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8:15 PM ET, August 6, 2011

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Jamie Klatell / The Hill:
White House: S&P downgrade is why Obama ‘pushed for grand bargain’  —  The White House reacted to the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by calling for more bipartisan compromise to “put our nation on a stronger fiscal footing.”  —  But the administration didn't miss the chance to say, in essence, “I told you so.”
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Josh Boak / The Politico:
S&P warns of a second downgrade  —  One day after lowering the nation's platinum triple-A credit rating, Standard & Poor's analysts warned Saturday that the U.S. government could face a second downgrade if the economy continues to struggle and the government fails to make the cuts outlined in the debt ceiling agreement.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Standard & Poor's has been wrong before.  But they're right now.  —  Standard Poor's decision to downgrade the United States has led to a lot of criticism of Standard Poor's.  The White House called their performance, which included a miscalculation of about $2 trillion, “amateur hour.”
Reuters:
China tells U.S. “good old days” of borrowing are over  —  (Reuters) - China bluntly criticized the United States on Saturday one day after the superpower's credit rating was downgraded, saying the “good old days” of borrowing were over.  —  Standard & Poor's cut the U.S. long-term credit rating …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
S&P credit rating analysis values spending cuts more than tax revenue  —  Standard & Poor's laments the possibility cuts to entitlement programs won't materialize and the decreasing likelihood of new tax revenues.  —  The decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade the U.S. credit rating to …
Discussion: Exile On Wall Street and The Hill
New York Times:
Copter Downed by Taliban Fire; Elite U.S. Unit Among Dead  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — In the deadliest day for American forces in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan, insurgents shot down a Chinook transport helicopter on Saturday, killing 30 Americans, including some Navy Seal commandos …
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Associated Press:
Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills Members of SEAL Team 6  —  WASHINGTON — The Associated Press has learned that more than 20 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.  —  The operators from SEAL Team Six were flown …
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
NATO copter downed; Navy SEALs among the 30 U.S. dead
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Perry prays for the U.S.  —  HOUSTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry prayed with more than 20,000 worshipers at an all-day Christian gathering here — and while he talked about God, not the Oval Office, he repeatedly hit on the themes that would drive his potential presidential campaign.
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Manny Fernandez / New York Times:
Perry Leads Prayer Rally for ‘Nation in Crisis’  —  HOUSTON — Standing on a stage surrounded by thousands of fellow Christians on Saturday morning, Gov. Rick Perry called on Jesus to bless and guide the nation's military and political leaders and “those who cannot see the light in the midst of all the darkness.”
GetEQUAL.org:
Protesters Travel From Across Texas to Picket Hate-Based Event
Michael O'Brien / Ballot Box:
Perry's prayer gathering sets stage for national attention
Discussion: The Politico, CNN and The Note
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
The Tea Party, Take Two  —  In the four months since I began writing an Op-Ed column, the thing that has most surprised me is how darned liberal I sound sometimes.  I know that seems like a strange thing to say, so let me explain.  —  Growing up in heavily Democratic Providence, R.I. …
Kurt Andersen / New York Times:
The Madman Theory  —  I had breakfast this week with one of Hollywood's most ferocious, self-confident and successful doers of deals.  He was still steamed about what an unforgivably lousy negotiator his president had been on the debt ceiling agreement.  —  One particular Obama move he found appalling above all the rest.
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Mystery Mitt Romney donor comes forward  —  The anonymous donor behind the headline-making $1 million contribution to a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC is a former Bain Capital official with long ties to the candidate, who's asking the outside group to amend its filings, POLITICO has learned.
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Alexander Bolton / Ballot Box:
Mystery Romney supporter reveals himself after calls for investigation
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Former Obama Economic Adviser on Downgrade: We're ‘Pretty Darn F—ked’  —  Christina Romer, the former chair of Obama's Council of Economic Advisers on Friday offered a rather strong opinion concerning the announcement by Standard & Poor's that the credit rating agency downgraded America's debt to AA+.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Standard and Poors versus Mitch McConnell  —  Putting aside the question of whether we should accord any credibility to Standard and Poors' downgrade, it's hard to see how conservatives can claim S & P's report as a political victory when it says this:
Joseph Rago / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and the Narcissism of Big Differences  —  ‘He becomes visibly agitated. . . . He does not like to be challenged on policy grounds,’ says the House majority leader of the president.  —  New York  —  Whatever the rhetoric that preceded this week's deal, the debt-ceiling debate was never really about the debt at all.
 
 
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