AP Top Political News At 10:50 a.m. EDT

Budget chairman: Short-term extension best answer.
Trying to save troops’ lives with flying hospital.
Progress scarce as debt limit impasse continues.
DC supporters lobby for Perry presidential bid.
FEC says Edwards should repay $2M in federal funds.
Retailers to bring fresh produce to many without.
Obama says election assessment of his leadership.
Analysis: House conservatives won’t budge on debt.
Bachmann vows she’ll submit only balanced budgets.
TSA introduces new technology to protect privacy.