Anti-TPP conservatives are working to prevent TPP approval by convincing Congress to cancel the lame-duck session this year.

The U.S. government will soon owe more than the entire economy produces, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro told the Senate Budget Committee recently.

Republicans are unified in condemning the Obama big-spending budget, but they differ greatly in how to respond. Conservatives fear the response will be to agree to yet another budget with a huge deficit.

The House speaker tried to placate members of the House's large Freedom Caucus, who are reluctant to support Ryan's budgetary ambitions. But caucus members weren't having any.

The second shoe has dropped. Now that the Obama administration has opened combat roles to women, the next step is to include women in the draft.

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