Robert Schlesinger

July 2011


Boehner’s Debt Ceiling Problem--And Obama’s

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So the House Republicans last night finally managed to pass a version of John Boehner’s budget plan, or as some might call it, “Cut, Cap, and Balance, Mark II.” The Senate quickly dispensed with the bill, tabling it with a bipartisan vote. The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein raises a good point

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Obama administration
Obama, Barack
Boehner, John
Washington Post
deficit and national debt
Republican Party
Pelosi, Nancy
Democratic Party
politics
Congress

Both Sides Aren't To Blame for Debt Ceiling Crisis

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There are many times when “Washington” falls down on the job, when “ Congress” can’t do its job, and when “both sides” are to blame for whatever the failure of the moment is. Blaming both sides is easier than thinking, but it also has the virtue of sometimes being true. This is not one of those ...

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Obama administration
Cantor, Eric
deficit and national debt
debt
Obama, Barack
politics
Boehner, John
Congress
unemployment
federal budget

Questions About Michele Bachmann's Migraines Aren't Sexist

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Questions about whether Michele Bachmann’s headaches should disqualify her for office may be of dubious validity, but are they sexist? I don’t think so.

[See a photo gallery of Michele Bachmann on the campaign trail.]

In case you’ve missed the media storm du jour, the Daily Caller reported ...

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Bachmann, Michele
headaches
politics
Congress
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Romney, Mitt

GOP Catering to Tea Party Ignorance on Debt Ceiling

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What happens when you take the certainty of an ideologue, mix in an unhealthy dose of economic illiteracy, shameless demagoguery, and bring the combustible mix to a boil on the national stage? Quite possibly national default and a new recession.

[ Check out editorial cartoons about the budget ...

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deficit and national debt
Boehner, John
Obama, Barack
Cantor, Eric
McConnell, Mitch
politics
Congress

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