AP Top Political News At Noon 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.
Group sues over Title IX high school enforcement.
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.