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Debt Ceiling Super Congress


Terence Smith | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Terence Smith

With the so-called super committee kaput, more market instability looming and the distinct possibility of another recession, the absolute inability of Washington to solve the nation's fiscal problems is inescapable.

For Super-Committee, It's "Gridlock Grover" Norquist or the Constitution

Doug Kendall | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Many questions loom over the Super Committee's work, but perhaps the biggest is whether the stripped-down process that Congress established for it can overcome Washington gridlock, or whether special interests will prevail.

Max J. Rosenthal

Defense Secretary Blasts Congressional 'Dysfunctionality' | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sharply criticized Congress for its han...

GOP Senator: 'Good Thing I Can't Pack A Gun On The Senate Floor'

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blasted Congress for America's financial troubles and predicted that the debt ceiling agreement would unravel this fall, cal...

Suuuper Committee!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I wouldn't make too much out of the personalities on the super committee. The Democrats probably would give something on Medicare or Social Security, but not if the Republicans won't budge on revenues. So the smart money is on deadlock.

Which Three Democratic Senators?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the new congressional joint committee, any plan will only require 7 votes out of 12 in order to move to Congress at large. Which means if one Democrat votes for a Republican plan, then that will be the committee's official plan.