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- February 11, 2014
Fewer than 24 hours after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, tried to sell fellow Republicans on a plan to increase the nation’s borrowing limit with a modest condition attached, Democrats got exactly what they wanted: a no-strings-attached vote to raise the debt limit.
House Democrats provided nearly all of the votes to pass the measure, which will give the Treasury Department authority to increase borrowing until March 2015. The final vote was 221 to 201, with 199 Republicans and two Democrats voting against the measure. Crucially, 28 Republicans voted with Democrats in order to make sure the debt limit passed.
Congress had until Feb. 27 to increase the limit, according to the Treasury department, or the U.S. government would not be able to pay for all of its bills. Continue reading →
- January 10, 2012
MERRIMACK, N.H. | I’ve traveled all over the state of New Hampshire in the past several days, capturing video for the NewsHour of the candidates vying to show their strength in the Republican presidential primary process. But I’ve also spoken … Continue reading →
- January 3, 2012
As Iowans gather for Caucuses around the state to literally stand up for their GOP presidential candidate of choice, we asked several residents about their most pressing concerns of this campaign season and how they view the U.S. political system. … Continue reading →
- January 3, 2012
We’ve all seen the dramatic coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement. What started at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan spread to cities across America. While OWS focused on income inequality and the power of money in politics as a corrupting … Continue reading →
- December 16, 2011
Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images. Christopher Hitchens — a critic, author, journalist and habitual slayer of sacred cows — died Thursday at the age of 62 from cancer. Hitchens’ polarizing presence in public debate has spurred a cascade of tributes … Continue reading →