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August 1st, 2011
11:11 PM ET

Debt deal 'sugar-coated Satan sandwich'

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver talks to CNN about his budget vote and his recent "colorful" tweet regarding the deal.


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Interviews
August 1st, 2011
11:06 PM ET

Dissecting the debt deal

CNN's Brian Todd explains the cuts involved in the debt deal and how it will affect you.

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August 1st, 2011
11:00 PM ET

Pentagon a loser in debt deal?

CNN's Barbara Starr looks at what's at stake for the U.S. military once lawmakers agree on long-term deficit reduction.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Debt • Deficit • Military
BLITZER'S BLOG: Debate is just beginning
August 1st, 2011
02:07 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Debate is just beginning

Washington (CNN) - If you liked the debt ceiling debate of recent days, you probably will love the debate that will occur in the days leading up to Thanksgiving this year.

If you hated the current debate, you probably will despise the one coming up in four months.
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Filed under: Debt • Wolf Blitzer