Unpacking the debt-deal spin

August 2, 2011

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The vote on the debt deal went to the Senate Tuesday.

After months of bickering, posturing and name calling, Congress reached a debt deal. Legislators used every inch of room before hitting Tuesday’s debt-ceiling deadline. The deal passed the House and is expected to pass the Senate Tuesday. Still, nobody appeared to jump for joy. Eight Forty-Eight opened the discussion up to listeners and fielded calls, e-mails and tweets. Host Alison Cuddy was joined by two political analysts - consultant David Dring and political science professor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto - to help unpack the budget deal. Together, they examined the political back and forth, media coverage and spin.

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