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President Barack Obama speaks from the White House briefing room, Sunday, July 31, 2011, in Washington, about a deal being reached to raise the debt limit.

Top Talker: Senate, House expected to vote on new debt deal today

08/01/11 09:25AM

 The House and Senate are expected to vote today on a package to raise the nation's debt ceiling. President Obama announced from the White House last night, that congressional leaders reached a last-minute agreement to avoid default, admitting the deal has some flaws. The President said, "Is this the deal I would have preferred? No. I believe that we could have made the tough choices required on entitlement reform and tax reform."     The agreement proposes a two-stage process to raise the debt ceiling by at least $2.1 trillion. read more

ESPN'S GAMEDAY STARTS AT 9AM

08/01/11 07:52AM

Erin Andrews and Kirk Herbstreit join Morning Joe to talk about the upcoming NCAA football season. And if Joe's Crimson Tide can over power Willie's Commodores this year.  And new this season, Erin will host the 9am E.T. hour of GameDay on ESPNU. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, August 1

08/01/11 06:03AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Debt deal: Congress expected to vote todayPoliticians react to debt dealMarket reaction to debt deal: Asian markets soar on news of U.S. dealSyria: bloodiest day in 4-month uprisingPakistan claims U.S. missiles kill militants near Afghan borderTony Blair to face criticism on Iraq war read more

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