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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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  • GOP Conflicted About Debt Ceiling Issue
    President Obama has agreed to accept a deficit-cutting package along with the higher debt ceiling the U.S. needs to continue borrowing, but he wants more revenue alongside the spending cuts. The Republican Party is still wrestling with its response — and even with the concept of the debt ceiling itself.
  • Rep. Roskam Discusses Budget Talks
    Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) talks to Robert Siegel about the deficit-reduction talks — and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's proposal for breaking the impasse.
  • Arctic Exhibit In Texas Highlights A Lifetime Of Work
    Famed Arctic anthropologist Ted Carpenter died last week, but an exhibit with his work that re-creates the feeling of the Arctic is still on display at a museum in Houston.
  • Haqqani Discusses Troubled Pakistani-U.S. Relations
    High-level military and intelligence officers from the U.S. and Pakistan are meeting Wednesday, both here and there, trying to ratchet down tensions in a troubled relationship between two allies. The U.S. has suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan. That came after Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lent credence to reports that Pakistani authorities sanctioned the murder of a journalist who was critical of the Pakistani intelligence service. Pakistan labeled Mullen's remarks "extremely irresponsible and unfortunate." That exchange compounded ill-feelings generated by the killing of Osama bin Laden. Robert Siegel speaks with Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's ambassador to the United States, about the deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan.
  • In Ill., Higher Corporate Taxes Threaten Big Business
    As business giants threaten to leave the state — taking tens of thousands of jobs with them — Illinois lawmakers are reconsidering corporate income tax rates.
  • In Minn., State Shutdown Continues
    Robert Siegel speaks with Minnesota Public Radio political reporter Tom Scheck for a check in on the ongoing state shutdown and budget negotiations.
  • Exxon Mobil Discusses Mont. Oil Spill
    Montana state officials are accusing oil giant Exxon Mobil of not being transparent or forthright on the oil spill that has fouled the state's Yellowstone River. Michele Norris speaks with Gary Pruessing, the president of ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., about those accusations, the spill and his company's reaction.
  • China Seeks To Carve Out A Space Of Its Own
    Having sent "taikonauts" into orbit, China now has the moon and a space station on its horizon. One educator says he doesn't think China will ever "be No. 1" at the rate it's going, but there's a focus on the future — like a new space education center in Beijing, where kids can simulate a rocket launch.
  • Summer Sounds: Radio Jingles
    Lee Warner grew up moving town to town, and his memory of summer was always linked to the radio stations in the new locale. He offers this contribution to our series Summer Sounds.
  • Obama Takes Big Lead In Raising Re-Election Cash
    Many parts of the economy are strapped for cash this summer, but President Obama's re-election effort is not one of them. It pulled in $86 million in the second quarter. That's a massive amount of cash compared with what Republican candidates have been able to raise in their primary races.

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