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  • November 25, 2011  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including GOP hopefuls’ attempt to draw sharp distinctions on foreign policy during their latest debate, the shift on immigration among Republicans and the failure of the deficit supercommittee. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    I’ve been saying the following to friends and colleagues for months now: In all my many years as a business and economics reporter, I have never seen a greater cognitive dissonance than in the current coverage of the U.S. bond … Continue reading

  • November 22, 2011  

    The failure of the deficit supercommittee echoed Tuesday on the campaign trail as President Obama pressed Republicans in New Hampshire to support extending payroll tax cuts for another year. Ray Suarez discusses the failed congressional effort with Paul Krugman of Princeton University and Martin Feldstein of Harvard University. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2011  

    The bipartisan congressional committee charged with cutting the U.S. deficit admitted failure on Monday. Judy Woodruff discusses the legislative logjam with Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute, Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institution. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2011  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including gridlock in the congressional deficit supercommittee, GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich’s financial entanglements and Herman Cain’s stumble over questions about President Obama’s handling of Libya. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, state officials raised the count of homes destroyed by the Bastrop County wildfire to nearly 1,400. The fire is about 30 percent contained. Also, two NATO troops have been killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. There is no word on their nationalities or the exact location of the attack. Continue reading