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FAA control tower at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport (file)

FAA to partially shutdown

07/22/11 06:41PM

At the stroke of midnight, The Federal Aviation Administration will go into partial shutdown mode.You can thank Congress. The House and Senate couldn’t reach an agreement on how to fund the FAA’s operating authority, even temporarily. So just they went home for the weekend.Air traffic controllers and safety inspectors will still be on duty, so people can still fly. The FAA says 4,000 workers will be furloughed and airlines will stop collecting Federal taxes on tickets. Airport construction projects backed by Federal funds will be put on hold. read more

Twin terror attacks rock Norway

07/22/11 04:33PM

President Obama extended his condolences to the people of Norway today after two deadly terror attacks."It's a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring," said Obama.At 3:30pm local time, a bomb ripped through government buildings in Oslo, including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s office. On the nearby island of Utoya, a gunman dressed as a police officer opened fire at a Labor Party youth camp tied to the ruling party. read more

First Word: July 22, 2011

07/22/11 03:19PM

We're monitoring the breaking news out of Norway this hour, in addition to the debt negotiations. Norway reels after bomb blast, youth camp attackSenate rejects 'Cut, Cap, Balance' planObama stresses need for more tax revenueWall St. makes fallback plans for debt crisisSen. Harry Reid calls House 'untoward' for taking weekend offMore states requiring ID to vote read more

Debt deal or no deal?

07/21/11 09:24PM

Rumors swept the Capitol today that President Obama and Speaker Boehner were close to an agreement on a deal, which spread waves of panic through both sides of the aisle. Lawrence has details. read more

Debt deal or no deal?

Debt deal or no deal?

07/21/11 08:00PM

Rumors swept the Capitol that President Obama and Speaker Boehner were close to an agreement on a deal, which spread waves of panic through both sides of the... watch

Tea party dividing GOP

Tea party dividing GOP

07/21/11 08:00PM

Former Governor Howard Dean, former chair of the Democratic National Committee and a CNBC contributor, joins The Last Word to discuss the various debt... watch

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (file)

Huntsman campaign manager quits

07/21/11 07:29PM

There’s been a major shake-up today at former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s headquarters. NBC News confirmed his presidential campaign manager Susie Wiles left, and top communications aide Matt David will be the replacement."Susie has served the campaign well and was vital in getting it off the ground in such a short time-frame. In just under three months Gov. Huntsman has returned from China, launched a campaign and created a strong infrastructure in the 3 early primary states,” Huntsman’s senior adviser John Weaver wrote in an email. read more

Former Gov. Buddy Roemer at an event in Bedford, N.H. on Wednesday.

Buddy Roemer enters 2012 race

07/21/11 06:14PM

"You don't want to miss this campaign. It will be something else." With those promising words, Buddy Roemer made his White House bid official earlier today, making his announcement at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.Now the eleventh GOP candidate to enter the race, Buddy Roemer, the former four-term congressman and one-time Louisiana governor identified major problems in other candidates' campaigns. read more

T-Paw skating on thin ice

07/21/11 05:05PM

Lady Gaga-loving Tim Pawlenty compares himself to the Miracle on Ice in a brand new ad. For all you non-sporting buffs, that’s the legendary U.S. hockey team that went on to beat the all-mighty Soviet Union for the Olympic gold in 1980. Many still consider it one of the greatest games of all time.In the video, which began airing in the Hawkeye State yesterday, T-Paw sets the scene by narrating from inside a skating rink. "Out here, you're tested. You face an opponent experts say can't be beat. You fight. You bleed. read more

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