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Arianna Talks HuffPost Women Launch And The Debt Ceiling Deal On 'Morning Joe' (VIDEO)

Posted: 08/01/11 01:32 PM ET

Arianna went on "Morning Joe" today to discuss the official launch of HuffPost Women, debuting today, as well as HuffPost Parents and HuffPost Black Voices on Wednesday. At the top of the Women vertical today is an exclusive by HuffPost reporter Amanda Fairbanks about college-age girls selling sex in order to pay for school.

One young woman, named "Taylor" in the piece, found herself with $15,000 in unpaid tuition and resorted to using a matching site for "sugar daddies" to find college-age "sugar babies". As Arianna points out, the perverse reality is that: "This is what is going on in America while we debate the debt ceiling."

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Arianna also gave her impressions of the debt ceiling compromise reached Sunday night by President Obama and Congressional leaders.

She lamented the outcome as a breakdown of our political system, and that the president surrendered to congressional Republicans without negotiating over what his own party wanted.

Talking with NBC's Chuck Todd about the fallout, she contrasted the economy Obama faces with the one President Clinton dealt with. Most notably, Obama's pledge to now deal with the jobs crisis was labeled his most "laughable" statement of this whole process, as it's a promise he's made many times before.

WATCH Arianna's discussion with the show's panel.