Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/31/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 7/31/2011The U.S. Senate failed to pass Majority Leader Harry Reid’s measure that would have raised the debt limit. Although they commanded a majority, Senate Democrats lacked the 60 votes necessary for a procedural vote to end a Republican filibuster. However, a compromise was reportedly later reached that will allow both houses to agree, and thus prevent a default before Tuesday’s deadline.

In other news, two Muslim teenagers in London pleaded guilty to criminal damage for spray-painting burkas on sexy models in advertising posters.

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