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President Barack Obama sends a tweet as Twitter co-founder and Executive Chairman Jack Dorsey stands at right, during a "Twitter Town Hall" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

Top Talkers: Deal or No Deal?

07/07/11 09:39AM

This morning, President Obama is expected to meet with House and Senate leaders at the White House to try to hash out a deal on raising the debt ceiling. The meeting comes as today's Washington Post reports that the President is considering major changes in social security and Medicare as part of the deal in exchange for  Republican support for fresh tax revenue. The Post says the President's plan would cut more than $4 trillion dollars over the next ten years. This is up from the original plan of $2 trillion in savings. read more

Morning headlines: Thursday, July 7

07/07/11 05:56AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The president is reportedly now offering Social Security cutsHe'll be meeting with congressional leaders todayThe president's troop drawdown in Afghanistan will begin slowly, U.S. officials said on WednesdayRomney fundraising sparks GOP fearsMen are getting jobs faster than womenIt's not looking so good for News of the WorldThese new TSA warnings are pretty scary'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' ban must take effect, court rules read more

Buchanan on debt deal: 'Obama will fold'

07/06/11 12:58PM

Pat Buchanan, msnbc political analyst: "I tell ya: Obama will fold."Steven Rattner, financier: "Obama can't fold and have a serious budget deal."Buchanan: "He's gonna have a short-term deal."Wes Moore, US Army veteran and author: "Not only won't he fold, I would be very cautious on politically thinking that if at the end of the day a deal doesn't get done, then the blame will go to Obama."Buchanan: "You wanna put some money on that, Wes?" read more

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