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07/11/11 09:28AM

 What's President Obama's next move now that House Speaker John Boehner scuttled the debt talks by rejecting the president's bold $4 trillion proposal? We'll get some clues at 11am, when the president holds a news conference “on the status of efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction.” He'll later meet with Congressional leaders, but do the Republicans even want a deal? read more

Remembering America's pioneering spirit

07/08/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with today's takeoff, the last takeoff of the U.S. space shuttle.A million people were at Cape Canaveral to watch it, this 135th shuttle mission, the beginning of a long dry spell in American space travel.How fitting - or fateful - that the Atlantis shuttle took off from the same launch pad as the Apollo astronauts.Let's read what the president who did the launching, said.   President John F. read more

Let Me Start...

07/08/11 09:13AM

Happy Friday, but not at the White House.First up this morning is the anemic jobs numbers. The economy added the fewest jobs in nine months and the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2%, clouding hopes of an economic recovery. Republicans will seize upon the bad news, despite the fact that they've spent more than two years thwarting President Obama at virtually every turn. How the White House handles this grim news is our big story today. read more

Matthews on the budget

07/07/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with a short statement about the situation this country faces.We can act or not act. We can meet our responsibilities to pay the bills or we can go into default. We can be a "great" country or we can conduct ourselves as something "less" - much less - something like those countries we have long and fairly looked upon as less than serious, less than accountable before the world.America needs to be accountable. read more

Debt ceiling hangs in balance

Debt ceiling hangs in balance

07/07/11 08:00PM

The Nation’s Katrina Vanden Heuvel and Prof. Jeffrey Rosen discuss whether President Barack Obama can invoke a part of the 14th Amendment to keep the U.S.... watch

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