House GOP debt-ceiling bill gaining momentum ahead of floor vote


House Republican Whip Eric Cantor

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor
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By Russell Berman and Bernie Becker – The short-term debt-ceiling hike was only offered by House Republicans four days ago, but has quickly been embraced by members of both political parties.

The turnaround highlights a shifting power structure in Washington, with a newly inaugurated President Obama promising a more active government and Republicans adjusting to a minority position against a popular president and larger Senate Democratic majority. more> http://tinyurl.com/b7rlosl

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