In an announcement Tuesday afternoon, Obama called on Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate to each send two representatives to the newly-constituted talks, which are aimed at slicing more than $2 trillion off the federal budget by 2021.
SDB Evening News Reads for 070511Posted: July 5, 2011
Good afternoon, just a few links for you today…There is a discussion going on right now here: Breaking… Verdict Reached in Casey Anthony Trial « Sky Dancing
She got away with it…but don’t forget the one who’s voice was snuffed out…
Following today’s verdict that found Casey Anthony not guilty of first degree murder, child abuse or manslaughter, Anthony’s Defense Attorney Jose Baez spoke to the press outside of the Florida courthouse. He thanked his legal team, praised his “adversaries” in the Prosecution, and decried a media he felt convicted his client before her day in court. He also, however, used the moment to speak out against the death penalty, asking why the country still sees fit to “kill its own citizens.”
“I think that this case is a perfect example of why the death penalty does not work and why we all need to stop and look and think twice about a country that decides to kill its own citizens. Murder’s not right no matter who does it, whether its a ritual killing or someone becoming a victim in a drive by shooting. It’s disgusting and I think, if this case gets any attention, it should focus on that issue, that we need to stop trying to kill our own people.”
Amid ongoing efforts to work out a deal to raise the debt ceiling, the New York Times reports that the White House is offering up tens of billions of dollars’ worth of reductions in Medicaid and Medicare programs – if Republicans agree to increase tax revenues.
Cutting short their Fourth of July recess, senators returned to Washington on Tuesday in an effort to reach a deal on reducing the deficit, without which Republicans have said they will not vote for an increase in the debt ceiling.
And while CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante reports that there are currently no talks scheduled between congressional Republicans and the White House to discuss the deal, negotiators appear to be working on a proposal that would cut funds from Medicare and Medicaid without majorly overhauling them or imposing direct new costs on beneficiaries.
Washington Post is reporting: Obama calls lawmakers to White House in effort to break debt stalemate – The Washington Post
President Obama will summon lawmakers to the White House this week in an effort to break a stalemate over how to rein in the soaring national debt.
I realize that this is an extremely short post, but honestly I am very upset about this little girl that deserved better than this. Will see you all tomorrow am, and no Anthony news whatsoever…I promise you all that.