O yeah, the debt ceiling. Yawn.

On Daily Kos, Jed Lewison argues that the debt limit will only be a crisis if congressional Republicans and the White House want it to be a crisis.

The lost irony in the tax debate

In spite of their intense fight to block them in 2001 and 2003, Daniel Horowitz of RedState suggests that Democrats have fallen in love with the Bush tax cuts.

The top four whoppers Norquist tells to keep Republicans from defecting

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist has begun a wide-ranging media campaign to combat the perception that Republicans are abandoning his pledge, writes Igor Volsky at ThinkProgress.

Gun control, RIP

The American Conservative’s Brian Doherty asserts that the liberal case for the 2nd Amendment is irrelevant.


Protesters strip down in Boehner’s office

According to The Hill’s Alicia Cohn, several protesters stripped naked in Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office while protesting possible cuts to AIDS research. Read more here.

Rice fails to convince Republican senators on Benghazi attack

Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice failed to convince GOP senators that she is not to blame for the attack in Benghazi, reports Julian Pecquet of The Hill.