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Pakistan Demands Aid Funds, Says ‘It Is Our Own Money’

Pakistani officials are incensed after an announcement that the Administration of President Barack Obama will cut some of country’s foreign aid. On Sunday, the President’s Chief of Staff, William Daley, confirmed an article from The New York Times, which reported that “(t)he Obama administration is suspending and, in some cases, canceling hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military, in a move to chasten Pakistan for expelling American military trainers and to press its army to fight militants more effectively.”

Pressure From Bases Affecting Debt Ceiling Debate

As the Aug. 2 deadline for raising the debt ceiling approaches, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are digging into their positions in part due to pressure from their respective bases, according to Fox News.

GOP Representative Sends Letter To DOJ Requesting Kagan Information

A House Republican recently called on the Justice Department to turn over all documentation related to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in the defense of the healthcare overhaul while acting as the solicitor general.

Brain Regions May ‘Go Offline’ When Deprived Of Sleep, Causing Mistakes

If you’ve ever found yourself making silly mistakes, such as putting the milk in the cupboard and the cereal in the refrigerator, a region of your brain may have been taking a little nap.

New Anti-Piracy Agreement: ISP Consumers Subject To “Six Strikes” Policy

Several major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have signed on to a voluntary agreement with the movie and music industries to crack down on the pirating of copyrighted media, under which consumers will be subject to a “six strikes” policy.

Palin Believes She Can Win National Election

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin continues to titillate the media. In a recent interview, she once again toyed with the idea of running for President in 2012. “I believe that I can win a national election,” Palin said.

Betty Ford Passes Away At 93

Elizabeth Anne “Betty” Bloomer Ford, wife of the late President Gerald Ford, passed away on Friday.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you that our beloved mother Betty Ford has passed away at 93 years of age. She died peacefully today at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.,” Ford’s surviving family said in a statement provided on BettyFordMemorial.com.

Obama Steps Up Deficit Talks, But Can There Be ‘A Grand Bargain’?

In a press briefing today, President Barack Obama announced that he will meet with Congressional leaders again today, and every following day, until an agreement on the debt and deficit can be reached. The President continued to express optimism, saying,not only will a deal be reached by the Aug. 2 deadline, but also that the resulting deal will be large.

Bachmann Vs. Pawlenty

On Sunday, the two Republican Presidential candidates hailing from Minnesota took jabs at one another. First, on NBC’s Meet the Press, Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said of Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.): “her record of accomplishment in Congress is nonexistent. It’s nonexistent.”

Dems, GOP Make Little Progress In Debt Ceiling Talks

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been meeting frequently to discuss the debt ceiling, but thus far no end to the debate is in sight.

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