News Roundup for 7/27/11

Circus elephant
GOP's new symbol

-Headline of the Day-
"House Republicans Revolt Against Boehner Debt Plan."

Who's the leader of House Republicans? Turns out it's not Speaker of the House John Boehner. In fact, it's looking a lot like it's nobody. Remember how Boehner went on the teevee to tell everyone that Obama's plan sucked and his ruled? Yeah, turns out that a lot of Republicans think his plans sucks. A lot GOPers don't want to raise the debt ceiling at all, mostly because they're stupid, insane, or some combination of the two.

You might remember that Boehner ran it past the guy he thought ran the House -- Rush Limbaugh -- and the boss said he was cool with it. So that means that these 'bagger nuts are to the right of Rush Limbaugh.

Boehner and his partner in crime Eric Cantor have been reduced to bullying and pleading with the crazies, but it's no go. So far, they've chosen their kamikaze run and they're sticking with it. (Crooks and Liars)

-"What could I do?"-
The real purpose of a Balanced Budget Amendment...

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Any questions? (McClatchy)

-Bonus HotD-
"Endangered Species Act Restored In House Revolt By Democrats."

Wow, score one for the good guys...

Although, the fact that I'm surprised demonstrates just how screwed we really are. (ThinkProgress)

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