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Sen. Durbin says August 2nd debt deadline could be a disaster

06/29/11 12:11PM

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. spoke to us from Capitol Hill this morning, and he said: "If we reached an agreement, in theory, tomorrow, it would take the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budgeting at least 10 days to put it on paper. We have a deadline of August 2. As of August 2, if the debt ceiling is not extended, we will see a dramatic negative impact on America and the global economy."  read more

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., dances with her husband Marcus Bachmann outside of Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

Top Talker: Michele Bachmann campaigns in NH and SC

06/29/11 10:30AM

During her first full day as an official presidential candidate, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachman traveled yesterday to New Hampshire and South Carolina.  In South Carolina, the crowd overwhelmingly responded to Bachmann’s attacks on President Obama.  She said, "We want to win South Carolina. We want to win New Hampshire. We want to win Iowa. We want to win Hawaii. And we think that there's a certain Hawaiian resident that maybe should go back to Hawaii. read more

Gulf Coast chefs cook in NYC

Gulf Coast chefs cook in NYC

06/28/11 08:00PM

On Tuesday, chefs representing the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce hosted a dinner at the James Beard House to reassure the public that seafood from the Gulf... watch

Must Read Op-Eds for June 28, 2011

06/28/11 12:13PM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.CONVENER IN CHIEF  BY DAVID BROOKSNEW YORK TIMESNow Obama is compelled to engage. If ever there was an issue that called for his complex, balancing approach, this is it. But, to reach an agreement, he will have to resolve the contradiction in his management style. He values negotiation but radiates disdain for large swathes of official Washington. read more

Gov. Scott Walker on what he'd redo in Wisconsin

06/28/11 11:27AM

Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., signed into law Sunday a two-year $66 billion budget. According to reports, the budget will cut nearly $800 million from public schools but is expected to generate a $300 million surplus in two years. Walker joins Morning Joe to discuss the issue. read more