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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
If Obama invokes the 14th Amendment to avoid default, he might be impeached — but so what?
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads as follows:

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.

Could President Obama invoke that passage to save the federal government from defaulting on its debts?

Hendrik Hertzberg, by way of a comparison with certain problems faced by Abraham Lincoln, PONDERS the situation in which Obama currently finds himself:

The President is constitutionally sworn to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” but if ...

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