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PBS NewsHour: White House, House Republicans Face Off Over Competing Deficit Reduction Plans

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House speaker John Boehner wrote to President Obama to reject a White House plan to raise tax rates for the wealthiest Americans, suggesting instead a counter-offer that raises Medicare eligibility age. Gwen Ifill talks to Erskine Bowles about his deficit reduction plan and how it differs from current proposals on the table.

War savings and debt reduction, take two

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The congressional “supercommittee” is looking to count as budget savings as much as $700 billion that the nation no longer plans to spend on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan over the next decade, an accounting gimmick that has drawn fire from both Democrats and Republicans.

On supercommittee, growing doubts about reaching a debt deal

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With just 10 days left before a Thanksgiving deadline, members of the congressional “supercommittee” appear increasingly pessimistic about the odds of forging a debt-reduction deal, despite a new offer by Republicans to raise taxes.

October 28, 2011

Weekly Show

A long shot a short time ago, Herman Cain is shaking up the GOP race. But rising polls numbers brings greater scrutiny. And what happened to Rick Perry’s surge?  Also, the President tries to bypass Congress. Plus the clock is ticking on the Deficit Reduction Committee. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times; Jackie Calmes, NY Times; Janet Hook, Wall St. Journal.
 

PBS NewsHour: Obama, Boehner Still 'Quite Far Apart' on Debt Deal

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July 25, 2011

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner addressed the nation Monday about the approaching debt-limit deadline and the political stalemate between top lawmakers over deficit-reduction proposals. Watch their full remarks plus analysis from Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Voting on a Debt Plan That Can't Pass

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July 18, 2011

NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian asks Senior Correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill why the House Republicans are voting for their Cut, Cap and Balance deficit reduction plan if they know it has no chance to pass the U.S. Senate. The team also discusses the possibility that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will jump into the Republican nominating contest.

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