Corn on “Hardball”: Did the Tea Party Win the Debt Ceiling Fight?

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David Corn and author Ron Reagan joined Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball Tuesday night to discuss the resolution of the debt ceiling battle. Was the Tea Party the big winner? If so, what’s going to stop them from holding the economy hostage again to get what they want in the future?

Watch the video below:

Want to learn more about the debt ceiling fight? Read David Corn on the Obama administration’s strategy, review our detailed, updated explainer on how we got to this point, and learn why Kevin Drum thinks the deal sucks. Still hungry? Andy Kroll has a great piece on what the deal means for our future.

David Corn is Mother Jones’ Washington bureau chief. For more of his stories, click here. He’s also on Twitter.

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