As Cain visits Capitol Hill, House Republicans play down harassment allegations

Businessman Herman Cain was greeted on the Hill on Wednesday afternoon by a host of House Republicans who dismissed the harassment allegations he faces.

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Military retirement plan not ‘unaffordable,’ defense official says

A senior defense official says the retirement system is not “spiraling out of control” and cautioned against proposals to replace it with a private-sector-style plan.

House Democrats: Debt crisis shows ‘tea party is not fit to govern’

House Democratic leaders on Friday seized on the tumult among the House Republicans over the debt-ceiling plan, saying ti shows the tea party movement’s shortcomings.

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Boehner still looking for votes

(Joshua Roberts / BLOOMBERG)

House Speaker John Boehner (R) told fellow Republicans on Thursday morning that he does not yet have the votes to ensure passage of his two-step plan to raise the debt ceiling.

What to watch for in Geithner’s meeting with House freshmen

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is slated to huddle from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today with freshman House members in a Capitol conference room.

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How Rep. Austin Scott betrayed his Tea Party roots

Fueled by populists, hijacked by plutocrats.

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Moody’s: If debt deal fails, U.S. risks credit downgrade

(Joshua Roberts)

Moody’s warned Thursday that it is considering downgrading the United States’ credit rating as odds increase that the government will default on its debt.