Debt-ceiling negotiations crept along Tuesday as both sides agreed on the need for action, but not on the fundamentals of a deal. Gwen Ifill discusses the specifics of what would happen if negotiators don’t reach an agreement by the Aug. 2 deadline with Jay Powell of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Continue reading
…that Hero of Haberdashery, Champ of Chapeaux, el Senor de Sombreros and Fliest of Fedoras — my hat! In a poll so scientific Bill Nye might turn green with envy, the Making Sen$e readership has spoken as one. Well, as … Continue reading
…that Hero of Haberdashery, Champ of Chapeaux, el Senor de Sombreros and Fliest of Fedoras — my hat!
Shocking as it may be, President Obama and every serious contender for the Republican nomination agree on one important fact: The 2012 presidential election is going to be fought and won on the economy. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the state of partisan politics in Washington, the issues driving voter anger, and what President Obama’s slipping approval rating means for his legislative agenda. Continue reading
President Barack Obama’s approval rating has steadied near 49 percent after dropping for much of this year, according to new voter polls released Friday. Both parties are working to address public frustration over partisan gridlock in Congress as the fall’s midterm elections draw closer. Continue reading