Feb 12

Senate passes debt limit bill for Obama

Must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills has cleared Congress for President Barack Obama's signature. The Senate approved the measure by a near party-line 55-43 vote. All of the "aye" votes came from Obama's…

Feb 12

Boehner throws in the towel on debt ceiling fight

House Speaker John Boehner listened to his inner Kenny Rogers Tuesday, abandoning his search for a debt ceiling compromise that could win favor with his members and forcing Democrats to come up with most of the votes needed to pass…

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