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Mon July 11, 2011
The Two-Way

'Grand Bargain' Budget Deal Elusive; Obama To Hold News Conference

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and President Obama at the White House on Sunday.
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There will surely be several more "decisive moments" in the seemingly never-ending negotiations between the White House, President Obama's fellow Democrats and Republican leaders over raising the federal debt limit, cutting federal budget deficits and generally putting the nation's fiscal books in order.

The weekend certainly brought its share.

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Mon July 11, 2011

Foreign Policy: Cameron's Long Road To Recovery

Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised a full investigation into the hacking and bribery that lead to the collapse of the News of the World. Declaring that self-regulation of the press had failed, Cameron said a new body independent of the government and the news industry was needed to regulate newspapers in place of the Press Complaints Commission.
Peter Macdiarmid AP

Robert Zeliger is an editor for Foreign Policy.

The implosion of the once mighty tabloid News of the World (NoW) is nothing short of a media tsunami. And the damage doesn't end at Fleet Street — nor even in the halls of the Murdoch News Corp. empire.

It's reaching all the way to 10 Downing Street, where Prime Minister David Cameron is facing a crisis of leadership like none he's experienced so far.

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Mon July 11, 2011
Around the Nation

Sen. Inhofe Ordered To Take Remedial Pilot Lessons

A man landed his plane in south Texas on a runway that was supposed to be closed. So the FAA ordered him to take remedial pilot lessons. So now, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has introduced a bill to strengthen the position of pilots who contest FAA enforcement of safety rules.


Mon July 11, 2011

Lights Out At 'News Of The World'

The last edition of the News of the World hit newsstands in the United Kingdom Sunday. And in that last issue, the paper's staff managed to vent same of their anger at being shut down in the crossword puzzle.


Mon July 11, 2011

The Last Word In Business

Steve Isnkeep and Mary Louise Kelly have the Last Word in business.