The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Casey Anthony confession video? Beware: If you come across a link promising a video of Casey Anthony confessing to killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, you should pass. It’s a fake. Or more specifically, it’s a scam. The link, showing up all over Facebook, reads: “BREAKING NEWS – Leaked video of CASEY ANTHONY confessing to lawyers. Click To See – She can’t be re-tried, double jeopardy[sic]…OJ all over again!”

The Takeaway: McConnell Plan Tug of War; Caregiver Catch-22

Debt talks heat up, President Obama walks out. (He’ll be back today.)  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued yesterday to push his “last-option” plan to solve the debt ceiling crisis – for the sake of the nation and his party. “All of a sudden we have co-ownership of a bad economy. That is very bad positioning going into an election.” But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, left, will have none of it.