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There’s so much happening in Washington, and across America, it’s enough to spin your head.  The presumptive POTUS Obama adamantly using his usual scare talk to push through his agenda, one that’s destroying America’s economy and social fabric. Republican leaders who sailed this ship into catastrophic shoals over the past decades are gulping with the realization that we Americans “Have had enough!” and they face losing that which is dearest to them:  their re-election — if they raise the debt ceiling.

Whoo boy! We’ll be talking about this critical juncture in our country’s future on tonight’s show.

And Patrice Lewis will drop by for a bit to explain how amidst a sea of politico/economic “talking heads” and an ocean of concern on where America is headed, there are some practical things we can do to protect ourselves from the thieves in DC.

IN case you don’t know her, Patrice is a freelancer writer and regular contributor to WND.com with her popular weekly column, Real America. She lives on a twenty acre homestead in north Idaho-having escaped the rat race of SoCal with her husband and two children to enjoy her own personal slice of American “simplicity” amidst assorted livestock and a growing home-based wood crafting business.

We get underway at 9 pm ET — join us!

It’s all abuzz at Memeorandum
CBS News:

Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3  —  President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.

The Politico:

Senate GOP mulls new debt strategy  —  Trying to get out of the political box which they have helped to create, Senate Republicans are actively discussing a new plan under which the debt ceiling would grow in three increments over the remainder of this Congress unless lawmakers approve a veto proof resolution of disapproval.

Erick Erickson / Erick’s blog:

Mitch McConnell Just Proposed the “Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011″  —  Editor’s note: I decided to make the title less incendiary.  —  Consider the Associated Press’s headline right now: “GOP Leader McConnell proposes giving Obama new power for automatic debt limit increase”

Brian Beutler / TPMDC:

The Big Blink?  McConnell Proposes Giving Obama Authority To Raise Debt Limit Alone  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has proposed creating an escape hatch for Congressional Republicans, who have put themselves in a box by threatening not to raise the national debt limit …

Michelle Malkin:

Another mortifying McConnell head-banging-against-the-wall moment  —  Longtime readers are familiar with our time-honored tradition of marking inevitable Senate GOP sellout moments with the head-banging-against-the-wall animated gif.  —  Well, it is time to resurrect it again …

Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:

Republicans Introduce Plan, Go On Offensive  —  The debt ceiling debate continues.  —  Senate Republicans mounted a bold offensive today against President Obama’s effort to force them to accept a tax hike as part of a bipartisan agreement to raise the debt limit.

Andrew Stiles / National Review:

Norquist: Time to Force Obama’s Hand  —  Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, says he supports Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “contingency plan” designed to force President Obama to assume nearly all of the responsibility for raising the debt ceiling.

Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:

Craven Reign  —  I just finished explaining that Mitch McConnell epic passing of the buck to President Obama amounts to one of the most brazen and open admissions of cynicism I’ve ever seen.  McConnell is saying: Debt, Schmedt, we’ll let you do pretty much anything as long as we’ve got the politics wired to help us.
Discussion: Daily Kos

Jackie Calmes / The Caucus:

McConnell Proposal Gives Obama Power to Increase Debt Limit  —  The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said Tuesday that a bipartisan budget deal with President Obama is probably out of reach, and he proposed a plan under which the president could increase …

Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:

McConnell’s debt disapproval plan  —  As I reported earlier, Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is suggesting n alternative to the stalemated debt-ceiling talks.  His debt disapproval plan works like this, according to information provided to Right Turn:

Corey Boles / Wall Street Journal:
McConnell Says ‘Real Deal’ Not Possible With Obama

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