Harry Reid will appoint Max Baucus, the Senate’s top tax-writer, campaign chief Patty Murray and shadow secretary of state John Kerry to the supercommittee tasked with finding more than $1 trillion in savings by year’s end.
The debt debate seems to have damaged the Republican brand: Democrats are at an even 47-47 in a CNN poll, but
The economy added 117,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate dipped to 9.1%. Those are modest but relieving numbers after several bad months and very low expectations. Public sector losses are still dragging the number down.