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  • House Republicans backing off to avoid debt standoff

    WASHINGTON — With another major fiscal deadline looming at month's end, House Republicans are preparing to seek only modest concessions from President Obama to raise the nation's debt ceiling and will instead try to press their political advantage...
  • Wednesday's local interest college basketball roundup: Thornton, Tribe withstand UNC Wilmington

    Men: CAA: Marcus Thornton scored a team-high 19 points Wednesday night to lead William and Mary to a 54-50 win at UNC Wilmington. Tim Rusthoven added 10 points for the Tribe (14-8, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association), which survived a late rally by the...
  • Watching reruns in the Capitol [Editorial]

    Watching reruns in the Capitol  [Editorial]
    The nation's debt ceiling is back in the news this week and for all the old, familiar reasons. By month's end, it will need to be raised or the U.S. Treasury will run out of money to pay the country's outstanding bills, and House Republicans are once...
  • Terps make up most of late deficit, but Virginia pulls away in win

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Maryland knew that beating Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena Monday night might be its most challenging task since going up to Pittsburgh last month. The Cavaliers hadn’t lost a game in nearly a month and had won its...
  • House Speaker Boehner drops conditions for debt ceiling legislation

    WASHINGTON - Unable to corral his restive troops around a debt ceiling plan, Speaker John A. Boehner announced Tuesday he would bring a bill to the House floor to allow continued federal borrowing with no strings attached. A vote is set for Wednesday on...
  • House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase

    House passes 'clean' debt ceiling increase
    WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved legislation Tuesday to extend the nation's borrowing capacity for another year, lifting the threat of government default and ending — for now — three years of partisan fiscal battles....
  • A no-drama debt-limit vote by the House GOP

     A no-drama debt-limit vote by the House GOP
    The House Republican leadership did the right thing Tuesday, allowing the chamber to approve a bill that would raise the debt ceiling for one year unconditionally. The move doesn't end the fight over federal budget deficits and the growing national debt....
  • Boehner's gambit [Editorial]

    Boehner's gambit  [Editorial]
    With Tuesday's decision to bring to a vote an increase in the nation's debt limit without any conditions, House Speaker John Boehner reasserted himself as the pivotal figure in a badly divided Washington. He demonstrated again that he is able and...
  • What, No Clapping? Boehner Did Right On Debt Ceiling

    What, No Clapping? Boehner Did Right On Debt Ceiling
    John Boehner infuriated many of his fellow Republicans, placed his leadership position in jeopardy, but served the nation Tuesday in calling for a vote on raising the government's borrowing authority without conditions. No high political drama this...
  • Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP

    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...
  • Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan

    Obama drops proposal for entitlement trims from budget plan
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama has dropped a proposal included in previous budget offers that would have changed the way entitlement benefit increases are calculated, an acknowledgment that the era of “grand bargain” fiscal talks with...