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  • President Obama's budget: Last rites for a 'grand bargain'

    President Obama's budget: Last rites for a 'grand bargain'
    President Obama's decision to drop his pursuit of "chained CPI" -- a less generous method for calculating cost-of-living adjustments to federal benefits and income tax brackets -- sent deficit hawks into an emotional tailspin. For example, Maya...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz: the most selfish senator ever?

    Ted Cruz: the most selfish senator ever?
    The legend of Sen. Ted Cruz continues to build -- and not in a good way. A "Face the Nation" discussion about Texas Republican Cruz stood out on the Sunday morning chat shows. Cruz made Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,...
  • Sochi Olympics: Sweden wins gold in women's cross-country relay

    Sochi Olympics: Sweden wins gold in women's cross-country relay
    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Charlotte Kalla erased a 25-second deficit on the final leg and won a three-way sprint at the end to give Sweden the Olympic gold in the women's 4x5-kilometer cross-country relay. Heavy pre-race favorite Norway failed to win...
  • A Virginia nuance or two on the debt ceiling vote

    Congress managed to vote on the debt ceiling without going to the brink of threatening a government shutdown, and reactions to it from our delegation were (as expected) mixed.  As almost expected, since the vote was pretty much on party lines.   But...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....