norway struggles to come to terms with its greatest loss of life in decades, all eyes are on the man charged in the explosion in central Oslo and the deadly shooting rampage at a youth camp.  —  While police have not officially named him …
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
The Washington Post Owes the World an Apology for this Item  —  Read it and weep.  On the Post's site Jennifer Rubin first quotes the Weekly Standard, in a rushed item about the Norway horror: … Then she goes on to argue on her own: … No, this is a sobering reminder for those who think it's …
Discussion: The Sideshow, Reuters and The Politico
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Norway bombing  —  The Post reports: … Thomas Joscelyn explains at the Weekly Standard Web site: … Moreover, there is a specific jihadist connection here: “Just nine days ago, Norwegian authorities filed charges against Mullah Krekar, an infamous al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist who …
‘Eighty dead’ in Norway shooting
Discussion: Pharyngula and Shot in the Dark
Norway attack: at least 80 die in Utøya shooting, seven in Oslo bombing
Daily Mail:
Police dismiss initial fears Norwegian terror attacks were work of Islamist organisations
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Terror Strikes Norway
Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
Norway: dozens killed in terror attacks
Discussion: ThinkProgress and
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.
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 …
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.
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP leader says House might take up balanced-budget amendment next week
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Wall Street Journal:
Grand Bargain Talks Collapse
Washington Wire:
Transcript of Obama's News Conference on the Debt Ceiling
Discussion: Keith Hennessey and Don Surber
Rebecca Kaplan / The Atlantic Online:
Obama: Can They Say Yes to Anything?
Discussion: The Other McCain
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Pelosi Outlines Revenue-Free Path Forward On Debt Limit Fight
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
How Congress put our credit rating at risk
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama blasts GOP, Boehner on debt: ‘We have run out of time’
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 and Big Government
Jonathan Schwarz / A Tiny Revolution:
Barack Obama Is Powerless Before the Majesty of the Law  —  Does the 14th Amendment of the Constitution trump the debt ceiling and allow the executive branch to continue borrowing past August 2nd?  Oh man, if it did that would be great—Obama could just tell the Republicans to forget it …
Discussion: Corrente and
The Hill:
FAA furloughs 4,000 workers after funding expires, congressional ‘inaction’  —  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) partially shut down Saturday, as Congress failed to reauthorize the agency's funding.  —  “I'm very disappointed that Congress adjourned today without passing a clean extension …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
FAA Will Close at Midnight, Furloughing Up to 4,000 Workers
Lisa Caruso / Bloomberg:
U.S. House Stops Voting for Week With No Action to Keep FAA Operating
Discussion: Truthdig
The White House:
WEEKLY ADDRESS: A Bipartisan Approach to Strengthening the Economy  —  WASHINGTON— In this week's address, President Obama discussed the urgency of Democrats and Republicans coming together to take a balanced approach to cutting the deficit to strengthen our economy and leave for our children a more secure future.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Democracy in America:
Missing Milton Friedman  —  TIM LEE asks an important question: why are conservatives and libertarians so uniformly hawkish about inflation?  Mr Lee (a friend and former colleague) notes that this regularity is far from inevitable.  Milton Friedman, a revered figure in right-of-centre circles …
Discussion: The New Republic and ThinkProgress
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