Budget and Deficit Talks Spawn 'Uncivil Discourse' - Yahoo! NewsAfter the horrific tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., it was widely assumed that conservative politics pushed Jared Loughner toward a shooting spree. NPR presented a range of opinion on the subject and praised the president's healing words in the aftermath.
Loughner turned out to be a maniac for all political persuasions, but the sharp tone of the dialogue between Republicans and Democrats bubbled to the surface again this week.
"Eric, don't call my bluff," said a frustrated president before quitting budget talks Wednesday.