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Occupy Congress on Jan. 17: 'Largest Occupy protest ever' - BlogPost - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    In the two weeks since the New York Police Department cleared New York's Zuccotti Park of its camping protesters, the Occupy Wall Street movement has increasingly turned its attention to Washington. Last week, some 50 marchers arrived at McPherson Square from New York and then marched on the Capitol. Yesterday, Occupy DC targeted congressional Democrats at a campaign fundraiser. Now, protesters say they plan to Occupy Congress on Jan. 17, in the "largest Occupy protest ever!"
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Could this time have been different? - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    A deep look at the economic policies we did and didn't choose.
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Five myths about the debt ceiling - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    In recent months, the federal debt ceiling - last increased in February 2010 and now standing at $14.3 trillion - has become a matter of national debate and political hysteria. The ceiling must be raised by Aug. 2, Treasury says, or the government will run out of cash. Congressional Republicans counter that they won't raise the debt limit unless Democrats agree to large budget cuts with no tax increases. President Obama insists that closing tax loopholes must be part of the package. Whom and what to believe in the great debt-limit debate? Here are some misconceptions that get to the heart of the battle.
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Five economic lessons from Sweden, the rock star of the recovery - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    STOCKHOLM - Almost every developed nation in the world was walloped by the financial crisis, their economies paralyzed, their prospects for the future muddied.

    And then there's Sweden, the rock star of the recovery.
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