Veterans groups summoned to White House on debt ceiling impact
President Barack Obama greets members of the U.S. military at the White House in Washington, DC, May 4, 2011.
July 26th, 2011
11:24 AM ET
3 years ago

Veterans groups summoned to White House on debt ceiling impact

Washington (CNN) - Veterans advocacy groups have been called to the White House for a late afternoon meeting Tuesday to be briefed by Obama administration officials on the impact to veterans if Congress does not pass legislation raising the debt ceiling.

"We were notified late last night of the meeting," says David Autry, spokesman for Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Autry and several other veterans advocacy groups say a growing number of veterans are worried their disability check or other benefits could be cut or withheld if the debt ceiling crisis is not resolved.

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Filed under: President Obama • Veterans • White House
Christian leaders criticize deficit proposals
July 26th, 2011
10:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Christian leaders criticize deficit proposals

(CNN) - An organization of progressively-aligned Christian leaders launched new radio ads Tuesday attacking the proposals currently being considered on Capitol Hill to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. Their main criticism centers on the proposals’ neglect of necessary Biblical priorities to care for the poor, according to the group.

Sojourners, a progressive Christian coalition led by Rev. Jim Wallis, placed ads narrated by local pastors on Christian and country radio stations in several localities home to congressional leaders. The group's representatives said the ads are non-partisan and emphasized they are trying to encourage lawmakers to understand the importance of helping those less fortunate.
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Filed under: Ads • Debt • Deficit • Harry Reid • John Boehner • Mitch McConnell
Ads over debt ceiling heat up
July 26th, 2011
08:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Ads over debt ceiling heat up

Washington (CNN) – A powerful independent group that backs Republican candidates and causes is going back up on the airwaves with a new ad over the debt ceiling debate that targets five Democratic senators who face challenging reelections next year.

Crossroads GPS (Grassroots Policy Strategy) announced Tuesday that their television commercials will run Tuesday through August 6 in Florida, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska and Ohio.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • American Crossroads • Crossroads GPS • Debt • Deficit • Senate
Post-speech 2012 candidates hit Obama
July 26th, 2011
08:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Post-speech 2012 candidates hit Obama

(CNN) - Through critical statements, Republican presidential candidates capitalized on the president's address Monday night that laid out his course for how find an agreement to raise the debt ceiling before the August 2 deadline.

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who has used her opposition to an increase in the debt limit as a cornerstone of her campaign efforts, accused President Obama of using "political gamesmanship" with the national crisis.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • President Obama • Rick Santorum • Tim Pawlenty
Web errors hit Hill after Obama, Boehner speeches
July 26th, 2011
07:58 AM ET
3 years ago

Web errors hit Hill after Obama, Boehner speeches

Washington (CNN) – Shortly after President Obama's address on the debt ceiling negotiations Monday night, problems were reported with the web pages of at least two Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.

An error message on Boehner's site said "The web page cannot be found," and Bachmann's website said the "Server is too busy."
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Filed under: Congress • John Boehner • Michele Bachmann
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
July 26th, 2011
04:25 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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CNN: Obama calls for compromise amid stalemate in debt talks
President Barack Obama called on the American public to pressure elected officials to work out a compromise to raise the federal debt ceiling and avoid a potentially devastating default. A deal would allow the government to continue borrowing money to pay its debts after August 2.

Washington Post: Speeches by Obama, Boehner achieve political ends, but little else
The president and the House speaker couched their words Monday night in the language of compromise and reassurance. But at the start of a critical week of legislative maneuvering, each delivered a partisan message that cast blame on the other for a breakdown that threatens the nation’s credit rating, its financial markets and the fragile economy. By the time they finished, it was clear why Republicans and Democrats are no closer to agreement.

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