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Reid Will Move on His Debt-Ceiling Plan Today

Declaring a House GOP plan to raise the debt ceiling all but irrelevant, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said on Friday that he will move ahead with his own alternative plan.

“By the end of the day today, I must take action on the Senate’s compromise legislation,” Reid said in morning remarks on the Senate floor.

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 12:46pm

Obama: Not a Vote that Allows Congress to Spend More Money

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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:46am

DOCUMENT: House Speaker Boehner's Debt Plan

This is the latest version of the Boehner bill and reflects changes made after GOP leaders failed to assemble the necessary votes to pass it Thursday. This bill is the current legislative vehicle and may come to the House floor later Friday. As with the earlier version, it is subject to change if leadership so decides.

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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:46am

Obama Sees 'Way Out of Mess'

With the House in seeming chaos, the stock market dropping, and the deadline looming, President Obama on Friday morning demanded that Congress take action to raise the debt ceiling, declaring that “the time for putting party first is over. The time for compromise on behalf of the American people is now.”

Compromise is reachable, he insisted, saying, “There are plenty of ways out of this mess.” But he added ominously, “We are almost out of time.”

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:46am

LIVE BLOG: Obama Urges Compromise; Senate Will Consider Reid Bill

A day after the House postponed its vote on Speaker John Boehner's Budget Control Act, Washington remains at a stalemate. Follow our live blog below for the latest developments.

11:40 a.m. National Journal has obtained the latest version of Boehner's proposal. Read it here.

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:46am

Obama: Any Solution to Avoid Default Must Be Bipartisan

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Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:46am

Senate majority leader sets up a series of weekend votes.

Declaring a House GOP plan to raise the debt ceiling all but irrelevant, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said on Friday that he will move ahead with his own alternative plan.

“By the end of the day today, I must take action on the Senate’s compromise legislation,” Reid said in morning remarks on the Senate floor.

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:46am

Obama: 'Give Me Something to Sign by Tuesday'

President Obama called on both parties in Congress to find common ground on a debt deal and give him "something to sign by Tuesday"--the deadline for raising the government's debt ceiling.

President Obama called on both parties in Congress to find common ground on a debt deal and give him "something to sign by Tuesday"--the deadline for raising the government's debt ceiling.

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:46am

Today's e-Reads: South Korean Cyberattack May Have Exposed Data of Millions

Private information from up to 35 million Internet users may have been stolen in South Korean cyberattack, Reuters reports.

Google is beefing up its patent portfolio, Bloomberg says.

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:46am

Presidential Commission: Interim and Long-Term Storage Needed for Nuclear Waste

A White-House appointed commission tasked with finding long-term solutions for storing the nation’s spent nuclear fuel says that the government needs to simultaneously operate a centralized interim storage facility and several permanent geological repositories for nuclear waste, regardless of what becomes of long-delayed plans to dump nuclear waste under Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 11:46am