Let me finish tonight with an idea. It's a bigger one than usual - because, in many ways, it's a life saver. Bill Clinton as Secretary of the Treasury. Let me give you the case, although I think merely the thought is enough to make it.The former president spends an hour a day right now trying to grasp the economic challenges facing our... read more
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... read more
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... read more
Check out Hardball tonight with guest host Michael Smerconish! Here’s what we have in store… At the close of another workweek, we’re left wondering: Are we any closer to a debt deal? True to expectations, the House GOP’s “Cut, Cap and Balance,” plan was shot down in the Senate today, and Dems and Republicans are finding more headaches than... read more
by Michael Smerconish, Hardball guest hostAllow me to share a lingering thought about what happened in the U.K. with the Tuesday testimony of Rupert and James Murdoch.I’m a bit of a cynic, but no a conspiracy guy. I think Oswald killed Kennedy and acted alone. I abhor those who float the notion that 9/11 was an inside job and I lamented the... read more
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