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  • Nation Calls Capitol Mad, and It Agrees Saturday, 30 Jul 2011 | 3:18 PM ET

    If the rest of the country thinks that Washington has gone mad this summer, that is pretty much the view in this bewildered capital, too. The New York Times reports.

  • Debt Crisis, Buying Opportunity for the Chinese? Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 1:44 AM ET

    As America’s largest foreign creditor, China has little option but to hope for the best and try to calm jittery markets in the event of a downgrade of US debt by the ratings agencies according to economists at Capital Economics.

  • "Go the F**k to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach

    Author Adam Mansbach said what every parent was thinking, "Hey, kids: 'Go the F— to Sleep.'" Now, one TV anchor is saying what most of America has been thinking: "Hey, Congress: 'Go the F— to Sleep!'"

  • US Downgrade Good for Dollar? Don't Rule It Out Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 2:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    When "the dollar is the reserve currency underpinning the system, waking up to discover that U.S. debt may not be AAA after all is surely a market event,” says an analyst at one European bank.

  • If There's a Debt Deal, These Four Will Make It Happen Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 2:53 PM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner

    It's this quartet  who will have to draw on their experience, skill and charm to find the deal and the votes to pass it for averting an unprecedented government default next week..

  • What’s So Bad About the Reid Plan? Monday, 25 Jul 2011 | 4:33 PM ET
    US Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid

    The big sticking points between the House GOP leadership and Sen. Harry Reid’s latest plan are 1) the House wants two debt increases, one this year and one next year (Reid has just one increase) and 2) the House Republicans want a guaranteed balanced-budget-amendment vote.

  • House to Vote on Tea Party-Backed Debt Plan Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    With a default deadline looming, House Republican leaders are giving the Tea Party what amounts to a symbolic floor vote on its "cut, cap and balance" debt-limit plan.

  • Obama Invites Senate Leaders to Discuss Debt Limit Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 12:25 PM ET

    The White House says President Barack Obama is stepping directly into stalled debt talks, inviting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican leader Mitch McConnell separately to discussions Monday.

  • US Economy’s Woes Shift the Focus of Budget Talks Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 6:12 AM ET

    Recent signs that the economic recovery is flagging have introduced a new tension into the bipartisan budget negotiations.

  • Tarp Shows That US Can Break Political Deadlock Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 11:51 PM ET
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner.

    Not many things have emerged from the quagmire of US Congress recently which have produced a truly pleasant surprise. But could the troubled asset relief programme - better known as Tarp - turn out to be one?

  • Commentary: Higher US Taxes Are Coming Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 2:13 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    What does the rise of libertarianism portend for the future of the US? This is not a question of interest to Americans alone. It matters almost as much to the rest of the world.