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2:26pm

Mon July 11, 2011
It's All Politics

Perry Watch: Texas Governor Making Calls To GOP Officials In Key States

If you're wondering whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry will or won't get into the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, here are a few more bits of evidence indicating that he just might:

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1:51pm

Mon July 11, 2011
It's All Politics

Boehner: 'Disagreements Are Not Personal'

House Speaker John Boehner as he spoke with reporters on Capitol Hill this afternoon.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

From The Two-Way:

"Our disagreements are not personal and never have been," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just said of the ongoing discussions he's been having with Democratic President Obama about deficit reduction.

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1:48pm

Mon July 11, 2011
The Two-Way

Boehner: 'Disagreements Are Not Personal'

"Our disagreements are not personal and never have been," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just said of the ongoing discussions he's been having with Democratic President Obama about deficit reduction.

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1:36pm

Mon July 11, 2011
The Two-Way

U.K. Tabloid Scandal: Prime Minister Brown, Royals Potential Targets

The scandal prompted News International to fold News of the World. Sunday's issue was the 168-year-old newspaper's last.
Matthew Lloyd Getty Images

"The scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media empire exploded in several directions Monday," The Associated Press writes, "with fresh reports of phone hacking attacks against some of the nation's most powerful figures, including royals and former prime minister Gordon Brown."

Among the latest developments:

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1:15pm

Mon July 11, 2011
Politics

Obama Says No Short-Term Deal On Federal Debt

As talks resumed Monday after a weekend of no progress with congressional leaders, President Obama insisted that now is the time for a far-reaching deal on the federal debt. He warned that the U.S. will default on its debts if a deal is not struck soon, and said he will not sign a proposed short-term deal that would postpone the reckoning. Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about Obama's news conference.

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