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Debt ceiling votes herded without carrots, sticks

Speaker John Boehner was desperate in his search for votes from his party to prevent a first-ever government default. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2011

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More to FAA shutdown than air service subsidies

On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2011

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The next deficit deal: There's a rough road ahead

The special panel's goal is lofty: concoct a deal both parties will embrace to slash federal deficits by a mammoth $1.5 trillion or more over the next decade. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2011

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Obama urges Congress to resolve FAA shutdown

President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, which began nearly two weeks ago because of a... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2011

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The real drama was in private as debt deal hatched

It played out on two tracks, the struggle to head off a national default. One was for show. The other was for real. That's how most big things happen in Washington. Read more »

Aug. 3, 2011

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