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Must Read Op-Eds for July 11, 2011

07/11/11 01:12PM

Here are today's must read editorial and opinion columns.NO, WE CAN'T? OR WON'T  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESThe economy isn’t fixing itself. Nor are there real obstacles to government action: both the bond vigilantes and structural unemployment exist only in the imaginations of pundits. And if stimulus seems to have failed, it’s because it was never actually tried. read more

From left , House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. and...

Top Talker: Lawmakers plan another day of deficit reduction talks

07/11/11 10:25AM

 With just weeks to go before the August 2nd deadline, congressional leaders are heading back to the White House today for another meeting to try to reach a deal on raising the country's debt ceiling. After a 75-minute session with lawmakers last night, President Obama is expected to hold a news conference this morning to discuss their deficit reduction efforts." Last night, President Obama urged leaders to strive for the largest package possible: over $4 trillion in spending cuts over ten years. read more

Helping the US avoid default

Helping the US avoid default

07/10/11 08:00PM

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., shares examples of the Republicans’ refusal to compromise and discusses how both parties can move forward to reach a compromise. watch

Former Gov. Pataki: I hope GOP holds tough on taxes

07/08/11 10:37AM

Former Gov. George Pataki, R-N.Y: "I think there has to be a deal. I just hope the Republicans hold tough on taxes; because the problem is not that we need to raise taxes on those who are trying to create jobs. We need to undo the massive spending binge that we've seen in the last two-and-a-half years. I think the president needs a deal; he can't have a government shut down. He can’t have the country threatening default, so Republicans should stick to their guns. I think we can get a lot of entitlement reform, spending reductions and take a major step forward." read more

Must Read Op-Eds for July 8, 2011

07/08/11 09:26AM

Here are today's must read editorial and opinion columns.NEGOTIATING ON A KNIFE'S EDGE  EDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESMr. Obama might want to consider the advice of several constitutional scholars who say Congress may not be able to put the government in default by refusing to raise the debt limit because the 14th Amendment says the public debt cannot be questioned... Such a declaration by the president would probably lead to litigation or even attempts at impeachment... read more