(CNN) -- Standard & Poor's lowered its outlook for the nation's long-term debt Monday, saying the political grousing over the deficit could put more pressure on the still shaky economic recovery.---------------------
(FOX News)South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint warns he will filibuster vote on debt ceiling unless lawmakers add a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, adding a new twist in deficit battle.
Grab your asses.
**EDIT In another twist, checking the 10 Year T-note (^TNX), the interest rate was DOWN today about 1.15% when I checked. WTF?!?!?
**EDIT EDIT It appears that Krugman beat me to this by hours: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/sp-can-call-bond-vigilantes-from-the-vasty-deep/