What's going on with the talks in Washington between Republicans and Democrats over the budget, the debt and the federal debt ceiling? As deadlines approach — the White House wants a deal by July 22 to avoid a potential government shutdown on Aug. 2 — we'll keep an eye on the latest headlines. Here are some of today's (and as often happens on stories like this, there are conflicting reports):
-- Reuters — "Analysis: Debt Deal Not That Far Out Of Reach."
-- The Wall Street Journal -- "Deficit Talks Focus On Taxes; Democrats, GOP At Odds Over Raising Revenue As Negotiations Hit Crucial Stage."
-- Politico — Rep. James Clyburn, (D-SC): "GOP Tax Pledge Killing Debt Deal."
-- Bloomberg News — Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) "Says Republicans May Accept 'Mini' Deal on Raising U.S. Debt Limit."
-- The Hill -- "Redistricting Adds To Republican Leaders' Debt-Vote Pressures."