- Finance ministers from around the world are trying to have Greece walk back its planned referendum on the rescue package the EU has cobbled together.
- Britain's high court has denied Julian Assange's request to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Prime Minister Netanyahu has ordered the building of 2,000 new housing units in East Jerusalem, and Israel decided to freeze Palestinian Authority tax revenue in response to Palestine being admitted as a full member to UNESCO.
- Fourteen countries are gathering in Turkey to discuss the future of security in Afghanistan, as foreign troops begin to prepare for withdrawal.
- Two settlements regarding sexual harassment perpetrated by Herman Cain hasn't dented his reputation in Iowa so far, but one of the claimants would like to be released from her non-disclosure agreement to tell her side of the story. And as reported in Democracy in America, video of the victim recounting her story can quickly change the situation.
- Freshmen Congressmen are upset that the Super Committee is working in such secrecy. Perhaps the members of the committee are concerned if words like taxes or Medicare leak that people will stake out positions they can't walk back from. Meanwhile, Erskine Bowles has floated a $2.6 trillion deal that's intended to split the difference between the rumored Republican and Democrat plans' divide.
- A Super PAC supportive of President Obama is set to begin attacks on Mitt Romney.
- The U.S. and the state of Texas will square off in federal court to discuss the legality of Texas congressional redistricting.