Month: October 2013

Despite dissatisfaction with Washington, don’t bet on a third party coming to the rescue

Given the public’s frustration with Washington, it’s not surprising that a third-party option has become increasingly popular with the American public. Indeed, the latest NBC News/Wall-Street Journal poll shows that 30 percent of voters would pick an independent or third-party candidate in a three-way field also featuring a Democrat and Republican — up five points …

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Who’s missing in this picture? Washington’s congressional delegates

Americans are weary of seeing political party leaders hold dueling press conferences to lambast each other. More than 40 members of Congress stepped away from the political food fight happening in Washington, D.C. Thursday morning to show they still care about solving the nation’s problems. Organized by the No Labels movement, a bipartisan group of …

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As Pressure Mounts, House G.O.P. Weighs Short-Term Debt Deal

WASHINGTON — House Republicans, increasingly isolated from even some of their strongest supporters more than a week into a government shutdown, began on Wednesday to consider a path out of the fiscal impasse that would raise the debt ceiling for a few weeks as they press for a broader deficit reduction deal. That approach could …

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Editorial: Budget showdown points to lack of moderate leaders

September 30, 2013 Monday ended up being an ugly round of dueling faceoffs in Washington, so there is plenty of confusion over what will happen next in the latest budget battle. That includes over the upcoming debt ceiling fight. But what is clear is that partisans who represent the never-give-an-inch Right and the unbending Left …

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