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Still no clear plan to avoid Government shutdown

Speaker Kevin McCarthy sent his House members home for the week without a clear plan to avoid a looming government shutdown after hardliners in the Republican conference once again scuttled his spending plans, delivering an embarrassing floor defeat for GOP leadership for the second time this week. The Republican leader slammed his far-right flank for […]

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Some Republicans angry with Mccarthy debt deal

Anger over House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s deal with President Biden to raise the debt ceiling is bubbling over, with some conservative members threatening to oust McCarthy as speaker. “This deal fails — fails completely — and that’s why these members and others will be absolutely opposed to the deal and we will do everything in […]

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Why is Biden holding up debt ceiling talks?

Even as he reassures the public that there won’t be a national default, President Joe Biden still faces big headaches over the debt ceiling. House Republicans are proposing new work requirements for social benefit programs, nixing the president’s massive student debt transfer, and eliminating green energy-related tax credits in order to raise the debt limit, […]