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On Friday, S&P downgraded the United States bond rating for the first time in American history. How should policy makers respond to the downgrade?
Ignore it. S&P failed to predict the economic downturn and its credit ratings have been an unreliable guide for investors.
The decision adds new urgency for the congressional "super-committee" to reach a deal that cuts spending and raises revenue.
Washington needs to focus on what Americans really want, jobs. Politicians need to listen to the American people, not S&P.
It's time for President Obama to get serious about closing the deficit by repealing the Bush tax cuts and closing tax loopholes.
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This weekend Rick Perry launched his campaign for President, Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race and Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll. What do these developments mean for the 2012 presidential election?
What progressive sports issue do you care about the most?
As President Obama and Congressional leaders struggle to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling, what do you think must be included in any compromise?
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The US government is four weeks away from defaulting on its debt for the first time in history. What should Washington do to prevent a default?
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President Obama has announced that he would withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer and continue withdrawal after that. What do you think of the President's decision?
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