President Obama will deliver a statement on the bad jobs report this morning (Lynn Sweet)
Illinois is the only state left with a concealed-carry ban (Chicago Tribune)
The White House is preparing its new, post-Tucson gun control stance (Fox News)
Obama to hold what will surely be a tense meeting with Nancy Pelosi at the White House to discuss the debt deal (Washington Post)
And he cancels his Montana vacation for this weekend (Fox News)
Sen. Mike Lee fields a question about the 14th Amendment and the debt ceiling very ably:
On the main site:
Patriotic Stirrings in the Real America by Quin Hillyer: Folks in Alabama sense a dangerous problem in this country — and his first name is “Barack.”
Summer Books, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: This summer there is an abundance of them.
Race Against Reality, by Robert M. Goldberg: Debunking media myths on Donald Berwick.
A New Birth, by Ben Stein: The future is exciting but scary.
Imperious China, by George H. Wittman: The Chinese government doesn’t like to be insulted — something Prime Minister Cameron recently learned the hard way. U.S. diplomats take notice.
Global Warming Tales and Tails, by Ross Kaminsky: Global warming scientists will stop at nothing to advance their phony claims — and they don’t care how many camels they have to shoot to do it.