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The GOP Just Scored a Big Win in the Debt Ceiling Vote

House Speaker John Boehner decided not to repeat last Fall’s showdown and allow a vote on a “clean” debt ceiling bill. Many Republicans are angry with the speaker for caving to the President, but if it helps the party take the Senate their negotiating position next year will be much stronger.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.


America’s peculiar system for choosing presidents may help avoid post-election chaos.

Third Debate Recap

Trump shortchanges his supposed signature issue to defend man-crush on Putin.

Frozen Ukraine

The latest round of peace talks only mask Europe’s lack of leverage and commitment in Ukraine.

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