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1. Was Bill tougher than Barack?

Ian Leslie reminds us of Bill Clinton's reaction to his own debt ceiling crisis.

2. Mystery shoppers expose lies told by crisis pregnancy centres

Over at the F Word, Jess McCabe blogs on "scaremongering, emotive language and inaccurate information" given to women at abortion clinics.

3. This morning's grim Eurothought

Paul Krugman observes a bitter irony in European leaders' attempt to prevent history from repeating itself.

4. Ed Miliband: summer reading shows passion for US, indifference to Europe

Nicholas Watt shares the Labour leader's summer reading list. It doesn't involve any light reading.

5. Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg in bid to silence comedy Twitter account

Political Scrapbook notes that the Tory MP no longer sees the funny side of a spoof Twitter account in his name.