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11:15 AM ET, August 1, 2011

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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The President Surrenders  —  A deal to raise the federal debt ceiling is in the works.  If it goes through, many commentators will declare that disaster was avoided.  But they will be wrong.  —  For the deal itself, given the available information, is a disaster, and not just for President Obama and his party.
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New York Times:
To Escape Chaos, a Terrible Deal  —  There is little to like about the tentative agreement between Congressional leaders and the White House except that it happened at all.  The deal would avert a catastrophic government default, immediately and probably through the end of 2012.
Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Durbin: Debt Deal Will Be The Death Of Keynesian Economics … WASHINGTON — The Republicans are killing Keynesian economics with their attempt to cut spending as the economy rebounds from a recession, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a floor speech on Sunday.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
The debt-ceiling deal: Winners and losers  —  The debt ceiling fight is over.  The White House and congressional leaders have settled on a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling, enact immediate spending cuts and, our favorite part, create a super-commission designed to trim the federal budget further by the end of the year.
Wall Street Journal:
A Tea Party Triumph  —  The debt deal is a rare bipartisan victory for the forces of smaller government.  —  If a good political compromise is one that has something for everyone to hate, then last night's bipartisan debt-ceiling deal is a triumph.  The bargain is nonetheless better …
Peter Wallstenand David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Did Obama capitulate — or is this a cagey move?  —  It was President Obama's bottom line, a position he repeated in every recent public utterance on his debt-ceiling talks with Congress: Any deal must be “balanced” with spending cuts and tax increases.  —  But in his eleventh-hour stare …
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
How the Tea Party ‘hobbits’ won the debt fight  —  The Tea Party came under fire from all sides Friday after House conservatives nearly brought down Speaker John Boehner's debt-limit bill.  John McCain went to the Senate floor to mock Tea Partyers as “hobbits,” and Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen …
Discussion: The Politico, JustOneMinute and CNN
New York Post:
Floundering Obama aims for '12 miracle  —  Then there was one.  With the Senate's tabling of Majority Leader Harry Reid's debt-reduction deal yesterday afternoon, the only game in Washington is a nearly $3 trillion, two-stage compromise plan worked out between the White House and congressional Republicans.
Discussion: National Review
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:   Romney opposes debt-ceiling compromise
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Reid Agrees To Major Debt Limit Deal — Here's What He's Signed Off On
A.Killough / CNN:
Romney comes out against debt ceiling agreement
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
Obama heading back on campaign trail after debt deal
Discussion: Hot Air and Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Did Obama Get Rolled?  —  The debt ceiling agreement is a horrible piece of legislation.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
GOP on verge of huge, unprecedented political victory
The Huffington Post:
Debt Ceiling Deal That Cuts Trillions, Creates ‘Super Congress’ Announced By Party Leaders
Discussion: International Liberty
Nicholas Schmidle / New Yorker:
GETTING BIN LADEN … - POLITICS - PROFILES - THE TALK OF THE TOWN - COMMENT - THIS WEEK'S ISSUE - THE FINANCIAL PAGE - NEWS DESK - THE POLITICAL SCENE
Imtiyaz Delawala / ABCNEWS:
PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian: Budget Deal Will Only Bring Short-Term Relief  —  One of the most prominent global investors says that a potential budget deal in Washington will only bring short-term relief, and it won't remove the threat of a U.S. debt downgrade by credit rating agencies.
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New York Times:
From Spending to Cuts, While the Economy Stalls
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Palin film disappears at box office  —  The pro-Sarah Palin documentary, The Undefeated, suffered another huge drop in ticket sales over the weekend, earning just over $5,000.  —  Its weekend grosses:  —  July 29-31: $5,200 in 4 theatres.  —  July 22-24: $24,664 in 14 theatres.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Thomas Lane / Talking Points Memo:
Waking Up With A Horse's Head In Your Bed  —  We all remember that classic scene from The Godfather where the movie producer Jack Woltz wakes up with a horse's head in his bed.  You'll recall that he'd been holding out on casting the Godfather's favored actor in a plum role, and - basically …
Discussion: Althouse
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
A deal that found the lowest-common denominator  —  (Alex Wong - VIA BLOOMBERG) Assuming no hiccups in the House — and that might be a big assumption — we've got a deal.  The deficit-reduction side includes $1 trillion in cuts now, $1.5 trillion (or more) in deficit reduction later, and a vote on a balanced budget amendment.
Jim McElhatton / Washington Times:
Biden charging Secret Service for cottage rental  —  The U.S. Secret Service does more than protect Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — the agency also pays him rent.  —  Since April, Mr. Biden has collected more than $13,000 from the agency charged with protecting him and his family …
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
Summer Camp?  Antisemitic Indoctrination Training Center … The day of the Norway shooting, I was blindsided by one of the survivor's statements to the press immediately after the shooting (see above).  It was so outside the box, I thought it was the kneejerk response of an anti-semite in shock.
P.M. Carpenter / p m carpenter's commentary:
Unrestrained lunacy  —  John Boehner emailed his accomplices this afternoon that:  —  Discussions are underway on legislation that will cut government spending more than it increases the debt limit, and advance the cause of the balanced budget amendment, without job-killing tax hikes.
Discussion: The Politico and The Hill
Directorblue / Doug Ross:
WARNING: Do not show this chart to a liberal (unless wearing headgear to protect you from a cranium exploding into high-velocity brain-shrapnel)  —  A couple of observations about this graph:  —  • The vaunted “Clinton Surplus” was, in fact, the work of a GOP House that was willing …
Peter Beinart / Yahoo! News:
How the Tea Party Won the Deal  —  While the details of the debt ceiling deal remain fuzzy, this much is clear: Barack Obama may be president, but the Tea Party is now running Washington.  How did this happen?  Simple; this is what American politics looks like when there's no left-wing movement and no war.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
U.S. Political Ideology Stable With Conservatives Leading  —  Most Republicans are conservative, but one in five is “very conservative”  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans' political ideology at the midyear point of 2011 looks similar to 2009 and 2010, with 41% self-identifying as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 21% as liberal.
Discussion: Via Meadia
 
 
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Matt Lewis / The Daily Caller:
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
More bad poll news for Obama as debt deal brings smiles to Capitol Hill
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