Tea Party to Blame for S&P’s Drop, Jay-Z & Kanye’s ‘Watch The Throne,’ New Human Trafficking Law, Dresses, Daniel Craig Covers Esquire UK, Tottenham Riots

The US’s drop in credit rating can all be attributed to … the Tea Party? Wait, what?
“This is the Tea Party downgrade because a minority of people in the House of Representatives countered even the will of many Republicans in the United States Senate who were prepared to do a bigger deal,’’ Kerry said yesterday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.’’

John McCain, who followed Kerry on the program, defended Tea Party conservatives, saying they were fulfilling the promises they made when they ran for Congress last fall.

“For them to then agree to tax increases and spending increases was obviously a repudiation of the mandate they felt they had from last November,’’ the Arizona Republican said.” [BostonGlobe]

This is a win; a new law will not punish victims of trafficking for prostitution, which was like arresting someone for being kidnapped. [Jezebel]

Summer-to-Fall dresses! [Racked]

Daniel “Ugly Bond” Craig coves Esquire UK. [CoverJunkie]

Tottenham riots rule the UK’s newspapers, here’s the front page stories and the back story. [BBC] [Telegraph]

Oh yeah, I’m sure I’ll be listening to my bootleg of Watch The Throne as you’re reading this and … it just arrived in my inbox. Thank you Based God.

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