Morning EDition: July 27, 2011

Updated
By Jonathan Larsen

 

The dog days of summer are quieting things down a bit, finally – on the non-debt ceiling stuff. Of that, however, there is plenty. Here’s today’s Morning EDition:

TODAY

  • Two House committees hold hearings on homegrown terrorism. Unless it’s by white Christians.

BUDGET

WALL ST. / BANKS

  • Even if the US avoids default, Wall St. may punish Americans for not embracing even more austerity.
  • But Moody’s assures Americans all they have to worry about is higher interest rates. Whew!
  • Anti-Dodd/Frank lobbyists doing brisk business, which is weird, what with Dodd-Frank having impoverished Wall St.
  • Alabama county tries to stave off the largest municipal bankruptcy ever.
  • DOJ preparing to go after Wells Fargo for allegedly targeting black borrowers for predatory lending.

BROKEN GOVERNMENT

VOTING RIGHTS

  • Maine GOP tries to scare college students out of voting.

ISLAMOPHOBIA

  • Rep. Peter King (R-NY) goes ahead with anti-Muslim hearings; blocks Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) from testifying.
  • Birther accused of fraud.

MISOGYNY

IMMIGRATION

  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is arrested outside the White House protesting immigration policy.

TERRORISM

AFGHANISTAN

MITT ROMNEY

  • Romney names his VP short list. All swing staters.

MICHELE BACHMANN

  • Add “home loan” to the list of government loans/aid Bachmann both rails against and has utilized.

RICK PERRY

  • Perry follows in Bush’s footsteps to the door of the religious right, with one big misstep.

Oh, and thanks to whomever it was that pointed out my billions/millions slip yesterday. I apologize and I’ve fixed it. Thanks for the eagle eye.

(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: Dance to the Music by Sly and the Family Stone.) 

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Morning EDition: July 27, 2011

Updated