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Republican Budget Tactics Set A New Bar For Dysfunction In Washington

Call it the new normal. Whereas in previous decades budgets were typically passed without the constant threat of shutdown, the battles of 1995-96 during the Clinton presidency — which included two brief government closures — now seem to have only hinted at what was to come. In the era of the Obama White House and […]

September 23, 2011

McConnell: Republicans Think Economy “A Hostage Worth Ransoming”

On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told the Washington Post that “some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting.” He added that initially, “most of us [Republicans] didn’t think that,” but “what we did learn is this — it’s a hostage that’s […]

August 3, 2011