Stalemate this week:
Republicans Backing a Balanced Budget Amendment Refuse to Say How They'd Balance the BudgetRepublicans push US debt crisis to brink of ruinous defaultNew Stable of Wealthy Donors Fueled Obama Campaign's Record Fund-Raising QuarterBritish police arrest former Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks
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No rest this weekend:
New Stable of Wealthy Donors Fueled Obama Campaign's Record Fund-Raising QuarterBritish police arrest former Murdoch aide Rebekah BrooksMurdochs fight to stay afloat in US as sharks circle News Corp
More at the Newswire.
Obama tackles deficit, debt ceiling in weekly addressCongress seeks debt result, Obama goes to publicLes Hinton resigns from Wall Street Journal, News CorpU.S. recognizes Libyan rebels as Libyan governmentWho's for Us – Who's Against Us… the Battle Inside the Democratic Caucus Over Social Security
The suspense builds:
Obama, congressional leaders stop debt talks to consider options — Senate leaders' plan for Obama to raise debt ceiling gains tractionRupert Murdoch Under FBI Investigation: News Corp. Reportedly Targeted Over 9/11 Victims Hacking Scandal — Rebekah Brooks resigns over Murdoch NewsCorp phone-hacking scandal — More on FBI probePoll: Most Americans blame Bush for bad economy
Eric Cantor acts like an ill-mannered middle-schooler:
Tensions Escalate as Stakes Grow in Fiscal ClashUS debt ceiling talks deadlocked as Moody's warns on AAA ratingWall Street Warns Congress: the Economy Post-Default Is a Man Post-'Suicide'ALEC Exposed: a treasure trove of documents shed light on a shadowy, powerful Neofascist pressure groupTax Evasion Costs the U.S. $400B to $500B Annually