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07/25/11 04:07PM

If someone told you months ago that a debt deal was on the table, and that it included no revenues and all cuts, which party would you say backed it? Welcome to the Reid Plan, the Democrats’ present best hope against the Boehner plan (which also includes no new taxes, and aims for spending cuts equal to any debt ceiling hike). As Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn says, “The Democrat’s line in the sand is inside the GOP tent.” It’s our top story tonight. Corn and Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman are here to discuss. Plus, Sen. read more

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07/25/11 09:20AM

Good morning...The two sides are still far apart in the debt ceiling negotiations, and now House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are drawing up their own backup plans. But can either of them do what's been impossible thus far -- come up with a plan that can pass both the House and the Senate, and get the President's signature? It looks increasingly grim. read more