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Zombie Politics: 2013 Republicans

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republicans have no use for government. They hold tight to the zombie view that government is America's number-one problem, even when it comes to providing aid for American disaster victims.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Caters To Base By Taxing The Wealthy, But Entitlement Cuts Loom | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is back in the good graces of progressives. For now. Hours after Obama delivered a fiery speech demanding that...

Jennifer Bendery

Days Away From Default, Democrats Nervously Eye Constitutional Route | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may not be pushing the issue publicly, but in private she "clearly" supports President Bar...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats, GOP Have Now Rejected Each Other's Debt Plans | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just three days left until the country is set to begin defaulting on its debt, the House rejected a debt proposal by Senate Majorit...

Jennifer Bendery

Hoyer Backs Obama Using 14th Amendment To Resolve Debt Crisis | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday night became the highest ranking Democratic leader to throw his support behind the ...

Jennifer Bendery

WATCH: Democrats Pressure Obama To Use 14th Amendment To Raise Debt Ceiling | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With time running out and still no bipartisan debt deal in sight, a growing number of House Democrats are pressuring President Barack Ob...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Republicans Put On Notice By Conservative Base | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Tea Party is causing more headaches for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over his debt proposal. A coalition of several hundred Tea ...

Jennifer Bendery

UPDATE: Tea Party Coalition Rejects Boehner's Debt Proposal | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. -- A coalition of Tea Party chapters and conservative lawmakers on Monday rejected the debt proposal put forward by Speaker John Boe...

Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Tea Party's 'Cut, Cap And Balance' Fiscal Plan | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans easily passed their "Cut, Cap and Balance" fiscal plan on Tuesday, a proposal that boosts their standing among Tea Par...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: Cantor Should Be In Debt Talks | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Jay Carney signaled Thursday that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is still a welcome participant in debt...

Jennifer Bendery

Corker Says Debt Limit May Have Been "Wrong Place To Pick A Fight" | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some Republicans are starting to have buyer's remorse over their party's insistence that a vote to raise the debt limit be tied to a lon...

Elise Foley

GOP Emergency Debt Provision Would Put Bondholders First | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) filed an amendment Tuesday evening that would require the U.S. government to prioritize paying bondholders over ...