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Senate Democratic Leaders Hold News Conference On Debt Ceiling
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Senator Reid-Boehner’s Bill “Dies Tonight”

Vowing to create gridlock over the budget battle, and with the alledged default of the US government August 2,  Senator Harry Reid has pledged to kill the GOP plan fronted by Republican Leader John Boehner.

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Jay Carney Briefs The Media At The White House
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‘Nothing To Worry About’ says WH Press Secretary

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney doesn't want you to worry about Obama's lack of a plan to deal with the supposed August 2 default of the US government, as well as the economy.

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President Obama Discusses FY2011 Budget
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Obama Still Pushing Tax Hikes To Deal With Budget

Speaking Monday at the National Council of LaRaza, President Obama reiterated his plan to "solve" the budget crisis by pushing for corporations and  wealthy Americans to pay higher taxes. 

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Senator Tom Harkin, D- Iowa
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Dem. Senator Calls TEA Party “Cult Fringe”

Senator Tom Harkin threw gas on the budget fire today by calling TEA Party members (including legislators who were swept into office on the TEA Party platform) a "cult fringe".

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Obama Celebrating Birthday
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Obama’s Plans On Default Day? 35K Per Ticket Birthday Bash

While many doubt the government will actually shut down, or the US economy will collapse August 2nd unless the debt ceiling is raised, it is still ironic that on "Default Day" August 2nd (the date set by Obama that we will melt down if we don't utilize his plan), he will be in Chicago celebrating his big 5-0...

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Obama Continues Talks With Congressional Leaders On Deficit At White House
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Obama Not Looking To Raise Taxes Until 2013-14

No, Obama is not looking to raise taxes...not just yet.  Not until 2013 or 2014.

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