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Bipartisan brinkmanship: A short history

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Congress and the White House have a history of creating financial crises for the country, including: - April 2011: They left the public on edge for weeks as they tangled over how to fund government. A government shutdown was moments away when they struck a deal to keep it open for several months more. - August 2011: The fight over raising the government's borrowing limit dragged on for weeks....

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