In this week’s episode, another political showdown could be brewing in Washington where President Obama and Democrats in congress are negotiating with Republicans over budget priorities. Republicans are calling for all debt limit increases to be matched dollar-for-dollar by spending cuts, and Democrats are pushing back. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos spoke with Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about the national debt debate. Finally, at the political roundtable, political contributor George Will, political commentator Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom discussed the debt debate and the latest in the race for the White House.
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In this episode, Christiane Amanpour interviews the President's top political advisor David Plouffe about the view from the white house on the debt stalemate. Then Amanpour chats with republican senator Lindsey Graham on the search for consensus within his own party on the deficiet debate. Amanpour also hosts a roundtable with George Will, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, And ABC Chief Political Correspondent George Stephanopoulos to discuss the final hours of the debt ceiling debate. Finally, Amanpour talks with ABC's David Muir who reports on the country's epic famine.
In this week’s episode, Christiane Amanpour discusses with White House Chief of Staff, Bill Daley concern regarding the federal government’s debt crisis. Then Christian hosts a roundtable discussion with George Will, Democratic Strategist, Donna Brazile, Al Hunt, Executive Washington Editor of Bloomberg News, and ABC Senior Political Correspondent, Jon Karl, to speak about the battle over raising the debt ceiling. And finally, International Monetary Fund’s new chief Christine Lagarde joins Amanpour regarding global anxiety over the prospect of an American debt default.