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July 13th, 2011
10:24 PM ET

Obama sets fundraising record

CNN's Jessica Yellin reports President Obama raised $86 million in the second quarter for his re-election campaign.

RELATED: Obama's record-breaking campaign haul


Filed under: 2012 election • Jessica Yellin • President Obama
July 13th, 2011
09:32 PM ET

Norquist: 'I'm for tax reform'

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reforms, is a Washington power player who wants to make sure the GOP keeps tax increases out of any debt deal. He sat down with Wolf Blitzer to discuss tax reform and debt negotiations.

SEE ALSO: Who is Grover Norquist? (Video)

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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Interviews • Taxes • Washington
July 13th, 2011
09:02 PM ET

CNN reporter caught in firefight

Libyan rebels lose, then retake village during dramatic five-hour firefight. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

RELATED: Libyan rebels looted and beat civilians, rights group says


Filed under: Ben Wedeman • Libya
BLITZER’S BLOG: Debt ceiling failure would be disastrous
July 13th, 2011
05:06 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Debt ceiling failure would be disastrous

(CNN) - I think President Obama and the Democratic and Republican leaders with whom he’s been negotiating an increase in the nation’s debt ceiling all fully appreciate the stakes. Based on everything that I’m hearing, they are all convinced that the consequences of failure would be a huge disaster for the U.S. economy and the American people. It probably would make the 2008-09 recession look like child’s play.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President Obama • White House • Wolf Blitzer
July 13th, 2011
12:07 AM ET

What if the U.S. reaches debt limit?

CNN's Tom foreman takes a look at the implications of a government default.

RELATED: Taxes, Social Security fears cited in debt ceiling talks


Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Tom Foreman