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The Washington Times' political blog.
Saying they are shocked at the debt deal that cleared Congress this week, MoveOn.org vowed retribution as lawmakers go home for a month-long summer vacation.
After scoring a bigger-than-expected victory in Monday's debt-limit vote, House Speaker John A. Boehner took a victory lap Tuesday, crowing that the deal met his chief goal: it matched the debt increase dollar-for-dollar with future spending limits.
Fifty-two percent of voters in the key swing state of Pennsylvania say President Obama doesn't deserve to be re-elected, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
Protesters interrupted the debt-limit debate on the House floor Monday to demand that tax increases be put on the table.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid held out the ultimate carrot to colleagues Monday: approve the debt deal and you get to go home for a month-long vacation.
This weekend's Western Conservative Summit has no shortage of right-wing luminaries, but the warmest reception so far has gone to the event's most liberal speaker.
A week after House Speaker John A. Boehner cut President Obama out of debt talks, the Senate's top Republican wants him back in.
Senate Republicans want a 60-vote threshold for a debt-limit bill to pass the chamber, but it's actually Democrats who are enforcing the filibuster on their own legislation, insisting on delaying a vote until 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
With no end in sight to the impasse over the debt ceiling as the clock ticks down to Tuesday, President Obama registered his lowest approval rating ever as measured by Gallup's daily tracking poll, hitting 40 percent this week.
President Obama is still scheduled to travel to Chicago next week to headline a Democratic fundraiser, press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Friday, saying the White House believes both parties will resolve the impasse over the nation's debt ceiling by then.
President Obama, in his latest bid to rally public support in the debt-ceiling battle with Republicans, has taken to Twitter.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday that a House Republican deficit-reduction proposal could lead to the end of Medicare.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was hospitalized Thursday morning after he complained of difficulty breathing.
Weighing in on the debt talks, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week said it feared House Republicans' plan to reduce spending and raise the government's borrowing limit would cut essential services, and urged that Congress look instead at tax increases and military spending cuts.
Even as the Obama administration continues to sound the alarm over a potential government default, things weren't all doom and gloom Wednesday at the White House, where staffers manning the official Twitter feed invoked a viral Internet joke featuring a 1987 music video.
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