Tag Archives: the debt ceiling

Mitch McConnell: hell yeah, we took the debt ceiling hostage. And we’ll do it again.

This is not what the ratings agencies wanted to hear. But it is informative. It’s also the quote of the day (and probably of the week).

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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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This week’s Herald column: think you hate the debt ceiling deal? The tea party hates it more.

The reality: the debt ceiling deal really wasn’t that bad for Democrats (although it could have been better had Nancy Pelosi known ahead of time just how far from 217 votes John Boehner was in the House.) Dems managed to … Continue reading

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Huh. The far right hates the debt ceiling deal, too

The media is focusing on liberal outrage over the debt ceiling deal. But you know what? Tea partiers hate it, too.

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

John Boehner, foiled again.

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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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