Today’s Most Popular Stories 8.8.11

Every afternoon we surf your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for August 8, 2011:

Washington Post: The worse the economy, the less likely that Congress will do anything about it

Washington Times: Democrats seek to pin credit downgrade on tea party

Washington Examiner: Sunday Reflection: Why the GOP should give Obama the higher taxes he wants

USA Today: Police work to unravel motive in Ohio rampage

NPR: How Much Do Debt Ratings Matter?

The Hill: 50 Most Beautiful People for 2011

Politico: Financial markets tumble worldwide after credit downgrade

Roll Call: House Ends Page Program

National Journal: A Battle Royale Over Credibility

The New Republic: Liberals’ Strange Retreat on Government Spending

The Daily Caller: The National Organization for Women defends Bachmann against Newsweek