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June 30th, 2011
10:06 AM ET

Political headlines: Pres. Obama's press conference & the 2012 election

President Obama held his first news conference since March on Wednesday and was asked questions on a wide range of issues from debt ceiling talks between the White House and Congress to gay rights to Afghanistan and Libya.

On the deficit talks, Obama took an urgent tone, calling on lawmakers to overcome the "selfish" norms of politics and "do their job" in order to strike a deal on raising the federal government's current $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by the start of August.

Robert Zimmerman, Democratic analyst and Jim McLaughlin, Republican strategist, join American Morning today to talk about what the President can do to push forward the impasse over the debt negotiations and to discuss the 2012 GOP election.

Filed under: Debt • Debt ceiling • Deficit • Politics
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  1. dennis

    yes, you could say Halperin shoudn't have said it....but he was absolutely right!

    July 1, 2011 at 7:00 am |