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Miss: Just 148k New Jobs in September

The Labor Department reported Tuesday that the economy added just 148k new jobs in September, down from a revised 193k jobs added in August. The report, which had been delayed by the government shutdown, was a disappointment. Economists had expected the economy to add over 180k jobs last month. The unemployment dipped a notch to 7.2%, as more Americans left the labor force. Oct 22, 2013 5:38 AM PT

ObamaCare Is Worse Than the Website

On Monday, President Obama spoke outside the White House, defending the roll-out of his signature legislative achievement, ObamaCare, aka the Affordable Care Act. He dismissed growing concerns about the launch of the health insurance exchanges by noting that the law "is not a website." As National Journal noted, however, launching the website was the "easy part." ObamaCare can go downhill very quickly. Oct 21, 2013 10:25 AM PT

GOP Establishment Lost All Credibility In Fiscal Fight

To fully understand the state of play in the Republican party, look no further than Sens. Mike Enzi (WY) and Pat Roberts (KS). Both are reliable, mainstream conservatives, yet neither have a record of seeking a fight or standing on principle. Think Orrin Hatch, without the tab-collars. Both, however, stood with Ted Cruz in the fight over ObamaCare. Not coincidentally, both face serious primary challengers. Oct 18, 2013 8:11 AM PT

McConnell Preemptively Surrenders On Budget Fights

In the aftermath of the Republican surrender on the government spending and debt fight, Senate GOP Leader went to legacy media outlet The Hill, to promise that Republicans would never again shut down the government over ObamaCare. Make no mistake, he and other Republicans "hate, detest and despise" ObamaCare, they just want to assure you that they won't do anything about it. Oct 17, 2013 7:13 PM PT

Obama Wins Reprieve for Status Quo

On Thursday, the federal government reopened, ending the partial government shutdown. The Treasury has new borrowing authority to continue its deficit spending. The House and the Senate reached agreement to convene a conference committee to discuss longer-term budget issues. The media will herald this as a win for Obama, but it is more like a reprieve. The deal agreed to late Wednesday simply preserves the budget status quo for a handful of months. Oct 17, 2013 5:56 AM PT

Congress Clears Government Spending, Debt Hike

On Wednesday night, Congress cleared the last hurdle to end the partial government shutdown and lift the nation's debt ceiling. Just hours after the Senate cleared the agreement, the House voted to accept the deal negotiated by Sens. Reid and McConnell. President Obama is expected to sign the agreement into law in advance of Thursday's debt ceiling deadline. Oct 16, 2013 7:52 PM PT

Exclusive: Legislative Summary, Full Text of Senate Debt Deal Revealed

Breitbart News has obtained a legislative summary of the provisions in the Senate deal to reopen government and extend the debt ceiling. Currently, Senate staff are able to review the summary and legislative text in the Senate cloakroom, but aren't allowed to retain a copy or make it public. In the interest of transparency, we have included the document below. Oct 16, 2013 2:24 PM PT

Cruz: I Won't Delay Debt Deal

As Senate Leaders announced a final deal to reopen government and temporarily lift the debt ceiling, Sen. Ted Cruz told reporters on Capitol Hill that he would not block Senate consideration of the agreement. Cruz's move makes it likely that the Senate can quickly consider and pass its agreement before the Thursday debt ceiling deadline. Oct 16, 2013 9:30 AM PT

Sen. Ayotte: Cruz Should Give Up Already

On Wednesday, NH GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte urged Sen. Ted Cruz to not utilize his rights to object to a Senate deal reopening the government and lifting the debt ceiling. To quickly approve a deal, the Senate needs unanimous consent. If any Senator objects to the deal, the Senate would have to invoke cloture, adding a couple days until final passage of a deal. Oct 16, 2013 8:09 AM PT

Surrender: House Will Vote First on Senate Debt Deal

Like rubbing salt in an open wound, it was announced Wednesday that the House would vote first on any Senate deal to reopen government and lift the debt ceiling. The move to pass a deal that many conservatives see as a capitulation, indicates that Congress is moving quickly to put the debate behind it. With the House moving first, Reid can avoid some procedural hurdles to send a deal quickly to President Obama. Oct 16, 2013 7:38 AM PT

Boehner Blinks, Senate 'Close' to Deal

The House convenes Wednesday morning, but no further action on government funding or the debt ceiling is expected. House GOP Leaders had tried to pass a new proposal to end the partial government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling on Tuesday, but had to pull the measure from the floor in the face of conservative opposition. Any deal to reopen government and raise the debt ceiling will now come from the Senate. Oct 16, 2013 7:11 AM PT

House GOP Scraps Vote on Latest Debt Deal

House GOP Leadership has pulled from the floor its latest proposal to end the partial government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. Leadership had spent all day Tuesday trying to build support for the proposal, tweaking and altering the specific language to attract conservative support. Those efforts weren't enough, however, as the proposal faced likely defeat. Oct 15, 2013 4:57 PM PT

House GOP May Skip Town After Passing Spending, Debt Deal

House GOP Leadership was finalizing language Tuesday afternoon, for another proposal to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. They are scrambling to identify a mix of provisions that could attract enough conservative votes to pass the House. Several sources on Capitol Hill told Breitbart News that House Leadership is considering then leaving town, to put pressure on the Senate to act. Oct 15, 2013 12:23 PM PT

Boo!: Halloween Is the Real Debt Limit

On Thursday, the US will exhaust its borrowing authority, according to the Treasury Department. With both parties and the White House far apart on any deal to end the government shutdown and increase the debt ceiling, the fiscal stand-off will sail past Thursday's deadline. Even if all sides agreed to a deal this afternoon, time is running out to move an agreement through Congress ahead of the deadline. The country is likely, at least temporarily, to go past the debt ceiling. Oct 15, 2013 10:23 AM PT

Obama, Reid Reject House Plan Even Before Details Emerge

On Tuesday, House Republicans announced plans to push another proposal to end the partial government shutdown and temporarily lift the debt ceiling. Even before details of the new proposal were finalized, the White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid summarily rejected any House action. Although he didn't know specifically what the House was proposing, Reid took to the Senate floor to accuse Republicans of acting "out of spite." Oct 15, 2013 9:24 AM PT

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