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The good, the bad and the ugly in the debt limit deal

The Good: Averts the negative consequences of a failure to raise the…

The liberal freak out over debt limit spending cuts

Slate's David Weigel calls it The Democratic Unemployment Act. The New York…

The Republican presidential candidates on foreign policy

In a blogpost today my Examiner colleague Tim Carney notes the opposition…

Uberhawks take up arms against the debt deal

David Frum likes to earnestly lecture conservatives for not being too dogmatic…

Why require disclosure from contractors but not subsidy recipients?

Congressional Democrats have written in support of President Obama's proposed executive order…

'You're gonna pay' explains the debt ceiling crisis in no uncertain terms for Gen Y

For those who have high school or college-age kids, this video produced…

Obama's power grows as debt deadline approaches

Despite recent optimism, there are still significant obstacles to overcome before Congress…

Reid “cautiously optimistic” debt limit deal is close, but they aren't there yet

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Sunday that both parties may…

43 GOP Senators sign letter opposing Reid debt limit plan

Forty-three Republican Senators have signed a letter opposing Senate Majority Leader Harry…

Federal appeals court: Saying “Jesus” during public prayer is unconstitutional

Federal appeals court: Saying “Jesus” during public prayer is unconstitutional As in…

For Reid, Durbin, and Obama, a (very) partisan record on debt ceiling

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has frequently accused Republicans of playing partisan…

House rejects Reid plan; 246 – 173

On Saturday, the House of Representatives rejected Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's…

Note to GOP prez contenders: All five Iowa representatives opposed Boehner plan

Political junkies should take note: All five of Iowa's representatives in Congress…

Obama's Twitter #fail

When you have over 9 million followers, its not a terrible thing…

Senate rejects Boehner plan, Reid won't allow vote tonight on his own plan

As expected, the U.S. Senate voted 59 to 41 to table House…

The major remaining stumbling blocks to a debt limit deal

Once Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bill loses the upcoming 1 am…

Are CAFE regs the ultimate expression of bureaucratic elitist thinking?

President Obama will announce dramatically higher Corporate Average Fuel Economic (CAFE) standards…

Boehner plan squeaks through House

House Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the debt limit squeaked through…

Does the GDP report help Boehner get his plan across the finish line?

  At a press conference yesterday, I asked House Speaker John Boehner,…