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Report: Regs spending has increased twentyfold since Eisenhower
thehill.com
The report looks at agency spending and personnel costs. Regulatory spending has increased 20-fold in the last 58 years, according to a new study from George Washington University (GW) and Washington University in St. Louis. [...]
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Ending Debt Limit “Uncertainty” May Not Help Economy
www.thefiscaltimes.com
Among those who have been calling for Congress to deal with the debt limit increase, one of the chief reasons was that it would end markets’ “uncertainty” about the situation. So now that there appears to be some certainty, can we expect an economic rebound? Not so much. [...]
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McConnell Responds to Cruz on Debt Limit, Takes Credit for Avoiding Default
blogs.rollcall.com
Responding to sharp criticism from Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he voted to protect the country from default when he cast the decisive vote advancing the suspension of the debt limit this week. [...]
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US House votes to raise government debt ceiling until March 2015
www.theguardian.com
'€˜Clean' debt bill to extend Treasury's borrowing authority passes with a 221-201 majority, including votes from 28 Republicans [...]
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Debt-Ceiling Debate Plays Critical Role in Midterms
blogs.wsj.com
The outcome of the debt-ceiling debate will help decide whether Republicans will have the wind at their back in the midterms, or Democrats can break historic trends. [...]
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Democrats Introduce Bill to End Debt Limit Brinkmanship
blogs.rollcall.com
Three Democratic senators, led by Charles E. Schumer of New York, introduced legislation Tuesday to permanently install a new procedure on the debt limit that would all-but-eliminate the threat of default. [...]
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And so America’s skewed democracy lurches on toward its next crisis
www.theguardian.com
Gary Younge: A last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling and end the shutdown solves nothing. US politics is stuck in chronic dysfunction [...]
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Many Existing and Would-Be GOP Leaders Opposed Budget Deal | Hawkings Here
blogs.rollcall.com
Two 2016 hopefuls -€” Rubio, center, and Cruz, right - voted against the deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. [...]
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White House snubs Republican debt deal
www.bbc.co.uk
The White House has called Republican proposals to attach changes to President Obama's health care laws "a partisan attempt to appease a small group" of its party. [...]
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Debt ceiling: Fitch puts US credit rating under review
www.bbc.co.uk
Ratings agency Fitch has put the US AAA credit rating under review for a downgrade as the deadline to raise the US borrowing limit draws closer. [...]
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US debt: Truce in sight as Senate leaders work on compromise ahead of Thursday’s deadline
www.independent.co.uk
With the clock ticking down fast, frantic behind-closed-doors efforts were accelerating on Monday in Washington to craft a stop-gap fiscal package temporarily to reopen the government and authorise an increase in America’s debt ceiling before Thursday when the US Treasury expects to run out of cash to meet all its obligations. [...]
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House, Senate Work on Competing Budget Proposals
online.wsj.com
The way out of a two-week budget standoff was clouded Tuesday as the House and Senate worked on competing plans to raise the nation's borrowing limit and fully reopen the federal government. [...]
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Some say bitter rift between McConnell and Reid could endanger a deal
www.washingtonpost.com
Some say the bad blood between the Senate leaders could endanger a deal on the debt ceiling. [...]
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Obama Calls Hill Leaders to White House to Talk Debt Limit, Shutdown (Updated)
blogs.rollcall.com
Updated 3:10 p.m. | President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. plan to meet with the top four congressional leaders in a White House mee [...]
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White House debt meeting postponed
www.bbc.co.uk
A White House meeting for congressional leaders from both parties has been postponed as lawmakers continue talks on raising the nation's debt limit. [...]
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