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Obama steps into high-stakes debt-limit talks

Struggling to break a perilous deadlock, President Barack Obama took direct control Friday of national debt-limit negotiations with both Republicans and Democrats.... Read more »

June 24, 2011

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House rejects measure to continue US role in Libya

The House refused to vote President Barack Obama the authority for U.S. military operations against Libya on Friday but stopped short of cutting off funds for the... Read more »

June 24, 2011

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Budget talks suspended as Cantor bolts over taxes

Efforts to blend huge budget cuts with an increase in how much the government can borrow have entered a new phase after Republican negotiators pulled out of talks led... Read more »

June 24, 2011

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Republicans bail on budget talks, blame Democrats

Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on Thursday, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a... Read more »

June 23, 2011

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Clinton argues for Libya mission on eve of vote

Scrambling to turn back the fiercest congressional challenge to the president's military authority on Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pleaded with... Read more »

June 23, 2011

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Republicans bail on budget talks, blame Democrats

Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on Thursday, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a... Read more »

June 23, 2011

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