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This isn't a case where Congress as a body isn't working right.
Though it would have benefited the White House, the "grand bargain" could have saved the Republicans from the mess they are now in.
Nasty side effects come with the debt crisis, and for that you can thank the Republicans.
From the international perspective, the current standstill over the deficit is reminiscent of the Lewinsky scandal.
While government debt sits at 94 percent of national revenue, U.S. household debt sits at a whopping 107 percent of personal income.
GOP is not the party of fiscal responsibility but rather the party serving big business.
Obama acted more like a candidate than a president in his speech about the debt crisis.
The politics of dysfunction reign in Washington
Is Obama exaggerating the urgency of the Aug. 2 debt ceiling deadline?
While they can look up to the NFL's recent deal as a great lesson in compromise, politicians should remember that they are lawmakers and not athletes.