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History has a sense of humor: why did Congress create the debt limit?

Leave it to the Washington Post to enthrall the geek in me with their irony-filled debt ceiling story…

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The best analogy for the Republicans’ stance on the debt ceiling

I don’t think anyone has put it any better than this …

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Monday clicks: London riots, debt ceiling downgrade, Maya Moore

Happy Monday (unless you’re downgrading to “passable.”) Here’s what’s shaking the info-trees overnight: London rocked by riots in a predominantly black neighborhood called Tottenham, touched off by a police shooting. And the disturbances appear to be spreading. The Guardian has more on … 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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Adam Green’s dishonest fundraising attack, Obama’s debt ceiling rope-a-dope

If you missed Lawrence O’Donnell’s brilliant breakdown of the White House strategy on the debt ceiling, watch it below before reading any further: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Okay, got it? Now read … Continue reading

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