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First Word: Tuesday, July 12

First Word: Tuesday, July 12

07/12/11 08:00PM

President Obama has Republicans close to surrender. Rupert Murdoch is going to have to surrender what he knew and when he knew it. And Michele Bachmann's... watch

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at a news conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

McConnell punts on debt ceiling

07/12/11 06:12PM

Boxed in by President Obama’s strategy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tossed out his own "back-up plan" today on the debt ceiling. The Republican floated the idea of making Obama the main authority to raise the debt limit. read more

First Word: July 12, 2011

07/12/11 04:12PM

A look at stories catching our attention now. What headlines have you been clicking on today?Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposes giving Obama debt ceiling powerSpeaker John Boehner: "This debt limit increase is Obama’s problem"President Obama says he "cannot guarantee" Social Security checks if U.S. defaultsRupert Murdoch summoned by British Parliament as BSkyB bid implodesRep. Ron Paul won’t run for re-election A New York clerk resigns after refusing to sign same-sex licenses read more

First Word: Monday, July 11

First Word: Monday, July 11

07/11/11 08:00PM

John Boehner became speaker of the house with help from tea partiers like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, and with help from Rupert Murdoch's media empire.... watch