Lots of headline action on Monday morning:
Obama Leans on G.O.P. for a Deal on Debt CeilingObama and Boehner will resume talks today after failing to sell their $4 trillion “grand bargain.” H-A-C-K in in the USA: Did Murdoch's phone criminals hack 9/11 victim phones?McConnell Admits Defeating Obama Is GOP's 'Single Most Important' Goal
More at the Newswire.
Obama calls Boehner's bluff, and Boehner folds:
Boehner Abandons 'Grand Bargain' Talks Over Tax HikesSixteen Senators Ask DOJ to Investigate Potentially Illegal State Voter Disenfranchisement LawsThree unnamed top U.S. officials told the New York Times that the U.S. intends to cut or suspend hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to Pakistan (via Think Progress)Total Recall 2011 Begins: AZ State Senate President Russell Pearce Recalled, Must Run for Re-Election Or ResignThere is no fiscal crisis — the only crisis here is the one the Republicans are makingTea-baggers and Christianists are threatening uppity journalists with death (via Mark Crispin Miller)Is Fox News Scared? Desperate Attacks on Watchdog Group Media Matters Suggest YesFederal Government Rules Marijuana Has No Accepted Medical Purpose
The plot thickens!
President Obama: Jobs report shows urgency of creating economic security — Obama blames political wrangling for rise in the number of unemployed — Obama administration announces policy to help unemployed homeowners facing foreclosureObama making presence felt in Republican fightUndercover Investigation Confirms Prez-Wannabe Michele Bachmann's Hubby's Clinic Provides Discredited, Damaging 'Ex-Gay' TherapyPentagon Shift Ends Ousters Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'Pentagon suspends Don't Ask, Don't Tell; gays now welcome to serve their countryUS push for Middle East peace talks foundering
Obama: No debt deal reached, next meeting scheduled for SundayObama at odds with Democrats, Democratic leadership on Social Security — White House Rules Out Constitutional Option on Debt Ceiling — Pelosi: House Dems won't support 'any cuts in benefits for Social Security or Medicare' — Obama Aide on Social Security Cut Story: It 'Overshoots the Runway'Republicans worry about anemic fundraising by Romney and the 2012ersBill Clinton: GOP War on Voting Is Most Determined Disenfranchisement Effort Since Jim CrowAnalysis ► But Social Security isn't broken!Supply Side Economics in Action: Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.2 Percent, Just 18,000 Jobs Created Last MonthSupreme Court Gives Rick Perry's Texas the Thumbs Up to Violate International LawRupert Murdoch's 'News of the World' to Close for Phone Hacking
White House: Major cuts to Social Security, Medicare are on the tableObama on invoking 14th Amendment in debt crisis: Not yet, but who knows?Obama Hints at Pressuring Banks to Cut Mortgage Principal for Underwater HomeownersBill Clinton compares the GOP's crackdown on voting rights to the days of Jim CrowFederal Bank Regulators Scrutinizing Mortgage Lawsuits Against Banks, Opening New Worry for Investors, Bankers Court Orders Immediate Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'