On the Radar: August 3, 2011

Obama Pivots To New String Of Problems
By Charles Babington, Associated Press
President Barack Obama dodged a debt-ceiling fiasco Tuesday. He reacted with a wiped brow more than a victory lap, and with good reason. Read more

Deficit Battle Shifts To Panel
By Naftali Bendavid and Carol E. Lee, The Wall Street Journal
The Senate approved—and President Barack Obama immediately signed—the long-awaited deal to raise the nation's debt limit Tuesday, as the battle shifted to how a special committee created by the measure will cut the deficit by $1.5 trillion. Read more

President Obama Signs Debt-Limit Bill Into Law
By Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post
The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a plan to raise the federal debt limit and cut government spending, ending a bitter partisan stalemate that had threatened to plunge the nation into default and destabilize the world economy. Read more

Debt Fight Over, Obama Promises Action On Jobs
By Jeff Zeleny and Mark Landler, The New York Times
Having ceded considerable ground to Republicans in the debt ceiling fight, President Obama set out Tuesday to reclaim the initiative on the economy, promising a new effort to spur job creation while seeking to position himself as a proven voice of reason in an era of ideological overreach. Read more

IED Attacks In Afghanistan Hit All-Time High
By Yochi J, Dreazen, National Journal
The number of IED attacks in Afghanistan has spiked to all-time high, U.S. military officials said, because of the free flow of critical bomb-making materials from neighboring Pakistan. Read more 

Posted: Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:00am