Nafissatou Diallo leaves Manhattan criminal court surrounded by a crush of photographers, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in New York. Diallo, the hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sex assault met with prosecutors Wednesday morning for the first time since the district attorney's office publicly announced it had doubts about her credibility.
Rochelle Gurstein is the author of The Repeal of Reticence. She writes a regular column for The New Republic.
President Obama addresses the nation on the debt ceiling from the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.
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.
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.