Debt Ceiling

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Sen. McConnell Secures $3B For Kentucky in Debt Ceiling & Shutdown Deal

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The debt deal struck between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has something tucked away in it that directly benefits Kentucky, the home state of Sen. McConnell. A section of the bill secures close to $3 billion in funding for one of Sen. McConnell's pet projects: A dam project on the Ohio River. Phillip Bailey, political editor at WFPL, has been reporting on this story from Louisville, KY. He joins The Takeaway to explain.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Deal in DC

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, talks about the late-night legislating that reopened the federal government this morning and avoided default on the government's debt.


Robert Costa, National Review's Washington editor, updates the latest on the shutdown/debt ceiling in Congress.


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The Takeaway

Senate Reaches Bipartisan Fiscal Deal

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The uncertainty on Capitol Hill seems to be over—for now at least. Democratic and Republican Senate leaders have reportedly reached an agreement on a deal to reopen the government and avert a debt ceiling breach. With us to discuss the latest developments in the nation's capital is Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics

Monday, October 14, 2013

Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, discusses the latest news out of Washington and previews the upcoming week in politics.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Debt Ceiling; No Big Deal?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Nancy Cook, economic and fiscal policy correspondent for The National Journal, takes a closer look at some of the talking points surrounding the debt ceiling debate.


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The Takeaway

Rep. Westmoreland Weighs In On Budget Battles

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

October is looming, and if Congress doesn’t approve new spending bills the federal government will shut down. If this fight sounds familiar, that's because it is. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the budget battle is Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. Rep. Westmoreland serves Georgia's third congressional district and sits on the House Committee on Financial Services.

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The Takeaway

One More Sign that Washington Can't Handle Money

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The budget wars seem never ending in Washington D.C., with the sequester just one day away and no agreement between the White House and Republican leadership in sight.

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