07 23 2014
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Could President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan Break the Shutdown Stalemate?

Progress, but still no deal, as shutdown enters Day 11

Could President Obama and Sen. Paul Ryan break the political impasse causing a partial government shutdown and the looming threat of a further crisis when the nation bumps up against its self-imposed borrowing limit.


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Official: Obama Will Sign Short Term Debt Ceiling Extension

President would sign short term increase as long as it contains no conservative-backed provisions

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama would sign a short term debt ceiling increase as long as the measure contains no conservative-backed provisions, a White House official said late Wednesday.


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Women, Gays and the Church: Pope Francis' Revealing News Conference

He says the role of women in the church needs to be deeper and not end

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRPLANE (CNN) -- In a wide-ranging news conference with journalists while traveling back to Italy, Pope Francis addressed nearly every hot-button issue facing the Roman Catholic Church -- its alleged "gay lobby," Vatican bank corruption, the role of women, abortion, homosexuality and his own personal security.

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