Here we are: four days away from when the U.S. Treasury says the country will not be able to pay its bills unless Congress raises the debt ceiling. As we reported, yesterday Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spent his day arm twisting and negotiating one-on-one with his own caucus and ended up calling it a night without a vote on his budget plan.
Now, President Obama is stepping into the spotlight. He's expected to address the issue at 10:20 a.m. ET. We'll live blog here.
Unemployment rates fell in 96 Kentucky counties between June 2010 and June 2011, while 19 county rates increased and five counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 7.4 percent while Jackson County had the highest rate at 16.8 percent.
Iman al-Obeidi first made news in March, when she burst into a Tripoli hotel filled with foreign journalists. She tried to tell her story, but government authorities dragged her away screaming, as dozens of cameras rolled.
Since then, Obeidi was released and she fled to Tunisia and eventually found her way to Qatar only to be deported back to Libya. In early June, Obeidi left for a U.N. refugee facility in Romania.
Fred Barnes is the executive editor for The Weekly Standard.
What would President Reagan do in the debt limit battle? That's unknowable, but we do know what his goal would be: get the best deal possible under the circumstances. Reagan never let the perfect or the unattainable keep him from achieving the good.
Reagan spent the 1980 campaign promoting a 30 percent, across the board tax cut on individual income. It would be phased in over three years, starting in 1982.
The House Republican leadership was in overdrive Friday trying to wrangle tea party conservatives into passing a debt-ceiling bill, picking up where they left off after failing to garner enough support to bring it to a vote the night before.
To celebrate Hot Dog Month, Rob Merlino has eaten a frank every day in July, according to the Boston Globe. The 47-year old father of five is eating them grilled, steamed, boiled and fried at shacks and diners throughout New England.