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Tuesday conflict: House GOP on big spending cuts

Courting confrontation and compromise alike, House Republicans on Monday shrugged off President Barack Obama's threat to veto their legislation to cut federal spending... Read more »

July 18, 2011


Obama appoints Cordray to lead consumer agency

President Barack Obama moved Monday to get a new consumer protection bureau up and running, introducing a former Ohio attorney general as director, in an apparent... Read more »

July 18, 2011

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Senate to meet every day until debt hike passes

The leader of the Senate says the chamber will meet every day — including weekends — until Congress sends President Barack Obama legislation to make sure... Read more »

July 18, 2011


Shock from default would devastate

In previous columns, I expressed optimism about the debt ceiling debate, assuming, with most others, that a default would not occur. However, as I write this, a number... Read more »

July 18, 2011


AP: Obama picks ex-Ohio AG to lead consumer agency

President Barack Obama intends to nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to a new consumer financial protection bureau that was a central feature of a... Read more »

July 17, 2011

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