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CNN's Brian Todd reports on the idea to mint a $1 trillion coin to solve the debt-ceiling crisis.
House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer on August 30 about Paul Ryan and the debt.
Washington (CNN) - You have to give Jon Huntsman some credit. He’s willing to go where none of the other major Republican presidential candidates are willing to go.
He was the only one who actually endorsed the debt ceiling deal worked out between President Obama and the Republican and Democratic leadership. Even former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who has a long history of being a moderate Republican, came out against the deal just before it was passed.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explains why he voted against the debt deal.
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CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the critical role Vice President Biden played in getting the debt deal done.
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CNN's Jim Acosta reports the tea party members of Congress believe they have accomplished something big.
Washington (CNN) - It didn’t take very long for the House of Representatives to get out of Dodge. Within minutes of passing the debt ceiling legislation Monday night, they adjourned until Sept. 7. The August-plus-a-week-of-September recess has begun. Those members who could still get out of Washington Monday night bolted to Reagan National, Dulles or Baltimore/Washington Airport. The others waited until Tuesday.
Now that the Senate has passed the legislation, the senators are doing the exact same thing – rushing to get out of Washington for five weeks.
CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on who will feel the impact of the initial spending cuts in the debt deal.
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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver talks to CNN about his budget vote and his recent "colorful" tweet regarding the deal.
CNN's Brian Todd explains the cuts involved in the debt deal and how it will affect you.
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