AP Top Political News At 11 a.m. EDT

Progress scarce as debt limit impasse continues.
Budget chairman: Short-term extension best answer.
Army general: US should aid Iraqi defense.
Trying to save troops’ lives with flying hospital.
House panel backs ban on abortion funds.
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.