David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
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House Rejects Debt Limit Increase Without Cuts

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. "I'm willing to make painful compromises to achieve this historic peace," he said. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Netanyahu Pledges 'Painful Compromises' For Peace

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Lawmakers departed this week without taking any action on Libya. On Friday, the 60-day period for using U.S. forces against Gadhafi without congressional authorization ends. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Leaves Without OK For Libya Operation

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Grover Norquist (left), of the anti-tax lobbying group Americans for Tax Reform, and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK, right) have been in an unusually public spat. Coburn, who seven years ago signed Norquist's so-called Taxpayer Protection Pledge, now says a solution to the deficit could involve an increase in tax revenues. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images (Norquist photo); Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (Coburn photo) hide caption

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says the 2012 plan is about protecting Medicare. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House's Budget Blueprint Draws Up Party Lines

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