Communication Breakdown

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July 23 2011 9:49 PM

Communication Breakdown

Paul Kane et al have the latest on the failing debt negotiations. Based on my conversations on the Hill on Friday, I'm overly optimistic that we might get a short-term deal that takes us to September -- enough time to score a Gang of Six-derived plan that members can actually pass. And the announcement of a short-term deal is one of the few things that could calm markets tomorrow.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.