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Republicans late Monday blocked a bipartisan Senate plan to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, making it increasingly likely Congress will be unable to resolve the legislative standoff before September.
Zero tolerance for marijuana-program applicants; Virginia Assembly stalled on redistricting; Trump bids for hotel in Old Post Office Pavilion; D.C. tops U.S. in drug, alcohol abuse; Delegate Norton involved in fender bender; Alexandria installs red-light cameras (again); Twitter account for Virginia State Police was bogus.
The mud is flying in the Democratic primary for a Northern Virginia state Senate seat thought to be safe - drawing cash and attention to an intraparty fight as Republicans plot to take the state's upper chamber in the fall.
The defining element of Sunday night's debt-limit deal is not what happens now, but what it sets up for the next five months: an all-out war between tax increasers and entitlement cutters, fought on the battlefield of a 12-member congressional "supercommittee."
President Obama and congressional leaders late Sunday said they've settled on the outlines of a deal to raise the government's borrowing limit, and will pitch the deal to their colleagues Monday to try to tamp down burgeoning rebellions among both Democrats and Republicans.
The economy has grown so fragile this year that missteps by the warring factions in Congress could tip it back into recession, economists warn.
Regardless of the outcome of the race to raise the nation's borrowing limit by Tuesday's White House deadline, the GOP has vowed to continue its push for a constitutional balanced-budget amendment beyond the current debt-limit impasse.
Even without a debt-limit deal completed, liberal lawmakers and activist groups are already lining up against the outlines of the agreement, saying President Obama and congressional Democrats are risking Social Security while squandering a chance to force tax increases.
The times they are a-changin'. There's a new power force in Washington, and it's running the show right now, deciding the very fate of the nation.