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Live From Capitol Hill: Interns, Interns, Everywhere

Prince Philippe of Belgium meets with John Kerry, Senate Democrats each lunch together, and a new batch of interns start.

What else is happening today on the Hill? Tell @jujedwards.

Capitol Hill offices and other subscribers can view more than 300 profiles of Hill aides and staffers at nationaljournal.com/hillpeople.

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 11:40am

Just Give In and We Won't Have a Problem

Tom Toles suggests Republicans might not actually be interested in negotiating.
Tom Toles suggests Republicans might not actually be interested in negotiating.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:40am

Anthony Weiner Wants a Say on His Replacement

Other than buying the occasional cheap carnations, we haven't heard much from Anthony Weiner since he resigned from Congress almost two weeks ago. Naturally, the New York Post gets us up to speed: "in a dazzling display of arrogance...

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:40am

Bachmann on Comparison to Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy: 'People Can Make Mistakes'

Less than 24 hours after formally kicking off her presidential bid in Waterloo, Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is already fighting two very different battles in the 2012 war.

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:40am

Live From the Hill - Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Prince Philippe of Belgium meets with John Kerry, Senate Democrats each lunch together, and a new batch of interns start.

What else is happening today on the Hill? Tell @jujedwards.

Capitol Hill offices and other subscribers can view more than 300 profiles of Hill aides and staffers at nationaljournal.com/hillpeople.

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:40am

Cain: Obama Wants Economic Worsening In Order to Raise Taxes

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain blasted President Obama for his handling of the economy in a Fox and Friends appearance Tuesday morning, accusing Obama and Democrats of wanting a bigger economic crisis so they could raise taxes.

“I predicted this nine months ago, quite frankly, that that was the game plan,” he said.

His plan for the economy, he said, included capping taxes on corporate profits and individuals at 25 percent, suspending taxes on repatriated profits for multinational companies and cutting the capital gains tax to zero.

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 10:40am

Home Prices Drop Again, Extending a Double-Dip

Home prices dropped for the year ending in April, extending a double-dip as the housing market continues to frustrate the nation's economic recovery.

The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 cities, released Tuesday morning, showed a 4 percent drop from April 2010, in line with predictions from 30 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. It was the largest decrease in 17 months.

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:40am

U.S. Backs Front-Runner Lagarde to Head IMF

The United States is supporting French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde to be the next head of the International Monetary Fund, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a statement Tuesday morning.

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:40am

Report: IPO Filings Reach Four-Year High

Filings for initial public offerings have reached their fastest quarterly pace since 2007 at a rough time for global markets, Bloomberg reports.

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: California Scheming

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Blagojevich could be sentenced up to 300 years in prison. The National Republican Congressional Committee and Majority PAC both launch new, Medicare-focused ads. Deb Fischer's getting into the Nebraska Senate race and Roger Williams is leaving the Texas Senate contest. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 8:40am