MASSterList: Patrick eases on slots – Debt compromise failure finger-pointing – Finneran on DiMasi’

GAMBLING: As the Legislature gets ready for its August break, the T&G and Republican look to the coming gambling debate set for the fall.

DEBT: Kerry: the U.S. House debt bill is  “a waste of time.” (WBUR) Brown: U.S. House failure to pass anything is “pathetic.” (MassLive) Khazei: “Scott Brown is personally responsible.” (BMG)

A GUY FALLS INTO A HOLE: Tom Finneran sympathizes with Sal DiMasi's (WBUR) post-conviction “tough boat.” (Herald)

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