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US Congress Set To Vote On Debt Issue

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is to vote Thursday on a plan by Republican House Speaker John Boehner to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending. Boehner’s plan has attracted criticism from the ultra-conservative Tea Party faction of the Republican party, and opposition from Democrats. Conservatives say it cuts too little spending, Democrats complain Boehner’s […]

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US Congress Set To Vote On Debt Issue

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is to vote Thursday on a plan by Republican House Speaker John Boehner to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending. Boehner’s plan has attracted criticism from the ultra-conservative Tea Party faction of the Republican party, and opposition from Democrats. Conservatives say it cuts too little spending, Democrats complain Boehner’s […]

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US Congress Set To Vote On Debt Issue

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is to vote Thursday on a plan by Republican House Speaker John Boehner to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending. Boehner’s plan has attracted criticism from the ultra-conservative Tea Party faction of the Republican party, and opposition from Democrats. Conservatives say it cuts too little spending, Democrats complain Boehner’s […]

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US-North Korea Talks Begin in New York

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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North Korean diplomats have arrived at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, where U.S. special envoy Stephen Bosworth greeted them at the door, as the two delegations meet Thursday for their first high-level direct talks in 18 months. Neither side spoke to the news media gathered outside. Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan, who […]

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US Lawmakers Voting on Republican Debt Plan

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Represenatives is to vote Thursday on a plan by Republican House Speaker John Boehner to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending. Boehner’s plan has attracted criticism from the ultra-conservative Tea Party faction of the Republican party, and opposition from Democrats. Conservatives say it cuts too little spending, Democrats complain Boehner’s […]

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US-North Korea Talks to Begin in New York

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. and North Korean negotiators will meet Thursday morning in New York for their first direct talks in more than 18 months. Crowd control officers were expected to put up barricades outside the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, where the talks are to start sometime after 9 a.m. local time The U.S. side will […]

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US, North Korea to Meet for Talks on Resuming Nuclear Diplomacy

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and North Korea will hold two days of talks in New York beginning Thursday to explore the steps necessary for bringing Pyongyang back to the six-party talks on nuclear disarmament. North Korea’s delegation is led by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan. It will meet with a U.S. team led by special […]

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Washington Wrangles Over Debt As Deadline Grows Near

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama, his Democratic party allies in Congress and opposition Republicans are still haggling over competing plans to raise the government borrowing limit, as an August 2 deadline draws closer. Without an agreement, Washington could default on some of its obligations. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters if the deadline is not […]

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Washington Wrangles Over Debt As Deadline Grows Near

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama, his Democratic party allies in Congress and opposition Republicans are still haggling over competing plans to raise the government borrowing limit as an August 2 deadline draws closer. Without an agreement, Washington could default on some of its obligations. Uncertainty caused by the bitter partisan debate and the lack of apparent […]

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Obama Chief of Staff: US Will Not Default

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The White House and House Republicans clashed Tuesday over differing plans to raise the U.S. debt ceiling one week before the August 2 deadline. Republican leaders Tuesday postponed a House vote on their plan until at least Thursday after it was discovered the bill did not include the level of budget cuts it promised. The […]

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