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Events Erode Hope of Tax Overhaul Before Election Day

On The Radar

Even in good times, tax reform poses steep political challenges. And these aren’t exactly good times.That helps explain the angst among advocates of revamping the tax code as they have watched events erode their hopes of near-term success on Capitol Hill.

August 5, 2011

Weekly Show

The economy is the worst it’s been in years. Why and how did we get to this point?

Also, with all the infighting in Washington these past 3-months, how did the debt deal come together and how will it effect the 2012 elections? Plus, voter confidence and its impact on the polls. With Michael Duffy, Time; Deborah Solomon, The Wall Street Journal; and Charles Babington, Associated Press.