The U.S. House of Representatives finally passed a bill that permits the raising of the debt limit and provides for modest spending reductions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the bill will be dead when it gets to the Senate, and President Obama promises to veto it, anyway. So default is still just four days away.
In other news, according to intelligence sources in Belarus, Anders Behring Breivik received paramilitary training earlier this year at a secret camp in Belarus.
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