How I botched it on CNBC Salon. Alex Pareene is being modest – he did fine. I especially loved Maria Bartiromo bleating “Oh, the New York Times, of course it’s true if it’s in the New York Times,” just hours after the NYT’s Andrew Ross Sorkin fulfilled his duties as a CNBC HOST.
Dimon, bank executives to meet Obama on Wednesday over debt ceiling Reuters. I assume handcuffs has nothing to do with this.
Florida foreclosure king is a scapegoat, attorney says at hearing Palm Beach Post. That poor, oppressed David J. Stern.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch:
Chinese Banker Jailed for Housing Scheme WSJ. They do not take kindly to forged mortgage documents… at least in China, they don’t.
Obama Should Ignore the Debt Ceiling Henry Aaron
Do not kid yourself that the eurozone is recovering Wolfgang Munchau
Norway shifts to the right with new coalition Financial Times
US diplomats expelled from Venezuela for conspiring with ‘extreme right’ Guardian. Never can tell what’s really going on here, but would a soul be surprised if this were true?
Singing mice protect their turf with high-pitched tunes EarthSky (h/t Lambert)
F.A.A. Panel Backs Easing Of Device Rules NYT. Government can still do great things.
U.S. On Verge Of Full-Scale Government Hoedown The Onion (h/t Lambert)
Antidote du jour, to tide you over given the loss of the National Zoo’s panda-cam: