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  • August 4, 2011  

    Congressional leaders announced Thursday they had reached a bipartisan agreement to temporarily extend funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, which would end the nearly two-week partial shutdown but leave long-term funding in question. Jeffrey Brown discusses the deal with Public Radio International’s Todd Zwillich. Continue reading

  • August 2, 2011  

    The Senate passed a bipartisan agreement to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and cut spending Tuesday. President Obama quickly signed the deal, but it couldn’t stop a sell-off on Wall Street. Jeffrey Brown discusses the compromise bill with University of California, Berkeley’s Robert Reich and Stanford University’s John Taylor. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2011  

    The debt-ceiling deal hammered out by President Obama and congressional leaders over the weekend passed the House late Monday and is set for a Senate vote midday on Tuesday. Judy Woodruff discusses the deal and the ongoing debate in Washington with Jack Lew, director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2011  

    As the Senate prepares to take up a compromise bill to raise the national debt ceiling, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are noting their opposition to the compromise. Jeffrey Brown discusses the opposing arguments with Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. Continue reading

  • August 1, 2011  

    On Wall Street, stocks initially rallied Monday on the news of a debt-ceiling deal, but a weak report on manufacturing killed the surge. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the financial world’s reactions to the drama over a debt deal as part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2011  

    It was poised to be a decision day in the House of Representatives on Thursday as Speaker John Boehner faced a key test of his leadership. Jeffrey Brown and David Chalian discuss the debt plan vote, which was abruptly postponed late in the day by the GOP leadership. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2011  

    A recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found 80 percent of American are either dissatisfied or angry with the federal government’s inability to reach a compromise to avert default. Judy Woodruff discusses the public mood with a reporter and a political columnist. Continue reading

  • July 27, 2011  

    A vote on Speaker Boehner’s debt plan was delayed until Thursday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the bill would cut $850 billion instead of the promised $1.2 trillion. Gwen Ifill discusses the ongoing stalemate with President Obama’s senior political adviser, David Plouffe, and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2011  

    Mondayt’s dueling speeches by President Obama and House Speaker Boehner only seem to reinforce the state of the stalemate over raising the debt ceiling. Jeffrey Brown discusses the entrenchment in Washington with The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib, The New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin and The Financial Times’ Gillian Tett. Continue reading

  • July 25, 2011  

    With little more than a week until the U.S. debt-ceiling deadline, lawmakers on both sides of Capitol Hill offered competing plans on Monday on how to avert a crisis. Gwen Ifill discusses the impact on Americans if a deal is not reached with IHS Global Insight’s Nariman Behravesh and the Pew Center on the States’ Kil Huh. Continue reading