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McConnell: Don’t look for long-term deal on debt limit

McConnell: Don’t look for long-term deal on debt limit

The Senate’s top Republican is suggesting a short-term increase in the nation’s borrowing limit unless there’s deal soon that includes changes to big entitlement programs. Economists and Obama administration officials…

Obama, Boehner find triumph on the golf course

Obama, Boehner find triumph on the golf course

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner put partisanship aside, at least on the golf course, and teamed up to triumph on the final hole Saturday in their long-awaited…

Ron Paul wins GOP straw poll in New Orleans

Ron Paul wins GOP straw poll in New Orleans

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has won the presidential straw poll at the Republican Leadership Conference. The perennial libertarian candidate won 612 votes from the gathering that brings presidential candidates,…

Are Obama and Boehner up to par on issues?

Are Obama and Boehner up to par on issues?

Six months in the making, a much anticipated golf game between two of the world’s most powerful people will unfold on a military base whose location was a closely guarded…

Giffords returns to her hometown

Giffords returns to her hometown

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords lost little time after her release from the hospital in returning to her hometown, visiting Tucson for Father’s Day for the first time since shortly after she…

Internet bubble? Don’t bet on it

Internet bubble? Don’t bet on it

But here’s something to keep in mind as the latest case of Internet fever grips Wall Street: It’s still nowhere close to the giddy days of the dot-com boom, when…

GOP Presidential wannabes invade the South

GOP Presidential wannabes invade the South

As Republicans gather deep in the conservative South to hear from the party’s presidential candidates, they’ll also be sending a not-so-subtle message to President Barack Obama — this is GOP…

Obama’s Libya report fails to soothe an angry Congress

Obama’s Libya report fails to soothe an angry Congress

The White House is vigorously defending President Barack Obama’s right to keep the U.S. military engaged in Libya without seeking congressional approval, a move that appears to have done little…

House Dems set to meet on Weiner mess

House Dems set to meet on Weiner mess

House Democratic leaders are planning to meet Thursday to consider the next step in handling the scandal embroiling Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has resisted calls to resign in the midst…

Republicans back down on farm subsidy cuts

Republicans back down on farm subsidy cuts

Republicans have quietly maneuvered to prevent a House spending bill from chipping away at federal farm subsidies, instead forging ahead with much larger cuts to domestic and international food aid.…