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Obama Warns Social Security Checks Might Stop If Debt Deal Not Reached

President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks and payments to veterans might be at risk if a deal is not made on the debt ceiling.

Ron Paul Warns Of U.S. Bankruptcy, Tells GOP Not To Make Debt Deal With Dems

Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) has predicted that the United States will endure a bankruptcy.

Employers Criticize Obama Over Claims Of Less Regulation

Big and small employers around the country are reportedly not convinced that President Barack Obama is following through on his claim that he would reduce costly regulations.

Plant Extracts May Offer Hope For Those With Malaria

An estimated one-third of malaria patients die from the disease each year. The disease is particularly deadly to children under the age of 5.

Gun Owners Violate Law By Driving Past Wyoming School

A gun rights advocacy group is warning law-abiding gun owners in Wyoming that they may be unintentionally and unavoidably violating a Federal law by driving down the road.

Obama Claims Default Could Immediately Halt Social Security Checks

In an interview with CBS Evening News, President Barack Obama said that if the United States defaults on Aug. 2, he “cannot guarantee” that Social Security recipients will receive their checks the next day. “I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,” Obama said in an interview with Scott Pelley, according to excerpts available from CBSNews.com.

No Re-Election For Representative Ron Paul

Libertarian-leaning Republican Representative Ron Paul announced today via Twitter that he has decided to not seek re-election to his seat representing Texas’ District 14. Paul has held the seat for 12 terms, nearly 24 years, but he told Texas news site TheFacts.com that he wishes to focus solely on his 2012 Presidential campaign.

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.

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