First Word: April 18, 2011

Updated
 

Here’s a look at stories we’re following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?

S&P goes negative on U.S. outlook for first time.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: S&P rating hit a “wake up call” for debt ceiling vote.

Debt ceiling increase expected, according to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Sarah Palin’s new website sparks White House buzz.

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Karl Rove spar on New York City street.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. blames iPad for American unemployment.

President Obama his road to sell debt reduction plan ahead of budget battles.

First Word: April 18, 2011

Updated