Handicapping Washington’s Fiscal Fights
Peter Lefkin distills the political bout over a stopgap spending bill that risks a government shutdown if it’s not passed by Sept. 30, and a separate duel over raising the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling by mid-October.
Coping with America’s Power Outage
Ahead of a possible government shutdown and a fierce debt-ceiling debate, Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs of Allianz of America, comments on how leadership has failed in a new era of digital democracy.
Immigration Reform and Its Political Realities
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, takes an in-depth look at proposed immigration amnesty, where Democrats and Republicans stand on the issue and how it will shape the political landscape in 2013 and beyond.
Round 2 of the Debt-Ceiling Debate
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, breaks down the latest developments on the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling and related budget battles including the possibility of tax and entitlement reform.
State of the Union Reveals Stark Contrast Between President and GOP Visions
Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, breaks down the president’s address, highlighting the political implications of his legislative agenda and the fierce sparring over deficits and spending that lies ahead.