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by NR Editors

The Boston Red Sox announced the hiring of Edward Snowden as bench coach.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer wanted to extend the debt limit for three months, while their Republican counterparts preferred to extend it for six months. President Trump sided with the Democrats, for no obvious reason. Democrats cheered the break in Republican ranks while Republicans debated how damaging and whose fault it was. Some Republicans seem to believe that the longer-term extension of the debt limit could have been successfully coupled with conservative reforms and that such reforms will be much harder to get in three months. Maybe so, but it’s extremely speculative. Also speculative is the expectation that Trump is now going to make a habit of acquiescing to Democratic policies. What he is likely to do is what he has been doing, which is to improvise.

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