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The magic number: 217

The magic number: 217

The terms “billions” and “trillions” are tossed around in the nation’s debt ceiling debate. Probably no number, however, is more important than 217. That’s how many votes are needed in…

Voters mostly blame Republicans for debt-limit deadlock

Voters mostly blame Republicans for debt-limit deadlock

American voters have had it with Republican obstructionism in the debt limit debate and continued stonewalling by the GOP could bring payback in the 2012 elections. That’s the indication in…

Tea party floats its debt plan

Tea party floats its debt plan

The next step in the weeks-long saga over how to increase the government’s borrowing cap is to let House tea party forces try it their way. A Republican “cut, cap…

Republicans divided on debt debate

Republicans divided on debt debate

It’s no wonder that Republican presidential candidates are divided over whether to increase the federal borrowing limit. Their voters are, too. Fiscal hard-liners in early-voting states say they won’t back…

Once again, Obama plays fast and loose with facts

Once again, Obama plays fast and loose with facts

You might say President Barack Obama cut himself some extra margin of error when he claimed 80 percent of Americans want the debt crisis solved with a mix of tax…

Eric Cantor’s tea party terrorism threatens America

Eric Cantor’s tea party terrorism threatens America

To the tea party terrorists who put their extremist agenda ahead of the best interests of the nation, bombastic Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor is a hero of monumental proportions.…

Voters still blame George W. Bush for nation’s economic ills

Voters still blame George W. Bush for nation’s economic ills

When it comes to assessing blame for America’s economic nightmare, voters will point to former President George W. Bush. They aren’t happy with how current President Barack Obama is handling…

Obama’s anger with Republicans boils over

Obama’s anger with Republicans boils over

Did a frustrated President Barack Obama storm out of an acrimonious meeting on the debt limit crisis with Congressional leaders Thursday? Depends on how you look at it. Bombastic Virginia…

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…