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Sen. Cruz's, um, principled stand on the debt ceiling last week was a gift from the political gods. It forced the whitest guy ever called a "minority" anything to go on record ( sort of ) in favor ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 04:36 AM PST with 31 Recommends
Today's source material: Speaker John Boehner will bring a clean debt ceiling bill to the floor Wednesday, marking the end of an era in which House Republicans sought spending cuts and reforms in ...
by kos
Comment Count 137 comments on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST with 85 Recommends
Nope, not even one little ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 01:45 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Received this e-mail from Shenna Bellows (D. ME) Senate campaign that I wanted to pass along to you all:
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 03:05 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Yesterday, the ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 36 comments on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 02:30 PM PST with 65 Recommends
Last July, when the battle over the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling was just beginning to heat up, I offered some thoughts. I'm pleased to say that this week's vote by Congress to ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 91 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 02:37 PM PST with 245 Recommends
Don't worry, I'm not about to defend Texas Sen. ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 69 comments on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 09:55 AM PST with 66 Recommends
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2014 Statement by the President I’m pleased that Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together to ...
by Transcripts Editors
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 04:27 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Cruz failed to block a debt ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 97 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 11:57 AM PST with 33 Recommends
Dum-dum DUUUUM. Yeah, looks like things can always get crazier : A group of House Republicans has ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 143 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 09:51 AM PST with 116 Recommends
The Ted Cruz show is back in business! Last week Politico informed us that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had decided to be less ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 92 comments on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 08:45 AM PST with 42 Recommends
... for the (surprisingly early) timing of the debt-ceiling outcome this evening. They wanted to vote and finish it up -- several days prior to the target date -- so they could all rush home before ...
by agiftagain
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 06:37 PM PST with 12 Recommends
The House just passed a clean debt ceiling hike 221 to 201. According to the House Clerk, the name of the bill was "To designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 04:27 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Word that Speaker John Boehner will bring a "clean" debt ceiling bill up for a vote in the House On Tuesday brought a sigh of relief to ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 01:43 PM PST with 4 Recommends
The House of Representatives has raised the debt limit on a vote of ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 134 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 02:32 PM PST with 67 Recommends
Received this e-mail today from Senator Al Franken (D. MN) regarding the debt ceiling: Can you hear ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Maybe, just maybe, the GOP created debt ceiling crisis last year taught Democrats a valuable lesson. When Americans side with you on the issues, so "NO" to the extremists and they'll cave. If ...
by First Amendment
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 09:17 AM PST with 14 Recommends
It's over: House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) told fellow Republicans the House would vote later this week on an increase in the federal borrowing limit without added amendments or conditions, in ...
by UncommonSense
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 07:27 AM PST with 3 Recommends
It's all but official:
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 99 comments on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 07:30 AM PST with 64 Recommends
Days after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its latest projections, House Republicans on Friday announced their latest ransom demand for raising the debt ceiling. Speaker ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 03:27 PM PST with 27 Recommends