Mondayt's dueling speeches by President Obama and House Speaker Boehner only seem to reinforce the state of the stalemate over raising the debt ceiling. Jeffrey Brown discusses the entrenchment in Washington with The Wall Street Journal's Gerald Seib, The New…
The full remarks of President Obama and Speaker John Boehner.
After an eight-month stalemate, Iraqi leaders have reached an agreement that keeps Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in power but distributes other key posts. Despite ongoing tensions between Maliki and his primary rival, Iyad Allawi, many hope this will stave off…
In other news Friday, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced she wants to be Democratic minority leader in the new Congress. In Pakistan, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside of a mosque.
In other news, the House approved another $97 billion in war funding for Iraq and Afghanistan through September, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi again denied she knew about terror suspects being waterboarded amid mounting criticism.
By PBS NewsHour
The new 275-member Iraqi assembly abruptly adjourned a contentious and sometimes chaotic meeting Tuesday after failing to elect a speaker to head the body.
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