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The president is pushing greater spending cuts, and fewer tax increases, than the typical GOP voter wants. Does that make him a Republican?
The House Majority Leader says the president stormed out of Wednesday's debt-ceiling meeting, and there's a rising concern that the talks can't be saved
The congressman who's advocating massive spending cuts indulged in some pricey Pinot Noir while at a dinner in D.C. Cue the condemnation
Despite faltering talks with the GOP, the president remains steadfast that the House should seek to reach the "largest possible deal" in resolving the budget crisis
The White House stuns progressives by suggesting cuts to popular entitlement programs as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling
Democrats have caved to many Republican demands during negotiations over the debt ceiling, and yet, talks remain at an impasse
The House Majority Leader pulls out of negotiations with the White House, casting doubt on the government's ability to avoid defaulting on its debt
On Tuesday, 97 Dems supported the idea of raising the debt ceiling without any spending cuts, saddling their party with a politically unpopular vote
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