First Word: Cracks forming in the sacred pledge

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia
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With 36 days to reach a deal on the fiscal curb, Republican lawmakers in both the House and the Senate seem more willing to violate Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge. But Norquist dismissed such faux radical talk of raising taxes, saying these politicians were “discussing impure thoughts on national television.” Here’s a look at stories shaping tonight’s Last Word rundown:

First Word: Cracks forming in the sacred pledge

Updated