Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, a noted liberal, threw the Constitution figuratively at GOP Senator Ted Cruz on Tuesday night, as tensions flared in the debt-ceiling debate.
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Author Thomas B. Allen looks at George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution, and what it helped the First Congress accomplish, as a comparative point for today’s Congress in Washington.
On Tuesday afternoon, Constitution Daily spoke with Shai Akabas from the Bipartisan Policy Center about what the default date really means in the debt-ceiling drama, and why the government would have a tough time prioritizing its bills if it defaulted.
A key part of the fiscal cliff drama last January, across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester, are now a big obstacle in preventing a deal in Washington about the debt ceiling and government shutdown.
Congress had to know voters wouldn’t be happy with a government shutdown and a debt-ceiling crisis. But two recent polls show many Americans would fire all of Congress, or lobby for a new political party.