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There's been some confusion over a government default - what would it mean for the U.S., and what would happen if we actually defaulted? CNN's Tom Foreman gives a virtual look at the different semantics and the timeline of events.
Some GOP contenders for higher office are re-thinking gay rights issues out of political necessity. Dana Bash reports.
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A Republican National Committee report calls for strategic changes and rebranding in the GOP. Wolf Blitzer speaks to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
CNN's Gloria Borger looks at Rep. Eric Cantor's makeover for the GOP and the divide between the two sides of the party.
Grover Norquist responds to Sen. Chambliss' rejection of his tax pledge saying the pledge was to the people of Georgia.
House Republicans have requested a hearing next week on what the State Department knew about security in Benghazi.
Rep. Todd Akin defies GOP and stays in his race, compromising chances of a GOP-won Senate majority. Dana Bash reports.
"Invisible Obama's chair" is now haunting the Democrats' convention. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on empty chairs everywhere.
Wolf Blitzer talks to former Rep. Artur Davis, a speaker at the RNC, about why he left the Democratic party.
Washington (CNN) – Republican sources say they're in a Catch-22 situation on how to reply to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's claims that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney went 10 years without paying taxes.
They understand that they're taking Reid's bait and that responding to his unsubstantiated claims against Romney keeps alive the issue of Romney's refusing to release his tax returns.