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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - John Mccaslin
Rick Santorum pushed back Monday against Mitt Romney's constant needling of the former Pennsylvania senator's "take one for the team" comment during last week's Republican presidential debate in Arizona, dubbing Mr. Romney the "most liberal guy" in the GOP race.
Sen. Mike Lee, one of the first-term budget hawks who rode a wave of tea party support into Washington last fall, on Wednesday dismissed Democrats' budget proposals as "insulting."
John McCaslin is away. The Inside the Beltway column will resume next Friday.
You choose, John
You choose, John
"I would propose that the two candidates for president form a two-person debate commission themselves, that we meet for a series of serious dialogues — if the president wants to use a teleprompter, that's fine. That we pick big topics, one of which obviously has to be health care and Obamacare has to be a part of that. One or two have to be on economic growth and jobs. A couple have to be on national security. I would propose that one ought to be on the nature of America — whether American exceptionalism matters and the Declaration of Independence matters," he said.