The United States has never missed a payment due to a failure to increase the debt ceiling in its modern history. We've come close - multiple times - and the fear has swirled inside the beltway as the X-date that the federal government will be unable to make payments approaches.
Special weekend sessions for both the House of Representatives and the Senate did not yield fruit on making progress between Democrats and Republicans on reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling.
With the House voting 231-192 to avoid a partial government shutdown but also delay Obamacare and permanently repeal its medical device tax, a government shutdown is looking all but certain--or is it?
On Wednesday evening, an amendment designed to block the National Security Agency from continuing to collect citizen phone records was defeated in the House of Representatives in a surprisingly narrow vote
A cigar aficionado and amigo of mine named Irwin penned a note to the Republican Congress the night after Obama got elected for four more years of this slop, and I thought I’d pass it on to you.
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