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Are we ready for a First Husband?

Are we ready for a First Husband?

With one high-profile woman in the GOP race for President and another waiting in the wings, America could once again face the possibility of a First Husband in the White…

Some in GOP fed up with Cantor’s antics

Some in GOP fed up with Cantor’s antics

Republican insiders — fed up with the scorched-earth tactics of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor — privately fear the fiery Virginia right-winger could destroy the party’s majority in the House…

McConnell proposes way to end debt-limit stalemate

McConnell proposes way to end debt-limit stalemate

The level of frustration felt by some on Capitol Hill has reached the point that even a Republican leader is proposing giving President Barack Obama the power to increase the…

Ron Paul opts out of Congress

Ron Paul opts out of Congress

Texas Congressman — and twice-failed Presidential candidate — Ron Paul is effectively ending his political career by choosing to give up his seat in Congress to concentrate on a third…

Deadlock of inflexible rhetoric

Deadlock of inflexible rhetoric

President Barack Obama and GOP lawmakers, hundreds of billions of dollars short of their goal and seemingly trapped in inflexible bargaining positions, are struggling for agreement on $2 trillion-plus in…

Anatomy of GOP hardliners

Anatomy of GOP hardliners

On the surface, it would seem like an opportune time for Congress to include targeted tax hikes as part of a cost-cutting package to reduce the huge federal deficit. Federal…

Debt limit: Tick, tick, tick…

Debt limit: Tick, tick, tick…

With pressuring continuing to build but no breakthroughs in sight, budget bargaining between President Barack Obama and top lawmakers resumes Monday at the White House, with both sides hoping to…

Lack of jobs stall economic growth

Lack of jobs stall economic growth

U.S. jobs growth ground to a near halt in June as employers hired the fewest workers in nine months, frustrating hopes the economy would bounce back quickly from a slowdown…

Grim jobs report casts shadow on debt talks

Grim jobs report casts shadow on debt talks

President Barack Obama used a bleak jobs report Friday to prod Congress toward a swift agreement on deficits and the national debt. But the higher unemployment numbers hardened partisan views…

Obama’s double whammy: High debt, low jobs

Obama’s double whammy: High debt, low jobs

Immersed in an intense struggle to cut the national debt, President Barack Obama faces a dilemma that will stay with him even if he succeeds in striking a grand deal…