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Congress: Making the sale

“House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) began selling his conference on the deal struck late Sunday during a call and slideshow presentation, assuring them ‘there's nothing in this framework that violates our principles,’” The Hill writes.

Roll Call’s anti-CW: “Speaker John Boehner’s right flank might not be the conservative albatross that moderates and Democrats have made it out to be, if last spring’s continuing resolution vote and this summer’s debt fight are any indication.”

The Hill has this take: “The debt-limit deal has put Nancy Pelosi in an awkward, and politically powerful position.”

The AP profiles the Senate’s Tea Party standard-bearer, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC): “The man behind the revolutionizing is a 59-year-old grandfather who used to play drums in a band called Salt and Pepper but now sticks to the guitar. His mother once ran a school of dance and decorum out of his boyhood home in Greenville, S.C. He has little use, however, for many Washington rituals — backslapping, small talk, Sunday shows or fancy dinners with other political players.” 

“Senate Republican conservatives say they do not plan to delay a bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling, giving Congress a chance to make the Aug. 2 deadline set by President Obama,” The Hill reports.