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The Obama Morning News || August 3, 2011

The bipartisan committee tasked with developing a broader plan to control the government’s debt is likely to confront the same ideological divide that caused an almost crippling impasse in the debt-limit debate.

Vice President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell launched the endgame as Old Washington moved in to create a deal that New Washington didn’t much like.

Weak economic signs spurred stocks to plunge anyway, pushing markets to their lowest point of the year. China dropped its credit rating for the United States.

President Obama is pivoting quickly back to the economy, vowing to fight for “new jobs, higher wages and faster economic growth.” Secretary of Treasury Geithner is expected to quit soon, providing a new opportunity for Obama.

Obama’s campaign expects to raise tens of millions of dollars less this summer than it did in the spring because negotiations over the debt limit forced him to cancel several fundraisers.

As 2012 sweepstakes intensifies, GOP front-runner Mitt Romney will unveil policy proposals and begin an appearance blitz. Rick Perry’s day of prayer event may be a risky political gamble.

Obama will mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with visits to all three sites. Local communities are best suited to combatting violent extremism, the Obama administration concludes in a new national plan to fight the threat of al-Qaida and other violent radicals at home.

Secretary of State Clinton met with U.S.-based Syrian democracy activists as the Obama administration weighed new sanctions on Syria

A GOP lawmaker apologized to Obama for using the term “tar baby.”

And the RNC accidentally listed Obama’s last day in office as January 20, 2017.

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14 Responses to The Obama Morning News || August 3, 2011

  1. As a registered Dem in AZ, I, too, was asked to hold a birthday party for MrO and invite 50 of my ‘friends’ to attend. I think there are only 50 Dems in all of the Phoenix area and they’re not happy with MrO’s agenda, either.
    So, sorry, no can do.

    I, too, am guilty of using the descriptive, “tar baby”, not realizing that the Black community considers it a derogative noun or adjective. It seems that we need a manual of the words or phrases that anyone finds offensive.

    • good luck with that manual.. I’m finding that so many of my fellow african americans are offended not so much by the word but by WHO is saying the word thereby revealing a hypocritical racism. For we use the “n” word toward each other yet, once a “non-black ” uses that word,
      Oh boy ! its RACISM ! ! kinda wacky huh?

  2. President Obama is pivoting quickly back to the economy, vowing to fight for “new jobs, higher wages and faster economic growth

    This is the 14th time he’s focused “like a laser beam!” on jobs. Guess he failed to learn the lessons of FDR’s failed attempts to do the same.

    • Uh-oh–the laser beam again. And the pivoting… The problem is–he has such a short attn span and so little idea what to do, all this beaming and pivoting is but sound and dreary.

  3. Keith, I hope you will let us know more about the jobs fair outside Obamas birthday party.Will there be a press pool at this occasion ? If there is I presume that guards and police can not use violence but have to leave the participants alone. I think it is a brilliant idea. It will show the contradictions in Obamas words and deeds and the media will have to report. Obama nowadays talks about cuts and savings and that everyone has to “chip in” but continues his life in luxury.

  4. There won’t be any ideological divide on the super committee. The super committee is nothing more than a vehicle for the ruling class to silence the conservatives we sent to Congress in 2010 to make changes. We had great success in flipping the House to the Republican party. Unfortunately, they elected the same old big government leadership who has bargained away all that success. The filibuster rules were changed, making Congress more of a democratic body than a representative republic. Obama owns the Senate so whoever Reid/McConnell assigns to that committee will be doing his bidding. Look for fiscal giants like Chuck Shumer to be assigned. Will this committee only deal with revenue? Or will it also deal with immigration and gun control? We won’t know until Cass Sunstein finishes writing the regulations associated with the law. All we can do is keep an eagle eye on them and work to elect a lot more conservatives in 2012.

  5. Is he going to visit the 911 Victory Mosque? Muslims are praying daily in the original building on the VM site.

    I guess the Republican doesn’t know what a “tar baby” is. An apology for use of this term is stupid.

  6. The bipartisan committee tasked with developing a broader plan to control the government’s debt is likely to confront the same ideological divide that caused an almost crippling impasse in the debt-limit debate.

    No duh…then they get all those Draconian cuts–speaking of the Greeks. Setup, all this?