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12:15 AM ET, July 29, 2011

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Joe Hallett / The Columbus Dispatch:
Payback may be coming for congressman's ‘disloyalty’  —  U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's open defiance of Speaker John Boehner's efforts to solve the debt-ceiling crisis could cost the Urbana Republican his safe seat in next year's election.  —  Two Republican sources deeply involved in configuring …
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Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Congressional Freshmen - For Such A Time As This  —  Out here in proverbial politico flyover country, we little folk are watching the debt ceiling debate with great interest and concern.  Today I re-read the open letter I wrote to Republican Freshman Members of Congress in November 2010 …
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Republicans' Debt Ceiling Charade Is Downright Dangerous  —  Let us not put too fine a point on it: Thursday's House vote on Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling proposal is a joke.  If it passes the House, Harry Reid has said it is dead on arrival in the Senate.
Discussion: Mother Jones
The Hill:
GOP postpones debt vote  —  House Republican leaders have postponed indefinitely a vote on Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) debt-limit bill after they could not persuade enough Republicans to support the measure.  —  “No vote tonight,” the third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy …
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Dems suggest compromise on debt  —  Democrats are aiming for a debt-limit compromise similar to the House Republican plan, with at least one major difference: The second vote on raising the debt ceiling would not depend on Congress passing a broader deficit-reduction package.
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
What the final deal is likely to look like  —  Traders watch prices in the Ten-Year Treasury Note options pit.  (Scott Olson - Getty Images) The big question today is whether Boehner's bill passes in the House.  But the answer — which is probably, though not certainly, “yes” — doesn't matter that much.
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Palin's Well-Timed Reminder to Freshmen  —  Sarah Palin has impeccable timing.  —  The former Republican vice presidential nominee took to her Facebook page Thursday afternoon to warn freshman Republicans in the House that they just might face primary opposition if they cave in to demands by their party to raise the debt ceiling.
Chris Edwards / Cato @ Liberty:
Boehner's New Plan Doesn't Cut Spending  —  House Speaker John Boehner has revised his budget plan in response to an unfavorable analysis by the CBO.  The CBO has examined Boehner's new plan and finds that it would cut spending by $917 billion over 10 years.  Of the total, only $761 billion would be cuts to programs.
The Politico:
Debt ceiling vote postponed by Boehner, who will try again Friday  —  Speaker John Boehner postponed the planned House vote on a debt-limit increase late Thursday night, casting new doubt on Congress' ability to avert a default and further exposing a deep philosophical divide in the Republican Conference.
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Bachmann: Debt impasse is not an emergency  —  Washington (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann again brushed off warnings from leaders in both parties that the country would face disastrous economic consequences if the government fails to raise the debt ceiling by next Tuesday.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Conservatives angry over Pell Grant funding in Boehner debt bill  —  House conservatives who have stalled legislation to raise the national debt limit are angry that it includes $17 billion in supplemental spending for Pell Grants, which some compare to welfare.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Five Reasons the House GOP Is to Blame
James Taylor / Yahoo! News:
New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism  —  NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing.
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Jimijams / Media Matters for America:   Fox News Watch's Scott: “Maybe it's time for the granola-crunching press to change its doom …
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Jack M. Balkin / CNN:
3 ways Obama could bypass Congress  —  Editor's note: Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School.  His latest book is “Constitutional Redemption: Political Faith in an Unjust World” (Harvard University Press 2011).  —  New Haven, Connecticut (CNN) — Very soon, Congress will raise the debt ceiling.
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Matthew Yglesias / ThinkProgress:
The Platinum Coin Option
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
NRSC blasts ‘lewd, violent, anti-Christian’ Dan Savage  —  With the Massachusetts Democratic Party attacking Senator Scott Brown for refusing to film a video for the “It Gets Better Project,” which offers moral support to gay teens, the National Republican Senatorial Committee came …
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Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
LGBT Leaders Slam Sen. Brown For Refusing To Participate In ‘It Gets Better’ Video
Donald Marron:
Why Do Half of Americans Pay No Federal Income Tax?  —  You may have heard the claim that about half of Americans pay no federal income tax.  That's a true fact.  My Tax Policy Center colleagues estimate, for example, that 46% of households either will pay no federal income tax in 2011 …
CNN:
Official: Soldier said he wanted to attack Fort Hood troops  —  Killeen, Texas (CNN) — An AWOL Muslim American Army private arrested near Fort Hood has told investigators that he wanted to attack fellow soldiers at the military base, the police chief in Killeen, Texas, said Thursday.
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Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: AWOL Soldier Arrested Over Concerns of Possible Second Attack On Fort Hood
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Obama Loses Ground in 2012 Reelection Bid  —  In GOP, Romney Leads, Attentive Like Perry, Bachmann Most Visible  —  OVERVIEW  —  The sizeable lead Barack Obama held over a generic Republican opponent in polls conducted earlier this year has vanished as his support among independent voters has fallen off.
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Bachmann Defends Using Federal Loans She Denounced: 'It's Almost Impossible To Buy A Home' Without Them  —  GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann (R) has been in hot water in recent weeks for personally taking advantage of hundreds of thousands of dollars in government aid while denouncing the very programs she benefited from.
Marie Diamond / ThinkProgress:
Rep. Joe Walsh Defends Not Paying $117,000 In Child Support: ‘This Is Where Real America Is’  —  Last night the Chicago Sun-Times broke the story that Tea Party freshman Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), who has spent months lecturing President Obama and Democrats on fiscal responsibility …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Surveying the Electoral Damage of the Debt Debate  —  Republicans may not have scored a knockout blow on the policy elements of the debt ceiling debate.  But since the remaining proposals consist of entirely of spending cuts while still reducing the debt significantly, the judges ought …
Discussion: Guardian and Daily Kos
Wall Street Journal:
Lending Markets Feeling the Strain  —  Rising signs of strain emerged across financial markets on Thursday as investors pulled out billions of cash out of money-market funds, in turn driving the funds to rein in lending in short-term markets.  —  Financial markets have become increasingly alarmed …
The Politico:
Rand Paul: 'I'd rather be a hobbit than a troll'  —  The “Lord of the Rings” metaphors crept into the debt-limit fight on Thursday, as tea-party heroes fired back at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who mocked members of the conservative grassroots movement as “tea-party hobbits.”
 
 
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Andrew Restuccia / Ballot Box:
Huntsman laments ‘heroin-like addiction’ to foreign oil, touts conservation
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Reuters:
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