Political Checklist: Voting on a Debt Plan That Can’t Pass

BY Quinn Bowman  July 18, 2011 at 1:54 PM EDT



NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian asks Senior Correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill why House Republicans are voting for their “cut, cap and balance” deficit reduction plan if they know it has no chance to pass the Senate. The team also discusses the possibility that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will jump into the contest for the Republican presidential nomination.

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