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Former President Bill Clinton talks with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski during the Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan.

Quote of the Day: Not class warfare to ask rich to pay more

09/22/11 02:02PM

President Bill Clinton: "When we deal with the long-term debt reduction problem, which we have to do, we will have to have three things: Spending reductions, tax increases, and more growth. I don’t think it’s class warfare to ask me and people in our high-income group to pay more simply because we got the lion’s share of the benefits of income growth and tax cuts in the previous decade. And they’re talking about returning us to where we were the day I left office. I don’t think that’s a bad thing." read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 22, 2011

09/22/11 11:11AM

   A FEW WORDS WITH IRAN'S PRESIDENT  BY NICHOLAS KRISTOFNEW YORK TIMESMr. Ahmadinejad also indulged in a bit of triumphalism. He acknowledged that the West’s “crippling” sanctions against Iran had “worked well.” But he added: “Does Iran face more problems or the United States of America?” He referred to the “collapse” of the American financial system and suggested that Iran’s economy is in better shape...He added that the West will be driven by its weakness to “seek a rapprochement with Iran.”  Then the interview was over, and Mr. Ahmadinejad zoomed back from bombast to conciliation. read more

President Barack Obama talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting in New York, Wednesday, Sept., 21, 2011.

Top Talker: President Obama says there is No Shortcut to Peace

09/22/11 09:16AM

 Today is President Obama’s last chance to persuade the Palestinians to abandon their bid for full U.N. membership, and to avoid a potentially embarrassing vote in the Security Council tomorrow. It comes as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shows no signs of backing down. In an effort to prevent a showdown, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Abbas last night, warning him of the United States’ plans to veto any Security Council move to recognize Palestinian statehood. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Sept. 22nd

09/22/11 05:48AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Georgia executes Troy DavisWitnesses say Davis maintained his innocence until the endAlso last night: White supremacist executed for Texas dragging deathStopgap spending bill fails in the House; shutdown loomsTreasury 10-year yield falls to record on Fed, growth concernsRick Perry addresses secessionBullied NY teen takes his own lifePope begins state visit to Germany read more