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Default fears accompanying Hill stalemate on debt

Legislation aimed at keeping the government's bill-paying intact is stuck in neutral, putting Congress, the financial markets and the public on edge less than a week... Read more »

July 27, 2011

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Conservatives squeeze Boehner on debt limit hike

Neither the House nor the Senate has a clear path forward for must-pass legislation to allow the government to continue to borrow to pay its bills, putting lawmakers... Read more »

July 27, 2011

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Tea party vexing GOP's debt plan

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July 26, 2011

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Conservative ire threatens GOP debt plan in House

Thwarted by conservatives in his own Republican Party, House Speaker John Boehner scrambled Tuesday to secure enough GOP votes to beat a fast-closing Aug. 2 deadline... Read more »

July 26, 2011

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White House threatens to veto Boehner's House plan

The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto emergency House legislation that aims to avert a threatened national default, a pre-emptive strike issued as Republican... Read more »

July 26, 2011

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Conservative revolt casts doubt on House GOP plan

Conservative Republicans on Tuesday balked at House GOP leaders' pleas to stop whining and back their plan to slash spending and increase the nation's borrowing... Read more »

July 26, 2011

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