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Obama’s debt-deal signature averts default

Obama’s debt-deal signature averts default

The Senate emphatically passed emergency legislation Tuesday to avoid a first-ever government default, rushing the legislation to President Barack Obama for his signature just hours before the deadline. The vote…

FAA standoff costs could exceed $1 billion

FAA standoff costs could exceed $1 billion

The congressional standoff that has partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration has some curious math. Lawmakers risk losing more than $1 billion in revenue from uncollected airline ticket taxes…

Giffords adds to debt-limit drama

Giffords adds to debt-limit drama

The total number of votes on the historic debt-limit bill was 430. One vote was more memorable than any of the others. Seven months after she was shot in the…

Right-wing issues warning on debt deal

Right-wing issues warning on debt deal

Conservatives are warning of lasting political consequences as the Republican presidential field offers conflicting positions on the debt-ceiling compromise. Some activists likened the political impact of the high-stakes fight over…

Senate up next to pass debt-limit extension

Senate up next to pass debt-limit extension

With just hours left before the national debt bumps against its ceiling, emergency bipartisan legislation to allow the government to borrow more faces one final test in the Senate. Expected…

Debt deal really doesn’t reduce deficit all that much

Debt deal really doesn’t reduce deficit all that much

The compromise debt limit deal may have resolved this year’s most clamorous political battle between President Barack Obama and Congress, but it takes only a modest swipe at the heart…

Debt deal brings anger, disgust from right & left

Debt deal brings anger, disgust from right & left

From the right and center: mild disgust. From the left: outright anger. Americans showed a range of emotions and responses to the debt-limit deal President Barack Obama and top leaders…

America, we have a debt-limit deal

America, we have a debt-limit deal

Congress is moving quickly on an agreement to avert a potentially devastating default on U.S. obligations, with legislation that mixes a record increase in the government’s borrowing cap with the…

Voters played key role in debt-limit deal

Voters played key role in debt-limit deal

Dear voter: Want to know why Democrats and Republicans in Congress find it so hard to work together to solve tough problems like the debt ceiling, health care and Social…

Debt deal brings temporary relief from government-stalling partisanship

The debt limit deal is breaking the partisan cold snap on Capitol Hill, at least for now. The Senate’s top party leaders, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell, rushed…