Morning Briefing for July 9, 2011

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For June 9, 2011

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1. Debt Limit Surrender

Members of the Tea Party and the conservative movement need to be prepared for some serious disappointment if news reports are correct. News reports have emerged indicating that that “dollar for dollar” cuts to spending promised as part of a grand bargain to increase the debt ceiling may be pro-rated over 10, 20 or even 25 years. It is easy for politicians to promise future cuts to spending when many of these politicians cutting the deal will be long gone from Washington, DC.Politically this deal is very attractive for incumbents of both parties. A $2.4 trillion debt limit increase would negate the need for a further increase in the debt limit until after the next Congressional and Presidential election. This level of a debt limit increase would protect House and Senate incumbent Republicans and Democrats from any further politically difficult votes before they have to face the voters in November of 2012.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Gov. Rick Perry calls for prayer to help our “nation in crisis”

In the Holy Bible, calls for prayer and fasting are frequent responses to dire situations. Yesterday, Texas Governor Rick Perry emulated those Biblical prophets such as Joel in calling for prayer to help address our national crisis. Perry’s call for prayer is being directed to a specific event, “The Response,” which is to be held in Houston on August 6th.The web site for The Response explains why this event is needed.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Unbelievable! NLRB’s Acting General Counsel Opposes Boeing Employees’ Legal Involvement

Last week, three Boeing employees, whose jobs are at stake due to the National Labor Relations Board’s prosecution of their employer, filed to intervene in the case.Now, just a few days later, Lafe Solomon has declared that he is opposed to their intervention in the case–even though they stand a good chance of losing their jobs due to the union and the NLRB’s actions.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. Register for the RedState Gathering

The Third Annual RedState Gathering is coming up very soon — and we’d like to invite you to attend.With the race for the GOP presidential nomination shifting into high gear, this much-anticipated annual gathering promises to be the best one yet.It will be held on August 12-14 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina — and will feature as its keynote speaker South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. The Horserace for Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pay attention on this one folks: the link to this post will not work until noon today. But you are definitely going to want to come back and check it out.With this weekend’s Horserace, I’m adding in Giuliani, who Bill Kristol says is days or a couple of weeks from getting into the race. I’m not putting in Rick Perry or Sarah Palin this week, though the implications of them possibly getting in are mentioned.As always, I put the candidates in alphabetical order. This is, again, my objective take on the candidates based on the news of the week and how I see things shaping up based on conversations with various operatives, activists on the ground, donors, etc.Which major candidate’s campaign is disintegrating? Which candidate could be setting himself up not to win, but to hurt Romney? Click the link at noon eastern time today to find out.Please click here for the rest of the post.



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