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Latest update : 2011-08-03

US debt deal: but at what cost?

Today, the press and blogosphere have called the 74-page agreement between Democrats and Republicans to raise the US debt ceiling by 2.4 trillion dollars "a disastrous compromise", "the result of extortion" and even "a sugar-coated Satan sandwich" (by Democrat Emmanuel Cleaver). Laura Baines asks her guests if Obama has given away too much, and if such a divided Washington will able to deal with the major economic challenges ahead.

 

  • Philip CROWTHER, France 24 Correspondent (from Washington);
  • Bruce STOKES, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for Economics, German Marshall Fund of the United States (from Washington)
  • Chris EDWARDS, Director of Tax and Budget studies, CATO Institute (from Washington);
  • John R. MacARTHUR, Publisher, Harper’s Magazine (from New York)
  • Ali FATEMI, Professor of finance, American Graduate School of Economics in Paris.

 

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2015-05-28 British politics

David Cameron's EU Tour: British PM meets Europe's leaders to plead his cause (part 2)

Lunch in The Hague, dinner in Paris, followed by breakfast in Warsaw and lunch in Berlin. That's the outline of a whistle-stop tour that David Cameron has embarked upon in his...

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2015-05-28 British politics

David Cameron's EU Tour: British PM meets Europe's leaders to plead his cause (part 1)

Lunch in The Hague, dinner in Paris, followed by breakfast in Warsaw and lunch in Berlin. That's the outline of a whistle-stop tour that David Cameron has embarked upon in his...

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2015-05-27 FIFA

FIFA corruption scandal: Top officials indicted on US corruption charges (part 2)

The world's most popular sport is in turmoil. Two separate inquiries have been launched into corruption at football's governing body, FIFA. A US probe is looking into $150...

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2015-05-27 FIFA

FIFA corruption scandal: Top officials indicted on US corruption charges (part 1)

The world’s most popular sport is in turmoil. Two separate inquiries have been launched into corruption at football’s governing body, FIFA. A US probe is looking into $150...

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2015-05-26 Iran

Islamic State group advances: Baghdad and Washington trade blame over losses (part 2)

The fight is on in Ramadi, a campaign to recapture the capital of Anbar province that has now been taken in hand by Shiite militias. But even as the operation unfolds,...

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