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You know how House Republicans waved the white flag of surrender on the debt limit and agreed to suspend ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:00 PM PST with 11 Recommends
"And then I told the president, 'Okay, we'll ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 79 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:37 PM PST with 20 Recommends
So the House Republican capitulation on the debt limit is now complete, with 200 Republicans joining with 85 Democrats voting to suspend the debt limit until ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 61 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:24 AM PST with 32 Recommends
With their debt limit capitulation slated for today, House ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 80 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:15 AM PST with 34 Recommends
The House is going to raise the debt limit on Wednesday but will not actually be voting for a debt limit increase. Rather, to spare their poor members the embarrassment of actually having to raise ...
by Gary Norton
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM PST with 12 Recommends
The news of the day is obviously President Barack Obama's ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 80 comments on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:52 AM PST with 27 Recommends
The Big Bait and Switch, going on in DC, which is: Medicare, Medicare, Social Security -- are NOT the cause of our Financial Debt problems. Our unpaid-for wars are, the housing bust is, the Bush ...
by jamess
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 02:01 PM PST with 110 Recommends
The way I read House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's announcement from earlier today, House Republicans were planning to ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 81 comments on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:37 PM PST with 67 Recommends
Eric Cantor holds the GOP's debt limit default threat between his ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 193 comments on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Rep. Paul Ryan is giving Republicans advice on how to beat President Obama. Enough said. Whether this is a move designed to let Republicans raise the debt limit without losing face, a move to give ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 79 comments on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:24 AM PST with 20 Recommends
We have yet another reason House Republicans will cave on debt ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 07:51 AM PST with 33 Recommends
Well, not a "outbreak" really ... but at least one Republican has refused to catch the crazy flu , going around in their Party. It's not everyday when a true-blue Republi cant refuses to take part ...
by jamess
Comment Count 43 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 06:59 PM PST with 80 Recommends
by furpletron
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:02 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Meet Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Rep Blackburn: " Partial Government shutdown may be necessary ." Rep Blackburn: "Kicking the can down the road has come to a stop. We got the can . It'
by jamess
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:40 AM PST with 83 Recommends
With the President officially declaring that he will not pull a rabbit out of his hat to avert a default, President Obama has squarely put the responsibility upon Congress to do so instead. While we ...
by VTHokie011
Comment Count 88 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:33 PM PST with 28 Recommends
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 62 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 02:29 PM PST with 19 Recommends
“First, any value in the balances in the Social Security Trust Fund is derived from dubious government accounting. The trust fund is not a real savings account. From 1983 to 2011, it collected ...
by leftreborn
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:12 AM PST with 12 Recommends
The Republican party doesn't know how to fit into a societal landscape furiously reorganizing before their blinking and largely uncomprehending eyes. They are the party, after all, that for ...
by polidiscoursor
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 08:36 AM PST with 8 Recommends
In dealing with the upcoming debt limit crisis, President Obama will approach it in a fundamentally different way than he did back in 2011. But for a variety of very good reasons he will make it a ...
by Gary Norton
Comment Count 208 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 09:27 AM PST with 222 Recommends
House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 78 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 07:30 AM PST with 37 Recommends