Crisis averted, for now.
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?
Seven-in-ten Americans have a “very” or “mostly” unfavorable opinion of Congress -- and for good reason.
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
The Republican Party is in danger of another big loss. This time, they could lose the House of Representatives, giving the Democrats control of both chambers as well as the White House.
The House Majority Leader offers solutions to avoiding the fiscal cliff.
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.
Americans just cast ballots for president, for the House, and for a third of the U.S. Senate, plus various local offices and referenda in our splendid Quadriennale. It is a moment for reflection … about our expectations of our elected officials. Our national political Narrative is fixated on the presidency while, Constitutionally, the House of Representatives is our key governing body. The presidency — as well as the campaign for that splendid star turn — turns out to be 90% theater and 10% substance.
Charles Krauthammer says the president "went small and stayed small" to win reelection.
Anticipating victory in November’s elections, both parties are working up their legislative plans for 2013. Republicans, looking forward to regaining a Senate majority along with the White House, will have repeal of ObamaCare high on their list.
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