federal spending

Cantor: No Sequester for TaxHikes Swap

Pete Kasperowicz, The Hill

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that House Repubs won't consider a fiscal deal with Dems that eliminates some of the sequester cuts by raising taxes.

Cruz Addresses OCare Fix, Attacks

Jack Fink, CBS Dallas Fort Worth

“The reform I’d like to see is #1: allowing the interstate purchase of health insurance, so we have a 50-state national market,” Cruz said. He spoke about the threats made against him and his family: "...I think it’s the product of how we’re corroding civility in public discourse, just how vicious and nasty the political attacks are.”

Did Deal Allow Prez to Set Limit Forever?

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

The executive branch can't spend what is not appropriated by Congress, except for statutory spending — entitlements — and interest payments on the debt. The debt ceiling doesn’t enable executive-branch spending the same way a credit card does for households, in other words.