Morning EDition: August 2, 2011

Updated
By Jonathan Larsen

Sorry I’m running late today. Maybe NJ Transit needs another tunnel into Manhattan. Enough griping, here’s your Morning EDition:

TODAY

  • The House goes home. Until Sept. 7th. Just like your summer vacation, right?
  • Senate vote on the debt-ceiling deal is expected at noon.
  • Pres. Obama will make a statement following the Senate vote.

BUDGET

JOBS

CLASS WARFARE

  • Study finds weakening of unions has led to income disparity.
  • Significant numbers of students may be unable to repay their loans.
  • Wall St. has spent $100 million this year to fight back against already-weakened new rules.

BROKEN GOVERNMENT

  • House members fly home on planes inspected by FAA safety inspectors working without pay. Leaving Dems defending rural airports. And unions.
  • We could have another shutdown standoff next month.
  • And another one.
  • Map: Which states are actually the parasites on government?
  • Analysis: Our system is fine, it’s the GOP that’s screwed up.

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

LATINOPHOBIA

ISLAMOPHOBIA

  • Fox attacks Obama’s Ramadan statement.

WISCONSIN

  • Could debt-deal loss dispirit Wisconsin progressives in the recall battle?

SYRIA

SOMALIA

  • Islamist insurgents make the famine worse by detaining starving refugees.

RACISM

  • Lawmaker apologizes to Pres. Obama for calling him a “tar baby.”

RIGHT-WING MEDIA

  • Another arrest in the Murdoch newspaper scandal.
  • Right-wing media lie to smear Norah O’Donnell.

2012

(What I’m reading: Greg Sargent’s Plum Line, Think Progress, Matt Yglesias, Talking Points MemoTPMDC, Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, the Washington Monthly, CNN’s PoliticalTicker, 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: Pacing the Cage by Bruce Cockburn.) 

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Morning EDition: August 2, 2011

Updated