President Obama headed to Chicago for a birthday-themed fundraiser (ABC News)
The “Super Committee” created by the debt ceiling deal has lobbyists excited (Politico)
The FAA could lose billions after Congress fails to end partial shutdown (ABC News)
The Senate has entered August recess, but will hold pro forma sessions to prevent any recess appointments from Obama (Politico)
The TSA will begin Israeli-style passenger questioning at Logan airport in Boston (Boston Globe)
Guy jumps White House fence, is immediately captured by the Secret Service:
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There’s Gold in Them Thar Hollywood Hills by Gerald Nachman: Just let me see some of those old black-and-white movies…
The Disgrace of Obamanomics, by Peter Ferrara: Our President and all the Krugmans and Ezra Kleins out there refuse to face the fact that Keynesianism is dead.
Is Endless Government Debt Irreligious? by Mark Tooley: Rendering to the welfare state shouldn’t be the only option available to American believers.
Facts on Frack Attackers, by Paul Chesser: The well-funded effort to poison natural gas.
Partners, by Roger Kaplan: U.S. congressmen should be playing doubles.
Jerry and Me, by Bill Croke: Those were the days, when Jerry Brown was fiscally responsible.
“I” Is for Indoctrination, by Lucia Rafanelli: Polluting our children in the name of “environmental literacy.”
Now For a Dozen, by Reid Collins: If you thought it was confusing in the past few weeks, hang on. Get ready for the super-commission.