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Mollie at GetReligion criticizes reports about Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) religious beliefs as ... a little dated.
Don't fumble the debt ceiling
Jed Babbin at The American Spectator says House Republicans are "flirting with being labeled 'bumblers' " and are wasting time passing the "cut, cap and balance" bill when it doesn't even include a balanced-budget amendment.
Paging Senator Warren: The case for her campaign
The Atlantic Wire blogger John Hudson thinks White House consumer protection adviser Elizabeth Warren should run for the Senate.
I miss Bob Dole
Newsweek thinks what the Republican party today really needs right now is someone like former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.).
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David Petraeus hands over Afghanistan command
The BBC reports that Gen. David Petraeus, now head of the CIA, handed over U.S. control in Afghanistan to Gen. John Allen.
Obama officially threatens to veto 'cut, cap and balance'
President Obama said the Republican-backed legislation was an “empty political statement," Sam Youngman reports for The Hill.