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July 17th, 2011
12:24 PM ET

Politicos agree: GOP is leaderless

Ron Klain and Tom Davis agree that there's still room for Texas Gov. Rick Perry to enter the 2012 GOP field.

Filed under: 2012 • Ron Klain • State of the Union • Tom Davis
July 17th, 2011
12:05 PM ET

Giuliani: 'Not sure' I could win in NH

Fmr. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he doesn't know yet if he'll launch a 2012 presidential bid.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newsmakers • Rudy Giuliani • State of the Union
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
July 17th, 2011
04:53 AM ET

State of the Union Early Bird for July 17, 2011

(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar:  Little progress in debt ceiling talks over the weekend.

Check out what we're reading, and watch the show at 9am/12pm ET.