The House will vote on the debt limit deal struck last night today (Bloomberg)
Meanwhile, Syria faces its bloodiest counterprotests yet, as at least 70 protesters were killed yesterday (New York Times)
President Obama will spend today encouraging members of Congress to vote yes on the debt deal (ABC News)
Obama announces the deal:
Slippery Weasels, Deals, and Triggers by Jed Babbin: With Mitch McConnell in the driver’s seat, the president had no choice but to go along on his ride.
A Tale of Two Dealmakers, by Paul Kengor: Obama is no Reagan when it comes to negotiating.
MTV at 30, by Daniel J. Flynn: Thirty years ago today, MTV launched the 1980s by playing “Video Killed the Radio Star.”
Return to Beverly Hills, by Ben Stein: Easier done than any return to fiscal sanity.
Extremism and the Democratic Party, by James M. Thunder: Extremism in the defense of big government is a vice
Lean and Hungry Cats, by Roger Kaplan: Big time tennis comes to Washington again, replete with lean and hungry talent that can stand the heat.
The Gold Plated Years, by Peter Hannaford: A new focus on public employee pensions.