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Top Republicans confident of debt deal with President Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top congressional Republicans said on Saturday they were in serious talks with President Barack Obama to break a U.S. debt limit deadlock and were confident the risk of default by the world’s largest economy could be avoided. Offering a flicker of hope after a week of acrimonious…

Republican leaders say ‘fully engaged’ with Obama on debt deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives said on Saturday that after a week of stalemate they are now in serious talks with President Barack Obama to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a looming default. “We now have a a level of seriousness…

Farmers oppose GOP’s strict immigration proposals

To conservatives, immigration reform means protecting the borders and taxpayer money. Farmers, however, see a different side of the issue: without the help of immigrant workers, much of the harvest — and, therefore, profits — would be lost for lack of manpower. Farmers are banding together to fight a GOP…

Democratic debt-limit bill falls short in House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic bill to raise the U.S. debt limit fell short in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives Saturday as it failed to get the supermajority vote needed for quick passage. By a vote of 173 to 246, the bill fell short of the two-thirds needed to pass…

White House says supports bill lifting debt limit to 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Saturday it “strongly supports” a bill being considered in the House of Representatives that incorporates both Democratic and Republican ideas and would raise the debt limit to early 2013. “It is imperative that the United States not default on the nation’s obligations,”…

Former Bush NSA director calls for ‘digital Blackwater’

The man who headed the NSA and CIA under President George W. Bush suggested Friday that mercenaries were needed to deal with growing cyber threats. Gen. Michael Hayden told the Aspen Security Forum that in the near future, the Department of Defense may have to allow the creation of a…

WATCH LIVE: Senate debates debt ceiling bill

The U.S. Senate convened Saturday to debate a bill to solve the country’s impending debt ceiling crisis. Only three days remain to pass a bill before the U.S. goes into default August 2. Embedded via MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Social media fail: @BarackObama loses 36,000-plus Twitter followers in barrage

The first U.S. head of state who could be considered social media savvy, President Barack Obama may have taken his latest Twitter-targeted political push a little too far, if his followers are to be listened to. In a brief statement about the debt ceiling Friday morning, Obama urged, “If you…

Nader calls for primary challenge to Obama

Consumer activist Ralph Nader this week called for a primary challenge to President Barack Obama. “I’ve heard from a lot of progressives that they want to do something to bring President Obama towards the left,” Current’s David Shuster told Nader Friday. “But what about the argument that a primary challenge…

Lawrence O’Donnell bans ‘deadbeat dad’ Rep. Joe Walsh

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has banned tea party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) from ever appearing on his show again. Walsh has refused to vote for raising the nation’s debt ceiling, saying he would not place “one more dollar of debt upon the backs of my kids.” But it turns out that…

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