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If you thought the Department of Defense would quietly accept a challenge to their budgetary authority, you were wrong. Leon Panetta, who’s been in the job barely over a month, warned Congress yesterday that, while DoD could handle the first round of cuts from the debt limit deal, the automatic
Had some bidness to take care of in the middle of the day there. But this has been a slow news cycle, so hopefully you didn’t miss me too much. • Dianne Feinstein engineered a defeat for two Dems on the Intelligence Committee trying to get the Obama Administration to
The White House definitely wants the Catfood Commission II to negotiate their grand bargain that they can tout along the lines of “getting things done” with a “bipartisan compromise.” And they believe that the automatic cuts that would be triggered if the Catfood Commission II recommendations don’t come about are
Perhaps there’s a limit to how many caves can occur in a week, because Democrats are actually taking a stand on the FAA authorization mess. The backstory here is that House Republicans basically left town without extending the FAA, which has been in partial shutdown since last week. As a
David Farenthold plays up a myth of old Washington, and how the debt deal showed that the old power-brokers still hold influence. The piece is notable for Mitch McConnell calling the debt limit increase “a hostage that’s worth ransoming,” which kind of invalidated all the conservative martyrdom about being called
If it’s possible, things are getting even more intense in Syria. The incursion into Hama, site of a large massacre of citizens at the hands of the regime in 1982, carries symbolic significance, as well as continuing the brutal repression which has killed or disappeared thousands since the start of