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Kids Versus Corporate Jets

The National Journal
Jun 29, 2011

Kids versus corporate jets.  If President Obama's news conference accomplished anything on Wednesday afternoon, it underscored, in striking tones, his strategy for winning the debt ceiling fight with Republicans: Make it a clash of classes.

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Economic Confidence Low

Gallup
Jun 28, 2011

After surging in May, Americans' economic confidence receded in early June and remains near its 2011 low, averaging -33 in the week ending June 26. This is down seven percentage points from the week ending May 29 and down a similar amount compared with the same week a year ago.

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Consumer Confidence Hits Low

Bloomberg
Jun 28, 2011

Consumer confidence dropped to a seven-month low in June as Americans grew concerned about the outlook for jobs and wages.

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Obama Steps In On Debt Talks

Jun 27, 2011

President Obama will now take a leading role in negotiations to raise the debt limit, a test of his leadership that will have profound economic effects.

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House Rejects Libya, Keeps Funds

The Hill
Jun 24, 2011

The House on Friday afternoon rejected legislation that would have prohibited the funding of military operations in Libya with only a few exceptions.

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Boehner: No Tax Hikes

The Wall Street Journal
Jun 24, 2011

As President Barack Obama looks to keep flagging deficit reduction talks on track, the White House Friday announced that he would meet Monday with the Senate’s top leaders on the budget.

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Jobs Picture Worse

CNBC
Jun 23, 2011

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, suggesting little improvement in the labor market this month after employment stumbled badly in May.

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Cantor Quits Debt Talks

Politico
Jun 23, 2011

Republicans launched a concerted campaign Thursday to draw President Barack Obama more directly into deficit-reduction talks with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor saying that he will no longer participate in White House talks until the president has personally resolved the divisive issue of taxes.

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Hunstman’s Fam Gave 25K to Reid

LA Times
Jun 22, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who said this week he prefers Jon Huntsman to Mitt Romney in the GOP Mormon presidential primary, has taken a lot of money from the Huntsman family, and the former Utah governor appointed Reid’s son, Josh, to Utah’s Board of Regents.

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3 in 10 Vote For Obama

Bloomberg
Jun 22, 2011

Americans are growing more dissatisfied with President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy and say it will be hard to vote to re-elect him without seeing significant progress over the next year and a half.

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