It looks as if there's almost no end in sight to the fight over the debt ceiling and just what will be done to combat the deficit in Washington, with Republican and Democratic leaders sparring against each other in Congress and in the press.
On the final leg of their royal tour, Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited a Calgary Stampede preview during a government of Canada reception in Calgary, Alberta, July 7, 2011.
After four yeas of service in the esteemed position, Robert Gates retired as the 22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony took place at the Pentagon River Parade Field in Arlington, Virginia.
More than 700 business, government and non-profit leaders are participating in the two-day meeting, which is the first Clinton Global Initiative event to focus exclusively on driving job creation and economic growth in the United States. UPI/Brian Kersey
President Barack Obama held a press conference covering a range of topics from the war in Libya, the increasingly tense negotiations on the debt ceiling and the legalization of gay marriage in New York.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates shakes hands with Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa during a media availability after a Security Consultative Committee meeting in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2011.
Joyce Murtha and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, and her grandsons Paul and Thomas participate in a tree planting ceremony of an American Red Oak in honor of Congressman John Murtha, who passed away in February of 2010, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on June 16, 2011.
Six volunteers from the organization Food Not Bombs were arrested for sharing free meals with the hungry in Orlando, Florida at Lake Eola Park on Wednesday, June 15th.
The city of Orlando has made more than twenty arrests since the group began sharing in the downtown public park. In 2006 an ordinance was issued by Mayor Buddy Dyer criminalizing the distribution of food to more than 24 people at a time in a public park without a permit. The city currently allows two permits per park, per year.
the CNN sponsored debate in Manchester, New Hampshire featured former Senator from Pennsylvania Rick Santorum, Minnesota representitive Michele Bachmann, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Former Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty and Herman Cain of Georgia.
Hundreds of marchers headed out from Marment, West Virginia, on a five day, 50 mile trek through West Virginia southern coalfields in an effort to stop mountaintop removal mining and draw attention to mining threats to Blair Mountain.
Tribesmen celebrate in Yemen's second-largest city Taez (Taiz), a flashpoint of anti-regime demonstrations south of the capital Sanaa, on June 5, 2011, as hundreds of people took to the streets to celebrate the departure of long term President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in a blast June 3, and who left for treatment in Saudi Arabia.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund Manager, is expected to plead not guilty as he faces charges stemming from last month's incident where he allegedly sexually assaulted a hotel employee.
A group of demonstrators dance at the Jefferson Memorial a week after five demonstrators were forcefully arrested by U.S. Park Police for dancing inside the memorial. The group's purpose was to draw attention and defy a recent court ruling that forbids dancing at memorials.
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