Monthly Archives: July 2011

UPDATED: Hate it a lot or hate it a little: Congressional leaders and the White House reach a debt ceiling deal

UPDATE: the House has passed the debt ceiling bill, 269-161. The Senate will take up the vote on Tuesday.

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Defining victory in the debt ceiling showdown

What would a “win” look like for each of the parties in the debt ceiling debate?

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This: the tea party is ‘mind power boy’ from the Twilight Zone (with bonus clip)

Mediaite’s John Bershad hits the nail on the head.

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The Wall Street Journal’s opportunistic, but provably false, anti-entitlements broadside

A crisis is a crisis, but also an opportunity.

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**UPDATE: Hell no you can’t! Boehner bill dies quick death in the Senate

John Boehner, foiled again.

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Really, Cornel West?

Cornel West could teach a class … in how not to gain credibility as a civic activist.

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Open thread: what should Obama and the Democrats do now?

The tea party isn’t budging, and John Boehner can’t control them in the House. The Reid bill doesn’t raise revenues, and we’re staring at an August 2nd deadline, which, by the way, is in a week. If you could advise … Continue reading

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Chaos in the House: Cantor tells freshman to quit whining, Boehner’s plan headed for collision with Ayn Rand

Eric Cantor, the hedge fund managers’ man in Washington (and he’s surely hearing from them right about now), told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting yesterday to quit “grumbling and whining” about Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan. Too bad … Continue reading

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Obama, Boehner in showdown as debt ceiling talks go down to the wire

House Speaker John Boehner was overheard Monday saying he didn’t sign up to “go mano a mano with the president of the United States.” Well, you can’t always get what you want.

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Everyone’s mild about Harry: Reid’s plan to take center stage today

Is Harry Reid’s plan the way out of the debt ceiling impasse? Or is he preparing to give away the store?

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