The House will vote on the John Boehner “two-step” bill for raising the debt ceiling (CNN)
President Obama has his third day in a row with no schedule public appearances as debt limit debates continue (Politico)
Contrary to everything he’s said on the record, Tim Geithner is preparing to prioritize Treasury payments in order to avoid defaulting on the debt (New York Times)
Capitol Hill Tea Party event fizzles (Slate)
Sen. Al Franken engages in the New Tone on the Senate floor with “Welcome Terrorists” sign:
Holding Trade Deals Hostage by Andrew Cline: Yet another way Obama is blocking job growth.
Get in Line, by W. James Antle, III: Ahead of a debt ceiling vote, Republican leaders hope to corral conservative hardliners.
Bullying From the Pulpit, by George Neumayr: Obama’s final demagogic push.
Adolf and Anders, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: One imagines that the two would have much to agree on.
Birth Control for All? by Lucia Rafanelli: The Institute of Medicine has some new ideas on the definition of “preventive care.”
Bedtime for Bono, by Christopher Orlet: A rebel with too many causes descends on St. Louis.
A Nation Set Apart, by Tom Bethell: Hostility to Israel is widespread and rising.