How Is America Reacting to the Debt Ceiling Drama?

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Nobody knows what the first default in US government history might look like, and it might take until midnight Tuesday before the world knows whether it's going to happen.  The House and the Senate are still going in different directions. They look like they're working hard, but it doesn't appear they can resolve the debt-ceiling issue before the weekend. Informal surveys of ordinary Americans are getting responses like "shameful," lunacy," "clowns" and "embarrassment." How does it look in various parts of the country?


Doyle McManus - Los Angeles Times, David Yepsen - journalist - @DavidYepsen, Wayne Bennett - - @fieldnegro, Bruce Cain - University of California Washington Center, Scott Huffmon - Winthrop University - @winthroppoll, Wayne Slater - journalist and author - @WayneSlater

Warren Olney

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