topics in Congress
- Opinion Brief: Did Ronald Reagan tax Americans more heavily than President Obama?
- Analysis: Would going over the fiscal cliff help the U.S. in the long run?
- Analysis: What a fiscal cliff compromise might look like
- Cartoon View: Grover's great fall
- Analysis: Will campaigning help Obama win the fiscal cliff debate?
- The Bullpen: The pandering, boneheaded motives behind the payroll tax holiday
- The List: 5 reasons to let the U.S. ride over the fiscal cliff
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- Cartoon View: The respectful Congress
- Opinion Brief: After the election: Could civility possibly return to D.C.?
- By the numbers: Congress' enormous gender pay-gap: By the numbers
- The List: 3 reasons Congress sounds less intelligent than ever
- Burning Question: Are the GOP's budget cuts anti-poor?
- The Bullpen: How indefinite detention snuck into Obama's defense bill
- Instant Guide: Is Congress finally working together to save the economy?
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- Cartoon View: The oncoming tsunami
- Opinion Brief: Is the U.S. headed for another debt downgrade?
- Burning Question: Why isn't Paul Ryan on the debt super committee?
- The List: Congress' 'troubling' super committee picks: 5 talking points
- Forecast: The U.S. credit downgrade: 4 predictions
- World Reactions: How badly did the debt fight damage America's image abroad?
- The Bullpen: The debt deal's biggest losers
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As the idea of neutering the debt ceiling with a mega-coin gains cache, it's time to start picking the trillion-dollar face
By meeting absurdity with absurdity, "mint the coin" advocates may show debt-ceiling hostage takers the recklessness of their own premises
Liberals are floating an unorthodox plan to borrow more money without a fight over raising the debt ceiling. Conservatives are not pleased
Some of the president's allies say the 14th Amendment authorizes Obama to borrow whatever it takes to cover the government's bills
The bizarre gimmick is being discussed — seriously, by some — as a way for the government to keep paying its bills without a fight over raising the borrowing limit
If the early reviews are any indication, history will not be kind to the class of lawmakers who occupied Capitol Hill over the past two years
Bush 43 has only slowly recovered from abysmal popularity numbers. Will this arguably symbolic win for his tax cuts speed the political rehabilitation?
One man wants to be president. The other craves the speaker's gavel
Washington has averted potentially devastating austerity measures. But what happens when the Treasury Department runs out of money next month?
Republicans should applaud the deal on ground of patriotism, policy, and politics
Passions, it seems, were running awfully high behind the scenes
Despite a day of griping and intrigue among Republicans, the House sends President Obama a Senate deal to cancel a spate of fiscal discomfort
The Senate passes a bill that would raise taxes on the wealthy. But a big fight over spending still looms...
Obama is lifting a freeze on federal employees, meaning the disgraceful Congress that can't even fix its own self-imposed fiscal wreck will get a pay bump
- The House's cold war over the IRS scandal just turned hot
- Washington has an Edward Snowden problem
- Michael Hastings, remembered
- The last telegram ever is about to be sent
- WATCH: Australia's army chief demonstrates how you address sex abuse
- WATCH: John Oliver tackles the politics of immigration reform
- The last word: He said he was leaving. She ignored him.
- How typeface influences the way we read and think
- 10 things you need to know today: June 19, 2013
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to