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Americans see big problems ahead if debt limit is not raised

Americans see big problems ahead if debt limit is not raised

Most Americans think jarring economic problems will erupt if lawmakers fail to increase the government’s borrowing limit. Yet they’re torn over how or even whether to raise it, leaning toward…

Who won the veep debate? Opinions vary

Who won the veep debate?  Opinions vary

At the very least, Democrats breathed a little easier after Thursday night’s suddenly-important vice presidential debate.  Vice President Joe Biden gave Obama administration spin doctors some fodder to use, something…

Foreign policy dominates vice presidential debate

Foreign policy dominates vice presidential debate

Vice President Joe Biden challenged his rival Paul Ryan on Thursday to show how a Republican administration would alter U.S. foreign policy in a dangerous world, but extracted few new…

Truth takes a holiday, skips vice-presidential debate

Truth takes a holiday, skips vice-presidential debate

Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the…

What viewers didn’t see in Thursday night’s veep debate

What viewers didn’t see in Thursday night’s veep debate

Most voters watching the debate from home didn’t get to see what happened before and after Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan went on stage Thursday. Even…

Is it up to Joe Biden to save Barack Obama’s butt?

Is it up to Joe Biden to save Barack Obama’s butt?

In a normal Presidential election year, the one vice presidential debate is usually an exercise in political vanity but Campaign 2012 is anything but normal. After President Barack Obama’s dismal…

Democrats look to Biden to provide rebound for Obama

Democrats look to Biden to provide rebound for Obama

With the Republicans grabbing the momentum in a shifting White House race, Vice President Joe Biden will look to recover some ground and ease Democratic worries on Thursday in a…

Ryan to sportsmen: ‘We will protect your rights’

Ryan to sportsmen: ‘We will protect your rights’

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is telling a national sportsmen group that he and Mitt Romney would work to prevent any more restrictions on hunting and gun ownership. Speaking to…

Congress will take the easy route on budget and go home

Congress will take the easy route on budget and go home

America’s do-nothing Congress took the path of least resistance is voting in a six-month stopgap spending bill that keeps the government running but does nothing to deal with the many…

Can Congress accomplish anything in short, pre-election session?

Can Congress accomplish anything in short, pre-election session?

When lawmakers return to Washington on Monday, they face big issues, including taxes, spending cuts and the prospect of a debilitating “fiscal cliff” in January. Yet Congress is expected to…