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The price of politics

Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2012.
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This book examines the struggle between President Obama and the United States Congress to manage federal spending and tax policy for the three and one half years between 2009 and the summer of 2012. More than half the book focuses on the intense 44-day crisis in June and July 2011 when the United States came to the brink of a potentially catastrophic default on its debt. Based on eighteen months of reporting, the  Read more...
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Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Woodward
ISBN: 9781471113192 1471113191 9781451651102 1451651104 9781451651119 1451651112
OCLC Number: 792881739
Description: xvii, 428 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Prologue --
Chapters 1-40.
Responsibility: Bob Woodward.

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This book examines the struggle between President Obama and the United States Congress to manage federal spending and tax policy for the three and one half years between 2009 and the summer of 2012. More than half the book focuses on the intense 44-day crisis in June and July 2011 when the United States came to the brink of a potentially catastrophic default on its debt. Based on eighteen months of reporting, the author presents a well-documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and a half years. Providing verbatim, day-by-day accounts, he shows what really happened, what drove the debates and struggles that continue to define the American future.

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"A book everyone is talking about." --Diane Sawyer, ABC "A very revealing, insightful book." --Sean Hannity, Fox News, "Hannity" "Required Reading" --Elizabeth Titus, Politico

 
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