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  • McManus: Sadder but wiser pols

     McManus: Sadder but wiser pols
    President Obama took a posse of Republican senators to dinner last week, and this week he's giving Congress the unusual courtesy of no fewer than four presidential visits to Capitol Hill.
  • McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something

     McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something
    OK, so Congress hasn't managed to pass a budget, fix the tax code or avert the automatic spending cuts of the dreaded "sequester." Are they getting anything done on Capitol Hill? Yes, and you'll probably be surprised to hear where progress is being...

    McManus: Fiscal crisis? What crisis?

    McManus: Fiscal crisis? What crisis?
    Here's what is most maddening about the "Perils of Pauline" fiscal crises that President Obama and Congress have led us into during the last year: Both sides have known from the beginning what the final deals would look like, but neither side has been...

    Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war

    There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example. The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...

    From Obama: Hail, Armageddon

    From Obama: Hail, Armageddon
    WASHINGTON — "The worst-case scenario for us," a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Washington Post, "is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens." Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by...