As politicians in Washington appear to be stuck in neutral about the shutdown and debt ceiling crises, there’s growing speculation that Halloween will be the ultimate deadline for a final deal.
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Justice Antonin Scalia is known for his well-written Supreme Court opinions and his obscure word choices. Here’s a look at the some Scaliaisms, which may also come in handy if you’re stuck in a word-playing game.
As the Treasury Department rattled markets on Thursday with a recession warning about a potential government default, one controversial option remains off the table: raising the debt ceiling by invoking the 14th Amendment.
The official launch of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was rocky at best on Tuesday. But a bevy of court challenges pose some potentially formidable obstacles for the gigantic federal-state program.
Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments about using the 14th Amendment to avoid the debt ceiling aren’t new, and in fact, they invoke an extensive argument from 2011 about the Constitution and Congress.