The Day In Politics, 7/20

Today we learned what Texas Gov. Rick Perry thinks of Iraq and the stimulus, from Kuwait; the business lobby still hates the Employee Free Choice Act; President Obama didn't mention his August deadline for health reform in a speech today, advocating a bill by the end of the year instead; and health insurers released a TV ad backing reform.

We also considered why Obama is facing Democratic resistance on health care; whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposal to tax millionaires is realistic; and whether the "new normal" of less personal spending is good or bad for the White House.

Tomorrow: the Senate Judiciary Committee meets to consider Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court; President Obama and the First Lady attend a White House country music celebration; the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on stimulus spending, transparency, and fraud prevention.