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Wed July 27, 2011
It's All Politics

CBO Says Reid Debt Plan, Like Boehner's, Falls Short Of Goal

Originally published on Wed July 27, 2011 10:21 am

The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that Sen. Harry Reid's debt ceiling plan falls short of the kind of deficit reduction the proposal envisions, sending the Senate minority leader back to his numbers crunchers to try and find more savings.

The CBO, a non-partisan heartbreaker of a government agency that estimates for lawmakers what their proposed policies are likely to cost, sort of Washington's version of the Delphic oracle, told Reid that his plan would cut the deficit by $2.2 trillion over a ten year period from 2012 to 2021.

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Wed July 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Cornel West: With Boehner, Reid Budget Plans Poor And Working Class Lose

Professor and author Cornel West in 2008.
Richard Alan Hannon Getty Images

Dr. Cornell West isn't one to mince words.

In an interview with Tell Me More's Michele Martin, the Class of 1943 Professor at Princeton University took some heavy shots at the budget plans presented this week by Democrats and Republicans, who he believes are in the pocket of "Wall Street oligarchs and corporate plutocrats":

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Wed July 27, 2011

NFL's Longest Work Stoppage Ends

After more than four months, NFL players and owners have reached an agreement to end the lockout. NFL Players Union Head DeMaurice Smith tells host Michel Martin what he's most grateful about under the new deal and what was the toughest to give up. They also discuss what players were doing during the lockout, and what fans can expect this fall.


Wed July 27, 2011

Foreign Policy: Heavy Metal In Hipstamatic

A U.S. Marine from Battalion 1/8 inspects the optics of his rifle on Patrol Base Talibjan in Helmand province, before going on an operation on Jan. 21.
Teru Kuwayama

Teru Kuwayama is a photographer based in New York. A selection of his Basetrack photos are now featured in a digital book. Basetrack is supported by a 2010 News Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Wed July 27, 2011

Deadly Weather Batters South Korea, Philippines

The death toll from storms that have lashed South Korea and the Philippines rose Wednesday as torrential rains triggered landslides and flooding.

South Korean officials said at least 32 people, including 10 college students, were killed when mudslides barreled through the capital city of Seoul and the northern town of Chuncheon.

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