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Republican Business Lobbies and Tea Party Disagree On Debt Plan

The debt ceiling debate continues to reveal a deep rift in the the Republican Party between the business elite (including former Bush Administration officials who raised the ceiling without controversy or chaos) and the grassroots, anti-establishment Tea Party base. The split — which pits a single-minded focus on keeping business running smoothly against a single-minded […]

July 26, 2011

Obama Makes The Case For Sanity While Boehner Keeps His Foot On The Pedal

Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner may have gone back and forth on the debt ceiling Monday night, but the market and rating agencies have already delivered a clear verdict: the House Republican bill — which they call “Cut, Cap and Balance” — will not prevent a downgrade of U.S. Treasury securities. Passage of the […]

July 25, 2011