He added that he is "frustrated" with the level of partisanship and brinksmanship
witnessed in the last month.
Besides the brinksmanship
on the debt limit, House and Senate leaders narrowly avoided a government shutdown earlier this year.
The king's decree - which covers several Shiite activists accused of plotting against the state - adds to the brinksmanship
on both sides that has included a massive pro-government rally Monday and the planned returned of a prominent opposition figure from exile.
One of the most dangerous consequences of this situation is that Pyongyang's nuclear brinksmanship
will be emulated worldwide by other belligerent states that aspire to possess weapons of mass destruction.
In the two weeks before penning this column, England changed prime ministers, President Obama hosted Mexican President Calderon for a state visit with polarizing immigration issues front and center, anti-government demonstrations erupted in Greece and Thailand, and north and South Korea engaged in brinksmanship
not seen since the 1950s.
In brisk and incisive prose, Perlstein narrates how Nixon relentlessly exploited this Orthogonian morality in the service of increasingly divisive political brinksmanship
Was this a piece of brinksmanship
by the railways, because by the following year they had retracted the threat and moved in, and Stratford House remained as LMS offices until 1946, when they moved out again.
Before reaching the stage of no return, the "rational camp" in Tehran would put the breaks on, halting the brinksmanship
tendencies evinced by Ahmadinejad.
But ever since that piece of political brinksmanship
, one could argue that both companies have struggled to right themselves and to bring cohesiveness back to their corporate cultures.
It is a gripping account of political intrigue and brinksmanship
that will raise eyebrows in many quarters.
They fought for these rights and privileges, centering on local control of elections, representation, finances, and taxation, with a politics of brinksmanship
that saw such conflicts as a zero-sum game and provided the grounding for the eventual independence bid.
VIC SAID: "MARK SCHWARZER has picked a bad time for his brinksmanship