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3) Republicans shut down the government and Bogart the debt ceiling

Republican PartyU.S. Debt CeilingBarack ObamaU.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
Republicans made a massive miscalculation when they assumed that Obama's hardball tactics on the debt ceiling were just posturing. By playing a game of brinkmanship with the country's credit, the tea party wing of the Republican Party spooked the traditional pro-business wing and set the... Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg