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Obama: Democrats, Republicans Will Work All Weekend to Reach Debt Deal

Emerging from what he described as "a very constructive meeting" with congressional leaders, President Obama today said his staff and theirs will be working through the weekend to come up with a budget compromise "so the full faith and credit of the United States is not impaired."

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm

Mullen Claims Islamabad 'Sanctioned' Journalist's Killing

The U.S. believes the Pakistani government "sanctioned" the murder of a prominent Pakistani journalist who had been probing links between the country's security services and its Islamic militants, said Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

"It was sanctioned by the government," Mullen told journalists in Washington on Thursday. "I have not seen anything to disabuse that the government knew about it."

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm

Report: Appeals Court Overturns FCC's Relaxed Media Ownership Rules

An appeals court on Thursday overturned Federal Communications Commission rules permitting the ownership of newspapers and broadcast TV stations in the same market, according to an Associated Press report.

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm

Democrats Tap Weprin To Run For Weiner's Old Seat

Democrats have decided on state Assemblyman David Weprin as their choice to run in New York's 9th District special election to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner, YNN's Capital Tonight reports.

Weprin will meet with Queens Democrats tonight and will file paperwork certifying him as their pick on Friday. Each party will choose their nominees for the September 13 election, as state law does not allow for primaries to be held prior.

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm

Iowa Conservative Group Wants GOP Candidates To Sign Marriage Pledge

A leading religious conservative group in Iowa is asking the Republican presidential candidates to sign a pledge vowing marital fidelity and support for a same-sex marriage ban, according to The Brody File.

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm

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Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm

Senators Strike Ethanol Subsidy Deal

The ethanol industry might be hanging by a thread after a bipartisan trio of senators reached a deal Thursday reforming federal support of biofuels. The most obvious legislative vehicle for the package is the deficit package, but its inclusion there remains unclear as the broader talks remain deadlocked over tax increases.

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm

Boehner: 'Maybe 50-50' Chance of a Debt Deal Reached Within 48 Hours

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, informed fellow House Republicans on Thursday that the chances of congressional leaders and President Obama reaching a tentative debt-ceiling deal within 48 hours are “maybe 50-50.”

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm

The Tea Party's Murder-Suicide Pact

Congress cut short its July 4th recess and returned to Washington this week to try and reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Or, rather, some of its members are trying -- a growing number of Republicans responsive to the Tea Party movement seem dead set against this. They not only claim that the United States won't suffer any negative consequences if it doesn't raise the ceiling, but that refusing will have the salutary effect of forcing the government to live within its means.

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm

When Should Newt Gingrich Drop Out?

For Newt Gingrich, it may only be a matter of time.

Posted: Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:23pm