News Roundup - Hour 1

Guest Host:

Susan Page
News Roundup - Hour 1

A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories: Congressional lawmakers proposed competing debt plans to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations as the Aug. 2 deadline nears; the debt ceiling stalemate threatened to stall an already struggling U.S. economy, and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry rose to second in a new Gallup Poll.

A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories: The U.S. House of Representatives did not vote on a two-step plan by House Speaker John Boehner Thursday that would have raised the debt ceiling and cut spending, while Senate majority leader Harry Reid predicted the Senate wouldn't pass the bill and President Obama said he would veto it. Congress is facing an Aug. 2 deadline to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations. The debt ceiling stalemate threatened to stall an already struggling U.S. economy, which grew just 1.3% in the second quarter; and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry rose to second in a new Gallup Poll.

Guests

Karen Tumulty

national political reporter, The Washington Post.

David Leonhardt

incoming Washington bureau chief, The New York Times.

Jeanne Cummings

deputy government editor, Bloomberg News.

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