Daley: Debt negotiations in 'difficult phase'
July 24th, 2011
09:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Daley: Debt negotiations in 'difficult phase'

Washington (CNN) – Negotiations with Congress on raising the debt ceiling are "getting into a difficult phase," White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said Sunday.

In an interview on the NBC program "Meet the Press," Daley said the inability to reach an agreement was causing global markets to question if the U.S. political system can deal with problems of mounting federal deficits and debt, and the pending deadline to increase the debt ceiling or face government default.


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • William Daley
First New York couples wed under new same-sex marriage law
Lailah and Rachel Pepe are photographed waiting on line to get married at the Brooklyn City Clerk's office on July 24, 2011 in New York City.
July 24th, 2011
09:29 AM ET
3 years ago

First New York couples wed under new same-sex marriage law

NEW YORK (CNN) - A city official married the first couple in New York City to wed under the state's new law allowing same-sex marriage Sunday.

Phyllis Siegal, 76, and Connie Kopelov, 84, were married in a chapel at the city clerk's office as a crowd of onlookers cheered.

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Filed under: Gay rights • New York • Same-sex marriage
U.S. debt ceiling debate must be settled now, Geithner says
July 24th, 2011
08:04 AM ET
3 years ago

U.S. debt ceiling debate must be settled now, Geithner says

Washington (CNN) – Congress must reach a deal now to raise the federal debt ceiling through 2012 because "you don't want politics messing around with America's faith and credit," Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told CNN on Sunday.

"The most important thing is that we remove this threat of default from the country for the next 18 months," Geithner said in an interview with CNN's "State of the Union" program. "You want to take this out of politics.

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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Tim Geithner • TV-State of the Union
State of the Union Early Bird for July 24, 2011
July 24th, 2011
04:52 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for July 24, 2011

(CNN)-It's early on a Sunday morning, so State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar:  The latest in the debt ceiling talks, the aftermath in Norway, and same-sex marriages today in New York.

Check out what we're reading, and watch our interviews with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty today at 9am/12pm ET.
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