Council members in Montgomery County, Md., have approved sweeping changes to disability retirement packages for county workers. The council passed the changes without going through collective bargaining, which has angered many.
A big meeting is planned for Wednesday at the White House over what seems to be the main issue affecting lawmakers: the nation's debt ceiling. President Obama and four senior Democratic leaders will discuss raising the debt ceiling. It's one of a series of meetings the president has had on the topic. The Hill's Alex Bolton tells WAMU's Pat Brogan what both parties are bringing to the table in the deficit talks.
David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of this week's top news on Capitol Hill, including more negotiations over the deficit reduction, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachman's official presidential campaign launch, and decisions regarding U.S. involvement with Libya.
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