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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, at podium joined by fellow Republican leaders, talk to reporters about the debt crisis showdown during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 28, 2011. From left are: Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R...

Top Talker: House Vote on Boehner Debt Plan Delayed

07/29/11 09:21AM

 With just 4 days to go until the August 2nd deadline, House Republicans have called off a vote on Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling.  The vote was scheduled for 6pm last night but was repeatedly delayed since Boehner didn't have the 216 votes needed to get it passed.  As the plan gets re-worked, Eric Cantor is now advising members that the House will be in session this weekend.  The Speaker's proposal that didn't make it to the floor, involves two steps.  The first includes a $900 billion increase to raise the debt ceiling, and  $917 billion in spending cuts over  read more

Must Read Op-Eds for July 28, 2011

07/28/11 11:31AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.OBAMA'S PATH FROM POETRY TO DRUDGERY  BY FRANK BRUNITHURSDAY JULY 28You got stuck with the mess. That’s your cinching, suffocating, unjust reality. Your campaign had all the romance of history in the making; your presidency has all the drudgery of a toxic cleanup. You orated your way into janitorial work... ’s a moderate who likes balance. Yet Americans have lost track of what he’s really for. Occasionally you wonder if he’s lost track himself. He needs to remind us, and perhaps himself, why he wants to be our president... read more