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June 21st, 2011
12:41 PM ET

What Wolf's reading: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Each day, Wolf Blitzer scours several news sources to stay on top of the day's most important stories. Below are some of his top recommended reads for today. Tune in from 5- 7 PM on CNN for the latest on these stories and more.

CNN: Obama to announce plan to pull 30,000 troops out of Afghanistan

President Barack Obama is expected to announce this week that 30,000 U.S. "surge" forces will be fully withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2012, an administration official has told CNN.

CNN: White House: Internal legal opinions on war powers decision varied
GOP legislators return Tuesday from a long weekend in their districts and might vote this week on measures to restrict funding for the Libya mission to protest what some say is President Barack Obama's violation of the war powers law. Obama is in a standoff with House Speaker John Boehner over the issue.

CNN: Huntsman announces presidential bid, warns of 'un-American' future
Not known for throwing out red meat to conservative audiences, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman warned voters the country is facing an "un-American" future in his campaign kick-off speech Tuesday. Huntsman took aim at the sluggish economy and mounting national debt in his remarks.

Washington Post: White House, lawmakers speed up debt-reduction talks
The White House and congressional leaders are accelerating negotiations over the biggest debt-reduction package in at least two decades amid mounting concern that the effort is running out of time. Over the next six weeks, negotiators must strike a bipartisan compromise to slice more than $2 trillion from the federal budget by 2021, reduce the complex plan to writing and persuade a bitterly divided Congress to support it. But one or both chambers is due to be on break for three of those weeks.

CNN: FDA reveals bigger, graphic warning labels for cigarette packages

Nine new graphic cigarette warning labels were unveiled Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration, part of the agency's sweeping new powers to regulate tobacco and tobacco products.

CNN: 19-year-old arrested over Sony hack, London police say
A teenager has been arrested near London in connection with the hacking of Sony, London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday. The 19-year-old is suspected of hacking into systems and mounting denial of service attacks against "a number of international businesses and intelligence agencies," police said. Naming suspects who have been arrested in Britain is illegal.

POLITICO: Mitt Romney versus the many

The fight for the Republican presidential nomination may not be a heavyweight slugfest after all. A primary campaign that was expected to pit an eggshell frontrunner, Mitt Romney, against one or more powerful, well established opponents has suddenly been flipped. The former Massachusetts governor has built up a solid early lead and looks as strong as ever; now, the burden of closing that gap falls to a group of relatively untested, unknown rivals who have yet to prove themselves on the national stage.

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  1. Samuel Tellar

    Hi Mr. Blitzer: Did Mr. Trump ever respond to your comment about him using sub-standard audio equipment?

    June 22, 2011 at 11:21 am |

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