This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Chip Reid) Obama’s exasperation with the Republicans featured; details given about Speaker of the House John Boehner’s elimination of tax hikes and the 4 trillion dollar deal. [At press conference, OBAMA – opposes a stopgap measure; says he’s willing to move in their direction to get something done; comments on politics and Boehner.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) Boehner’s refusal to compromise on taxes featured; details given about pressure from fellow Republicans. [BOEHNER – says tax hikes destroy jobs.] [Representative Jim JORDAN – says we’re not going to raise taxes.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley; White House: Chip Reid; Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The outcome of the leadership meeting at the White House today and the intense pressure on Boehner discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The drop in the stock market in September 2008 when Congress voted down an emergency bill to bail out the economy recalled.
(Studio: Scott Pelley; Washington: Bob Schieffer) The lack of progress on a deal and the possibility of default discussed.
(London: Elizabeth Palmer) The widening scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s media empire with allegations about efforts by the “News of the World” and “The Sun” to get information on the royal family and Prime Minister Gordon Brown featured; details given about payments to phone hacking victims in 2007. [Former Brown aide David MUIR- notes editor Rebekah Brooks came across the information by illegal methods.] [News Corp. director James MURDOCH- states he regrets authorizing a payment.] The impact on Rupert’s businesses noted.
(Qawalish, Libya: Mark Phillips) The fighting in Libya between the rebels and Muammar el-Kadhafi’s forces updated; scenes shown from the rebel stronghold at Qawalish; map shown of the advance from Wazin toward Tripoli. [Rebel Ahmed SHEBANI- comments on NATO’s role.] [REBEL – says he’s been training a month and is ready to fight.]
(Fort Hood, Texas/Studio: Armen Keteyian) Claims that US troops are being ripped off on games at the Fourth of July Freedom Fest in Fort Hood, Texas by Century 21 Shows, which has a government contract, examined; hidden camera scenes shown; statement from Century 21 quoted. [With voice disguised, CARNIE – explains how the screw pool game is rigged.] [Game OPERATOR – denies it is rigged.] [Century 21 manager Jeremy BENDSONS- states the carnies are independent contractors.] The response from Fort Hood discussed.
(New York: Michelle Miller) The explosion of new Harry Potter stories via fan fiction websites featured; film clips shown. [Fan fiction writer Jaida JONES- notes fans’ imaginations run rampant and they write their ideas down.] [Mugglenet.com creator Emerson SPARTZ- notes the Internet plus the world created by author J.K. Rowling helped catalyze a generation of writers.] Rowling’s own website, Pottermore, mentioned.