Budget Debate

The Brian Lehrer Show

DC Has A Budget. Everyone Gets Along Now, Right?

Monday, December 16, 2013

This week, the Senate is expected to take up the budget deal that passed the House last week with bipartisan support. Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, discusses the latest news out of Washington, whether this new budget agreement signals a new era for collaboration in DC, and what to make of John Boehner's willingness to call out conservative groups.

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Washington Update: Cliff, Rice, China

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clive Crook, a senior editor of The Atlantic and a columnist for Bloomberg View, and who was on Brian's recent trip to China, talks about the latest in the Washington DC budget negotiations, Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration for Secretary of State, and their reflections on China.

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Watch and Tweet Live: Obama on Debt Talks, Boehner Responds

Monday, July 25, 2011

President Obama will address the nation tonight at 9pm, giving insight into the stalled talks on the Capitol to resolve and impasse over raising the federal debt ceiling. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh), follows with a two minute rebuttal.

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Opinion: Tom Coburn Throws Tantrum Over Cut, Cap and Balance

Monday, July 25, 2011

Everyone knows the cut, cap and balance is a political play. No sane observer thinks it has any chance of passing, and yet Coburn chooses to personally attack everyone who is against it.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Debt Ceiling 101: Explainers, Analysis, and Commentary

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The debt ceiling! We've all heard about. Many of us have spoken about it. But what the heck is it? Why does it matter? What can be done about it?

It's A Free Country has all the answers:


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