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More pressure is on Obama with the fiscal cliff negotiations

There seems to be an assumption that with the fiscal cliff debate, President Barack Obama has the upper hand and that Republicans are under pressure to cave to the president’s demands for $250K-plus, or $400K-plus tax hikes and virtually no … Read More

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Why Republicans are not budging on debt ceiling

There’s a valuable column from MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough today in the Politico (read) Within its critique of hyperbolic media criticism of congressional Republicans, it gets to the heart of why Republicans in Congress are determined to have a showdown with … Read More

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A debt-ceiling trial balloon that will not float

Some Democratic senators are pitching the idea that the debt ceiling itself is unconstitutional, that it violates the 14th Amendment, and that if a deal on raising the debt limit is not reached by Aug. 2, President Barack Obama could … Read More

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