A slow-moving Republican presidential campaign came to life Thursday night in a GOP candidates’ debate that featured the fiercest face-to-face exchanges of the 2012 contest. Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann went after each other. The candidates made several misleading, incomplete or simply false claims, according to the New York Times.
An S&P director said that one reason the United States lost its triple-A credit rating was that several lawmakers expressed skepticism about the serious consequences of a credit default — a position put forth by some Republicans. The debt reduction “Supercommittee” is all set.
The White House left some controversial Muslim leaders who attended Wednesday night’s Iftar dinner off the official list.
Sen John Cornyn (R-Texas) wants details from Attorney General Eric Holder on the Fast and Furious operation.
Former Obama consume Czar Elizabeth Warren is considering a Senate bid in Massachusetts.
And three North Carolina Democrats admitted to voting twice for Obama.