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House GOP switches gears on debt ceiling, tries blackmail
House GOP switches gears on debt ceiling, tries blackmail

Late Tuesday, the chatty Sen. Ted Cruz read Dr. Seuss to his kids at home: “Green Eggs and Ham.” On Thursday, House Republicans took a page from another Seuss classic: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”   Frustrated by the obvious -- the Senate (even many fellow Republicans) won’t go along with their lame-brain effort to “defund Obamacare” -- GOP leaders in the House have switched gears. Proving that today’s teenagers aren’t the only ones with short attention spans, they’ve moved on from healthcare to the fight over the debt ceiling. Now, the Republicans are perfectly happy to raise it. They just want President Obama and...

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