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3:20 PM ET, July 23, 2011

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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 …
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David Jolly / New York Times:
Norway Charges Suspect in Killings  —  The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a man they identified as a right-wing fundamentalist Christian in connection with a bombing in central Oslo and a shooting attack on a nearby island that killed at least 92 people.
CNN:
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 …
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 …
Guardian:
Norway attack: at least 80 die in Utøya shooting, seven in Oslo bombing
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.
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Political Punch:
Obama/Boehner Talk Kicks Off With Light Banter  —  ABC News' Tahman Bradley Reports:  —  President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner may not be able to reach an agreement to cut spending and raise the debt limit, but they both agree that it's too hot today for golf.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Talks resume - briefly - at W.H.  —  Congressional leaders returned to the White House Saturday, meeting for less than an hour at the start of a last-gasp round of negotiations with President Barack Obama to avert a government default on the nation's debt.  —  The meeting began at 11:09 …
New York Times:
Debt Limit Talks Held in Congress and White House  —  WASHINGTON — With little more than a week remaining before the federal government risks defaulting on its debts, Congressional leaders and top aides worked on Saturday to assemble a proposal that would allow a badly divided Congress …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Prairie Weather
The Politico:
As Washington turns: the Obama-Boehner breakup
Discussion: Firedoglake
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
GOP leader says House might take up balanced-budget amendment next week
Discussion: The Daily Caller
John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
The President Is Actually Trying to Talk the Markets Into a Panic.
Washington Wire:
Transcript of Obama's News Conference on the Debt Ceiling
Discussion: Don Surber
Sarah Bull / Daily Mail:
BREAKING NEWS: Amy Winehouse, 27, found dead at her London flat  —  Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London.  —  The Back To Black singer was found at the property by emergency services at 3.54pm this afternoon, according to sources, and her death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ by police.
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BBC:
Amy Winehouse found dead, aged 27  —  Winehouse's recent career was overshadowed by drink and drug problems  —  Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, has been found dead at her home, the Press Association has reported.  —  Last month, the north Londoner pulled out of her European tour after she was jeered …
TMZ.com:
Amy Winehouse Found Dead  —  Amy Winehouse was found dead in her apartment in London today ... TMZ has confirmed.  —  A press release from the Metropolitan Police, which doesn't specifically name Winehouse, says: … Last month, Winehouse canceled her European tour after a performance in Serbia where she seemed completely out of it.
Oregonian:
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.
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Alicia M. Cohn / The Hill:
Rick Perry expects to make 2012 campaign decision in next month  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been flirting with a presidential run in 2012, said Friday that he'll make an announcement in three to four weeks.  —  He said during a forum with Republican governors in Aspen, Colo. …
Discussion: CNN and HotAirPundit
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Jennifer Jacobs / Iowa Caucuses:
Perry defends gay marriage as states' choice; Santorum takes a swipe
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Why Conservatives Abandoned Monetarism  —  Will Wilkinson asks why conservatives have almost uniformly abandoned Milton Friedman's monetarist views in favor of various hard-money approaches: … I see two factors at work here.  First, Friedman, in his time, was counterposed …
Discussion: Paul Krugman
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Democracy in America:
Missing Milton Friedman
Jeffrey Sachs / The Huffington Post:
Budgetary Deceit and America's Decline  —  As I shuttle between East Africa, where a severe drought threatens the lives of more than 10 million people, and Athens, where a financial crisis threatens Greece and all of Europe, I am shocked by the U.S. budget negotiations between Congress and President Obama.
Discussion: Economist's View
 
 
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Former DNC chair Manatt dead at 75
Discussion: CNN
The White House:
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Discussion: Corrente and Discourse.net
The Hill:
FAA furloughs 4,000 workers after funding expires, congressional ‘inaction’
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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