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Must Read Op-Eds for July 28, 2011

07/28/11 11:31AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.OBAMA'S PATH FROM POETRY TO DRUDGERY  BY FRANK BRUNITHURSDAY JULY 28You got stuck with the mess. That’s your cinching, suffocating, unjust reality. Your campaign had all the romance of history in the making; your presidency has all the drudgery of a toxic cleanup. You orated your way into janitorial work... ’s a moderate who likes balance. Yet Americans have lost track of what he’s really for. Occasionally you wonder if he’s lost track himself. He needs to remind us, and perhaps himself, why he wants to be our president... read more

Speaker of the House John Boehner walks through a basement corridor in the Capitol after an afternoon caucus with House Republicans seeking an agreement on legislation to raise the nation's debt limit, in Washington, Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

Top Talker: House vote on Boehner Plan Expected Today

07/28/11 09:58AM

 The House is expected to vote today on Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling plan.  It comes after Boehner released an amended version of the bill, which was originally questioned by the congressional budget office.  But now the CBO says the revised proposal will cut deficits by $917 billion over ten years.  It's $66 billion than the original.  The new bill is expected to save $22 billion in 2012 alone.  The CBO also reviewed Harry Reid's proposal, saying it would result in greater deficit reduction than Boehner's competing plan.  The main difference is the Reid plan would extend the d read more

Norquist: I think it's a mistake to default

07/28/11 09:20AM

The Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist, and the Comeback America Initiative's David Walker join Morning Joe to discuss the debt debate. Due to his Taxpayer Protection Pledge, Norquist has taken center stage in the debt talks. read more

Morning headlines: Thursday, July 28

07/28/11 05:50AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Boehner puts the pressure on the GOPThe House GOP votes todayWalter Reed to close after more than a centuryDemocrats urge the president to use the ConstitutionMarkets swoon on debt fearCBO: Boehner plan cuts $915B from deficitA riot breaks out in Hollywood over a rave movie. read more