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Under Trump, GOP shrugs at deficit

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Under Trump, GOP shrugs at deficit
In 2011, with the nation still climbing back from the Great Recession, Republicans threatened global markets by refusing to raise the federal debt limit unless President Barack Obama and the Democrats agreed to steep across-the-board spending cuts for years to come. Eight years later - and $7.7 trillion more in debt - President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers have agreed this week to lift the debt ceiling again without a fuss, and with hundreds of billions in new spending on top of it. The deal marks a significant capitulation to Trump after years of brinkmanship from Republicans claiming the mantle...
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