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US President Barack Obama speaks with US Speaker of the House John Boehner during a meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 23, 2011. Obama summoned top lawmakers for crisis talks Saturday on averting an August debt default that could send shockwaves through the fragile global economy. With an August 2 deadline fast approaching, Obama warned that polarized lawmakers must have a plan for raising the $14.3 trillion US debt ceiling by the time world markets pass judgment Monday on the stalemate. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

“Emergency” Negotiations are the Only Kind Politicians Know

If I seem a bit cynical, it’s because I am experiencing an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. Is it just me, or does it seem that every set of negotiations between the White House and Congress over a major issue always comes down to some fabricated deadline?

07/24/2011