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The third version of the Boehner bill just passed the House.  (218-210, 22 Republicans voted against, no Democrats voted for.) We are on the verge of a significant -- although not very satisfying or triumphal -- achievement. Now Harry Reid gets to do what he does best. The Senate...

He just can't help himself. He can't get out of campaign mode. After his absurd "I'm Mr. Reaonsable" speech earlier today, his campaign has taken to Twitter urging his supports to send tweets to Republicans in Congress:   This is laughable and childish.  But it's what passes for...

Obama just gave his speech on the status of the debt ceiling negotiations, and endorses some version of McConnell and Reid plans.  Calls Boehner bill something that will not become law because does not extend debt ceiling beyond election. Calls for "bipartisan compromise" and calls on people to...

The failure last night to pass the so-called Boehner bill was a mistake.  I hope it will be corrected today. I don't disparage the intentions of the 25 or so who were not willing to vote for the bill.  In fact, I agree with them as...

Making points similar to what I have made, this is not the last round.  The Boehner bill for all its flaws puts the runners on base with another batter up in a few months. The Boehner bill, assuming it passes the House today, likely will be rejected...

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