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Barnicle to Congress: Do something for US before you do something for your political party

07/18/11 11:56AM

Mike Barnicle to Pat Buchanan on debt ceiling: "Hey Pat. You know what's interesting? If you walk around, go do your grocery shopping on weekends and get gas in your car, and you listen to what’s out there. You listen to people. This is all pretty simple. They're making it much more difficult and incomprehensible in Washington than it has to be. And it comes down to this: People wanna know about our elected officials in the House and the Senate. read more

Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks at the Stafford Hotel, London, Britain -  July 10, 2011

Top Talker: Empire Under Fire

07/18/11 09:49AM

 There is new fall-out from the phone hacking and bribery scandal that has already brought down one of Britain's largest newspapers. Former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks, one of Rupert Murdoch's most trusted executives   was just released on bail after reportedly facing 12 hours on questioning at a London police station.   Brooks had been heading the British arm of Murdoch's News Corp. media division when she stepped down last Friday.  A spokesperson says Brooks turned herself in and is cooperating with police   but continues to deny any wrongdoing. read more

Morning headlines: Monday, July 18

07/18/11 05:57AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Reid, McConnell push revised debt measureNelson Mandela turns 93Tom Coburn to unveil $9 trillion budget plan todayU.S. women choked in World Cup final, but...A reason to celebrate in quake-stricken JapanSen. Lindsey Graham pushes 'cut, cap and balance'The Guardian has live coverage of the hacking scandalPetraeus to turn over command in Afghanistan today read more