NRCC cites Te'o in attacking Senate Dems

Derek Wallbank at Bloomberg's Political Capital blog highlights a jab mentioning Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o the National Republican Congressional Committee sent at Senate Democrats.

On congressional pay

Sahil Kapur of Talking Points Memo reviews whether the 27th Amendment of the Constitution allows withholding lawmakers' pay unless they pass a budget.

In defense of nude scanners

Wesley J. Smith argues that nude scanners at airports "should actually reduce" unnecessarily invasive procedures by the TSA.

Pete Peterson predicts markets will panic on debt crisis ... sooner or later

Suzy Khimm at Ezra Klein's Wonkblog interviews Pete Peterson, formerly a member of President Nixon's Cabinet and a founding partner of the Blackstone group.


House GOP to vote next week on three-month increase to debt limit
House Republicans will vote next week on a three-month increase of the debt ceiling, reports The Hill's Russell Berman.

Whole Foods CEO walks back 'fascism' comment
Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey reportedly regrets calling President Obama's healthcare law "more like fascism." The Hill's Elise Viebeck has more.