Entries by Jon-Christopher Bua from 08/2011

Washington Notebook: Too Close for Comfort

| Posted 08.01.2011 | UK Politics

To prevent a default at the eleventh hour Obama may have relinquished the last arrow in his political quiver by agreeing to deep cuts in government spending which some economists believe might jeopardise this fragile recovery.

Washington Notebook: A Machiavellian Bargain

| Posted 08.03.2011 | UK

After a long and painful process both Houses of Congress finally voted to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending in an effort to begin to reduce the deficit.

Washington Notebook: Blindsided - The S&P Downgrade

| Posted 08.10.2011 | UK Politics

Although the key players in this Administration may NOT have been shocked by the S&P downgrade late last Friday night just after the markets closed - the rest of us clearly were blindsided!

Washington Notebook: An America Divided

| Posted 08.16.2011 | UK

During this Civil War Remembrance Year, as a nation America looks back 150 years and hears the somber words of Abraham Lincoln - "A house divided against itself cannot stand."