Running behind today. Here’s today’s Morning EDition – boldly rebranded to reflect my tardiness. And check back later for today’s (late) Tuesday Outlook and Underbuzzed…
- Senate holds key vote on resolution authorizing Libya operations.
- Dems put Medicare and Medicaid on the table, if Republicans blink on raising tax revenues.
- David Brooks puts the GOP on notice they’ll be blamed if debt talks fail to stave off default.
- Richard Cohen joins Brooks in suggesting the GOP is something other than a national political party.
- What will happen if Congress blows through the debt ceiling.
- Analysis: GOP thinks they hold the cards on the debt ceiling.
- The bond markets already show signs of worry about default.
- Bruce Bartlett doesn’t see a deal happening.
- Clinton warns Dems not to blink.
- And then Clinton calls for cutting corporate tax rates.
- But Dems are already giving the Bush tax cuts a walk.
- And Democratic leaders are looking to extend the payroll-tax holiday.
- Christina Romer explains why hiking taxes on the rich would not hurt the economy.
- Krugman: Obama is dangerously wrong on basic economics.
- Ezra Klein: Democratic strategy is working. So far.
- Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-TX) opens door for short-term deal, White House shuts it.
- Chart: What’s really the problem? Hint: It ain’t government spending.
- Analysis: Obama has a weak economic bench.
- History finds bad things happen when the rich shelter themselves from taxes.
- CEOs of big companies took home 23% raises last year.
- Corporate profits account for 88% of national income growth.
- Corporate America poised to post strong second-quarter earnings.
- Wall Street wants one of its own to lead Treasury. As if Geithner wasn’t one of their own?
- JPMorgan pushes tax break that was debunked by JPMorgan.
- How NBA owners get to keep upping their take, while holding players down.
- Proposed health-care spending cuts would shred the deals struck to pass ObamaCare.
- Premiums for people with pre-existing conditions will plummet 40% in 17 states, thanks to ObamaCare.
- This Congress is doing less than the Do-Nothing Congress.
- Exxon fouls the Yellowstone River.
- Obama Administration seeks higher fuel-efficiency standards.
- Company that profited over recovered BP-spill oil tries to evade royalties.
- Teachers’ union calls for teacher evaluations to include evidence of student progress.
- Disparities still plague our educational system.
- Poll: No, American Jews are not abandoning Obama.
- Obama campaign to push back hard on claims that he abandoned Israel.
- Mayor pushes back on Romney’s Allentown video.
- Steve Benen on Romney’s Allentown fail.
- Romney complains that the recovery is anemic, but also that the recession got worse. Which is it?
- More on Romney’s claims about Obama.
- VIDEO: Romney has tied himself in knots over the economy.
- VIDEO: DNC hits Romney over his flip-flop floundering.
- Romney camp responds to DNC video.
- Huntsman won’t say Obama made it worse.
- VIDEO: New ad boasts about how he shut down government.
- VIDEO: CNN calls Santorum out for fuzzy math. CNN!
- The man who would be president will kick off the school year with no textbooks.
- Christian-Right leaders back Perry.
- Bachmann thinks Americans are too wicked and insufficiently humble. Why does she hate America?
- Bachmann: God will fix America, if America wises up and does what God wants.
(What I’m reading: Greg Sargent’s Plum Line, Think Progress, Matt Yglesias, The Wonk Room, Talking Points Memo, TPMDC, Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, the Washington Monthly, the National Journal, Ezra Klein, Politico’s Playbook and Huddle, Dave Weigel, Wonkette, Firedoglake, the NYT Caucus, Daily Kos, Crooks and Liars. What my iPod has me listening to: Wanna Go Walking by Bruce Cockburn.)
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