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July 22nd, 2011
03:48 PM ET

This Sunday on State of the Union...

[Updated Saturday at 4:00 p.m. ET]

Our main focus will be on the last minute negotiations to raise the country’s debt ceiling. We'll ask Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner what the White House's next move is.

Then, what stands in the way of a compromise? We'll discuss with two lawmakers on each side of the issue: California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Republican Rep. Tom Price of Georgia.

We’ll also ask Sen. Feinstein about her bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. New York on Sunday becomes the sixth U.S. state to start marrying same-sex couples.

Finally, we caught up with presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty in Iowa. What message does he have for President Obama, and why, with a well-funded campaign and several trips to key states, are his poll numbers still mired in the single digits?


Filed under: 2012 • Debt Ceiling • Dianne Feinstein • Economy • State of the Union • This Sunday... • Tim Geithner • Tim Pawlenty • Tom Price
July 17th, 2011
11:31 AM ET

Sen. Graham has no confidence in compromise

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn't think either party can agree on a debt limit increase before an August deadline. “I am going to focus on Plan A. That, to me, is the only plan that will work. It's the real deal, not a big deal. I think that’s going to be the Republican position."


Filed under: Budget • Debt Ceiling • Lindsey Graham • Newsmakers • State of the Union
July 17th, 2011
11:17 AM ET

WH Budget Chief: Time to act is now

White House Budget Director Jacob Lew says it's progress that both sides agree that the debt ceiling must be raised. Lew: "There might be a fringe who believes that playing with Armageddon is a good idea, but I don't think that's where the majority will be."


Filed under: Budget • Debt Ceiling • Jacob Lew • Newsmakers • State of the Union
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