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October 07, 2021
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“Not my default.”

In This Episode

Mitch McConnell decides that he won’t plunge the nation into a catastrophic recession for at least two more months, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney joins to talk about the party’s midterm strategy, and Dan and Jon rate bad takes on a scale of 1-to-4 Politicos in a new game called The Take Appreciators.


Show Notes


Debt Limit

  • Politico: Dems take GOP’s short-term debt fix offer, kicking deadline to December 
  • CNN: Democrats explore new options to raise debt ceiling amid deepening standoff with GOP 
  • Politico: Mitch McConnell offered Chuck Schumer three options to address the debt ceiling
  • Politico: Republicans prepare exit strategy as they plan to filibuster debt limit — again
  • Playbook PM: Does McAuliffe have a Biden problem?
  • Playbook: What’s Chuck’s Plan B?
  • Punchbowl: Debt limit doubts
  • White House Economic Advisors: Life After Default
  • MSNBC: To resolve the GOP’s debt-ceiling crisis, Dems face an obvious choice
  • Politico: Biden broaches nuclear option in standoff with McConnell 
  • Politico: GOP’s debt limit challenge: Don’t be ‘a complete a–hole’ 
  • WSJ editorial board: The Debt Ceiling Deception
  • Insider: Sen. Susan Collins floats GOP support for a debt-limit hike in exchange for Democrats abandoning Biden’s $3.5 trillion social-spending plan


Sean Patrick Maloney

  • Politico: Dem centrists say DCCC is threatening to withhold fundraising if they oppose Biden priority 
  • Washington Post: Opinion: Democrats are worried about the midterms. Can their agenda save them? 
  • Politico: House Dem campaign chief warns the majority at risk without message reboot 
  • NBC News: Democrats have a voter registration problem in key states as midterms approach 
  • Washington Post: Opinion: Tribalism threatens Virginia’s new bipartisan redistricting commission 
  • Reuters: As redistricting gets under way, Democrats’ prospects looking brighter 
  • NY Times: Voters Had Their Say. Partisans Ignored Them. 
  • Washington Post: Map proposals show how parties hope to gain from new congressional boundaries



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