Morning Must Reads: Trade

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  • The White House is looking to trade Medicare and Medicaid cuts, hitting providers not beneficiaries, for some revenue increases.
  • Romney flips back to saying Obama made the economy worse.
  • Frank Rich lists the left’s economic and financial grievances with Obama at length.
  • Obama nominates a more regulation-friendly candidate to oversee national banks.
  • Five ways to tell if markets are spooked about the debt ceiling. (For example: If people are scrambling to short Treasurys, it’s time to worry.)
  • Tim Pawlenty raised $4.2 million in the second quarter, putting his haul somewhere north of Herman Cain and south of Ron Paul.
  • He’s trying to pivot off the Minnesota shutdown with another (presumably tiny) ad buy in Iowa: