Here’s what the Loop is reading Monday morning:
Behind the scenes fretting — More on the tense negotiations that led to the debt deal last year. According to an excerpt from Bob Woodward’s newest book, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner worried that the impact of allowing the United States to default would be catastrophic. Effects would be “indelible, incurable. It would last for generations,” he said.
Snapped — Funny picture of the day: President Obama gets a bear hug from a Florida voter.