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US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speak about US President Donald Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL …

Winning: Pelosi, Schumer Are ‘Normalizing’ Donald Trump

Trump enters future negotiations with more leverage over the “spoilers” in the GOP, and with Democrat leaders having declared that he is a reasonable person who can be dealt with, not a crazy dictator who must be removed.

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Darling: Attach Cut, Cap, and Balance to Debt Limit Hike

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin argued on Fox News Sunday for a “clean” hike in the debt limit. Mnuchin also pushed a strategy of attaching the debt limit as an amendment to a bill to provide $7.9 billion in temporary relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill Washington. McConnell is condemning the “messages of hate and bigotry” carried by the KKK and white supremacist groups. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Mitch McConnell Vows to Raise U.S. Debt Ceiling

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there is “zero chance” Congress will allow the country to default on its debts by voting to not increase the borrowing limit.

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‘Legacy’: 10 Ways Barack Obama Broke the American System

What broke it? Both parties acquiesced in bank liberalization, in open-borders immigration, and in Wall Street bailouts. But the most acute challenge was Barack Obama’s direct attack on the constitutional framework itself. Obama sought to transform America, and believed that the ends would justify the means.

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Capitol Hill Conservatives Prepping for Budget Fight Before Christmas Recess

Capitol Hill conservatives are preparing for a fight over funding the federal government after the current funding legislation expires Dec. 9, as President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) take their last bite from the apple before both men return to private life.

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6 Texas Republican Reps Join with Dems in Approving Debt Ceiling Increase

Six Texas Republican representatives joined with the eleven Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation to vote in favor of the bill to raise the debt ceiling. Nineteen Texas Republicans voted nay in attempting to block the measure. On a national level, 79 Republicans joined with the 187 Democrat members of the House to pass the measure back to the Senate.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) heads to the floor for a vote following a GOP conference meeting in the U.S. Capitol October 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. The White House and House Republicans may be nearing a two-year budget deal, according to published reports, that would avert a …

Exclusive — Rand Paul: If Paul Ryan Doesn’t Stop Budget Bill Now, Freedom Caucus Should Consider Blocking Him For Speaker

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, tells Breitbart News in an exclusive email interview that he thinks members of the House Freedom Caucus should consider withdrawing their previous support for a Speakership bid from Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unless Ryan can stop the giant budget and debt ceiling deal that’s before Congress.

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Debt Ceiling Crisis Has Been Great for the Stock Market

A huge stock market rally kicked off when the U.S. Treasury was forced to pay out a net $32 billion last week after the Republican Congress failed to raise the legal debt ceiling on the U.S. government’s $18.113 trillion Ponzi debt scheme.