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The Brian Lehrer Show

Super Fallout

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time magazine, discusses how the failure to reach 2013 budget recommendations may have an impact right away.

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Stocks Close Down as Congressional Debt Talks Collapse

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stocks tumbled and the Dow Jones industrial average fell into negative territory for the year as the congressional supercommittee tasked to come up with a deal to cut the federal deficit failed to reach agreement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Super Committee Countdown: So What If It Fails?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses whether U.S. treasury holders should really be worried, and what else is at stake. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Super Committee Countdown: Rethinking the Defense Budget

Thursday, November 17, 2011

With the deficit super committee defense budget "trigger" on the line, Travis Sharp, Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), looks at what the funding priorities are for the US military. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Super Committee Countdown: Political Plays

Monday, November 14, 2011

Politico congressional reporter, Manu Raju, talks about the latest political jockeying around the super committee negotiations. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Super Committee Countdown: Corporate Tax Rates

Friday, November 11, 2011

Adam Davidson, co-host of Planet Money and new columnist for the New York Times Magazine, discusses the role that corporate taxes play in the deficit negotiations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Super Committee Countdown: Are Deficits That Bad Anyway?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bill Frenzel, visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, 20-year Republican Congressman from MN, and ranking minority member on the House  Budget Committee, talks with Heather Boushey, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, about how concerned we should be about long-term deficit, and how the positions differ among various Democratic party factions.

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Phil Angelides on the Financial Crisis Fallout

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and former two-term California State Treasurer Phil Angelides discusses the global financial crisis the responses to it--including the Euro Zone debt crisis and the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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WNYC News

For City Hospitals, 'Super Committee' Failure is a Pretty Good Option

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Officials and supporters of the nation’s largest public hospital system are calling on Congress's "Super Committee" not to cut Medicaid — and wouldn’t mind if talks collapse altogether.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Super Committee: Who's Who

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Scott Montgomery, CQ Roll Call editor in chief, explains the make-up and functioning of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction or "super committee." The 12-member bipartisan panel is charged with finding 1.5 trillion in savings over ten years.

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