Straw poll broke Pawlenty’s campaign

Straw poll broke Pawlenty’s campaign

The Iowa straw poll claimed its first victim Sunday when former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty pulled the plug on his failing campaign for the GOP Presidential nomination. “Obviously the pathway forward for me doesn’t really exist so we are going to end the campaign,” Pawlenty told ABC’s “This Week” Sunday news talk show. “I with […]

American public thinks the debt deal sucks

American public thinks the debt deal sucks

President Barack Obama and Congress may have a debt deal that averted financial disaster — for now — but many Americans think the deal will make the economy worse, not better. Only 17 percent of those questioned in a USA/Gallup Poll taken right after Obama signed legislation raising the debt limit think the deal that […]

Boehner: GOP will do debt deal without Democrats if necessary

Boehner: GOP will do debt deal without Democrats if necessary

With bipartisan debt-limit talks deadlocked, House Republicans and Senate Democrats readied rival emergency fallback plans Sunday in hopes of reassuring world financial markets the U.S. government will avoid an unprecedented default. In a conference call, Speaker John Boehner summoned his conservative rank and file to swing behind a “new measure” that could clear both houses […]