President Trump’s Bipartisan Gesture Met With #Resistance

President Donald Trump reached across the aisle with two hands last week to form a short-term fiscal deal with Democrats. Pundits promptly went crazy. Somehow, the decision to postpone the coming fight over spending and debt until the new year, a shift of just a few months, became a sign that the two-party system was…
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Now in the Minority, Harry Reid Suddenly Is in the Mood to Negotiate

Harry Reid has some nerve. Not that we didn’t already know that, but now that he’s been knocked from his perch as Majority Leader, where he squeezed notions of democracy with an iron fist, he’s taken to casting stones at GOP Senate leadership over the operation of the chamber. Take a look at this passage…
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Congress Hasn’t Even Been Sworn In Yet And Democrats are Already Mischaracterizing the Debt Limit

The brash and bawdy New Year’s Eve has passed, unfolding into a sober (hopefully) and solemn New Year’s Day. It is a day marked by reflections on the year gone by and resolutions (soon to be forgotten) to improve the days ahead. It’s also a political dead zone, when pundits and prognosticators will day upon…
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Politics Winning Out Over Pragmatism in Debt Limit Fight

Republicans are stuck on a political hamster wheel—they are running really fast and getting nowhere. On Thursday, Republicans coalesced around a deal to grant a six-week extension of the debt ceiling in order to avoid any turmoil in the bond market, keep the United States credit rating secure, and give them more time to work…
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Republicans Waiting Patiently for Obama at the Debt Limit Negotiating Table

The Wall Street Journal’s Daniel Henninger perfectly captured President Obama’s unique governing style this way: “The Obama modus operandi is reducible to this: I think, therefore you do.” That style is already on full display in the looming fight over the debt ceiling. For months President Obama and his top deputies have refused to negotiate.…
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Republicans Will Use Debt Limit to Expose Democrats’ Budgetary Dishonesty

Republicans have emerged from their annual retreat refreshed, revived and with a plan. Over the past several years, emboldened by their 2010 midterm surge, Republicans had used an aggressive approach to governance. They would utilize every lever at their power and use every opportunity to arose to push the nation toward a more fiscally sustainable…
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Democrats’ Eschew Constitution, Common Sense in Quest to Avoid Cutting the Deficit

The national debt is a very serious problem. How to reform Washington’s spending habits is a very serious question. And our bondholders, who are very serious people, are watching closely to make sure we are seriously going to pay off our debts. To this point, we have. Despite much hand-wringing, partisan wrangling and a general…
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Democrats Already Searching For Loopholes to Avoid Debt Limit Debate

Well that didn’t take long. Just days after a months-long, hard-fought battle to avert the fiscal cliff, President Obama is already posturing on the next big negotiation: raising the debt limit. “One thing I will not compromise over is whether or not Congress should pay the tab for a bill they’ve already racked up,” Obama…
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