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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Debt Talk Mired, Leader for G.O.P. Proposes Option

“The leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said a bipartisan budget-cutting deal is probably out of reach, making it unlikely that Republicans would approve an increase in the government’s debt limit by Aug. 2. To prevent default, he proposed that Congress in effect empower Mr. Obama to raise the government’s borrowing limit without its prior

approval of offsetting cuts in spending.” New York Times

Congress hasn’t done much to limit presidential power in generations anyway . . .

FEE Timely Classic

The Sovereign Presidency: Is This What the Framers Had in Mind?“ by Joseph R. Stromberg