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Debt-Limit Brinkmanship Is Dead

The GOP hatched this high-stakes strategy in the spring of 2011, but today is the day it officially died.

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Oct. 17 2013 11:50 AMRadical RepublicansThe Tea Party remains the GOP’s dominant force, unbowed and still deliriously irresponsible.
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Oct. 16 2013 7:44 PMThe GOP’s AlamoRepublicans are wasting no time in rewriting the history of their own defeat.
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Oct. 15 2013 10:25 AMPrimary KillersIf congressional Republicans are smart, they’ll postpone the next debt limit till after the 2014 primaries.
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Oct. 14 2013 3:00 PMA Senate Deal Solves Nothing—It's All About Boehner
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Oct. 16 2013 3:19 PMOne Tea Party Congressman Can See the Bright Side of the Debt Ceiling Deal
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Oct. 16 2013 7:40 AMWe're Closer Than Ever to a Deal
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Oct. 15 2013 8:00 PMIs This the Debt Limit’s Darkest Hour?Maybe. But as bad as it seems, Congress will still probably strike a deal.
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