FROM THE BLOGS:
Obama’s weakness matters
Ed Rogers at The Washington Post says President Obama has thrown in the towel on his second term.
The fight of Obama’s life
Jonathan Chait at New York magazine previews the debt-ceiling fight and its importance to Obama’s presidency.
ObamaCare is toast
Jay Cost at The Weekly Standard says Republicans still have plenty of options when it comes to dismantling the president’s healthcare law.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Obama blasts GOP threats to ‘burn the house down’
The Hill’s Justin Sink reports on the president’s response to the budget battles taking place on Capitol Hill.
Obama speaks by phone
Rebecca Shabad at The Hill reports on the first diplomatic engagement between the two countries since 1980.