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Deficit Commission Report

A President at the Crossroads (Who Needs a Little Help From His Friends)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Tomorrow the deficit commission votes on its draft proposal. If it gets enough yes votes, it's likely to trigger a chain of events that will cost the president and his party dearly.

10 Reasons the Deficit Commission Proposal Is Still Unconscionable and Unacceptable

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We're being told the final draft of the proposal is fairer than its predecessor. It's nothing of the kind. In many ways it's worse than the draft that preceded it, and those much-lauded "compromises" evaporate in the cold light of reality.

Obama's Choices: Big Weeks Ahead

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

The next couple of news cycles will be dominated by the deficit commission report. The way Obama reacts to this will be one of the most consequential early signs of which path the administration wants to take going forward.