POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, September 26, 2011
September 26th, 2011
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, September 26, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

WASHINGTON/POLITICAL
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CNN: Political chatter shows no hint of bipartisan intent
If the political chatter out of Washington on Sunday is any indication, the prospects for Congress reaching a major deficit reduction deal this year appear grim. …Democrats and Republicans continue feuding over the same issues - taxes and entitlement programs - that have dominated the deficit discussion for more than a year.

CNN: Immigration questions dog Perry after debate
Of all the punches thrown at Gov. Rick Perry during last week's Republican presidential debate in Florida, few landed harder than questions about Perry's support for a Texas bill allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition.

CNN: Obama heads to L.A. for fund-raising push
President Barack Obama will spend part of Monday hobnobbing with celebrities and other power-brokers in Los Angeles, continuing a West Coast trip that includes town hall events and fundraisers for his re-election campaign.

POLITICO: GOP's 'Young Guns' head to Facebook
The three House Republican leaders known as “The Young Guns” say their collaboration with Facebook will help send the message that Washington is listening and in the game, at a time when polls show most Americans view Congress with disgust.

NATIONAL
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CNN: Freed hikers recount 2 years of 'lies and false hope'
Wearing green shirts and big smiles, [Shane] Bauer and [Josh] Fattal landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport four days after their release by Iranian authorities. In a news conference following their arrival, they described long days held in isolation, the hours punctuated by the screams of other inmates, and their "total sham" of a trial.

New York Times: Videos Show Police Using Pepper Spray at Protest on the Financial System
Since Sept. 17, a few hundred protesters have occupied Zuccotti Park on Liberty Street and Broadway, seeking attention for what they say is a financial system that is unjust and flawed. …Patrick Bruner, a spokesman for the protesters, said he believed that pepper spray was used several times on Saturday.

NPR: New Boom Reshapes Oil World, Rocks North Dakota
Two years ago, America was importing about two thirds of its oil. Today, according to the Energy Information Administration, it imports less than half. And by 2017, investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts the US could be poised to pass Saudi Arabia and overtake Russia as the world's largest oil producer.

San Francisco Chronicle: Patient's death heightens tensions after strike
Veteran nurses locked out of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland said Sunday that the death of a patient due to a medical error by a replacement worker wouldn't have happened if they had been allowed to do their jobs.

INTERNATIONAL
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CNN: Yemen's president addresses nation amid deadly violence
Newly returned from three months out of the country, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh addressed his people Sunday, blaming "terrorists" for the deadly violence at anti-government protests.

CNN: Libya transitional council believes mass grave found
Officials with Libya's transitional government announced Sunday they have located a suspected mass grave thought to hold the remains of 1,270 people, victims of a 1996 massacre at Abu Salim prison.

CNN: Saudi king: Women will be allowed to vote and run for office
Women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to vote and run for office in future municipal elections, King Abdullah announced Sunday. …The country is holding municipal elections Thursday for the only the second time in nearly 50 years.

CNN: Part of U.S. embassy complex in Kabul comes under attack
Part of the U.S. embassy annex in Kabul came under attack early Monday, a U.S. official and an official from the International Security Assistance Force said. …The area is known as a place where personnel both live and work, some in intelligence operations.

BUSINESS
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Financial Times: Greek debt talks fail to find solution
The International Monetary Fund annual meetings wrapped up in Washington on Sunday with widespread concern over the eurozone sovereign debt crisis but no immediate consensus on the solution.

CNNMoney: UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel resigns
The chief executive of UBS Group resigned Saturday in the wake of a staggering $2.3 billion loss on unauthorized trades at the Swiss bank. In a statement, UBS said Oswald Gruebel will be replaced by Sergio Ermotti, a former top executive at Italy's UniCredit.

New York Times: Netflix Secures Streaming Deal With DreamWorks
DreamWorks Animation, the company behind successful movie franchises like “Madagascar” and “Shrek,” said it had completed a deal to pump its films and television specials through Netflix, replacing a less lucrative pact with HBO.

In Case You Missed It…
After years of pressure from animal rights supporters, bullfighting in the Catalonia region of Spain has ended. CNN’s Lola Martinez reports.
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/09/26/martinez-catalonia-bullfighting.cnn


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  1. Name king

    While china India and brazil are moving their people out of the old traditional world into the modernized world, creating new industries as they do, and growing their countries in leaps and bound. We as Americans are stuck in our traditional ways of allowing the big oil lobbyist to control our way of life.when the industrial revolution came it swept the whole world because they didn't have many powerful lobbyist then. new energy is this country and the world future if mankind want to exist on this planet another 100 or even less years. Big corporations and the repugs have been fighting against man existence by wanting to excellerate our destruction as they lobbies to cut the regulations which prevents this. I know most American people are traditional and hate changes, even though they advocate otherwise. Sometimes to change for the better you've got to swallow hard and do what's right for our future generations and support clean energy, and stop allowing yourself to be gullibilyzed by the repugs and their corporate masters who are trying to set our country back while others past us by. Change for the better is always slow and unaccepted by the masses until more innovations are introduced to make things better. We need patience people because the alternative is devastating to our country's future.

    September 26, 2011 05:31 am at 5:31 am |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    ►CNN: Political chatter shows no hint of bipartisan intent
    Because both sides are really SET in a block of cement
    One side “kinda” willing to bend and the other side out of control
    The American people lost FAITH and in reality, this story is OLD!!!

    ►CNN: Immigration questions dog Perry after debate
    And it will DOG HIM so much he’ll be OUT of the race
    Whoa, and what about the other LOSERS who endorsed him so quick
    That says a lot about their judgment and too late for them to switch!!

    ►CNN: Obama heads to L.A. for fund-raising push
    And he will do well if everyone get off their tush!!

    ►POLITICO: GOP's 'Young Guns' head to Facebook
    CAN’Tor, Ryan and McCarthy will take us off the hook???
    Come on now – the YOUNG GUNS were NOT a collection of LOSERS
    Nor did they resemble the CLOWNS we call “The “3 STOOGES!!!

    Off to Work ♥ HAVE A NICE DAY!!!

    September 26, 2011 07:05 am at 7:05 am |