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January 24, 2013
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  • Debt bill clears House; GOP pledges balanced budget in 10 years
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    The House has passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and allow continued government spending through the middle of May, and the Senate is expected to sign off on the legislation without making changes. To secure votes for the debt-ceiling hike, Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Paul Ryan pledged to pass a GOP budget that would balance the federal budget within 10 years. The Hill (1/24) , The Wall Street Journal (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • A black president? Been there, done that
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    President Barack Obama's first inauguration was a historic day for America -- but second time around, voters were rather more blasé. John Oliver of "The Daily Show" headed to D.C.'s National Mall to find small groups of people standing around making unimpressed faces. "This feels a bit more like an ultimate frisbee sign-up," Oliver says. Comedy Central (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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