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Moran Calling On Debt Ceiling To Be Abolished

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Many Republicans don't want to increase the government's borrowing authority unless they get an equal amount of spending cuts. That risks defaulting on debt obligations for the first time in the nation's history. Moran says the GOP is going too far.

"What was once a mere legislative relic has now been weaponized," says Moran.

Moran and other Democrats are pushing a proposal to do away with the debt ceiling. He says it would help the economy in the region.

"The business community is very much behind getting rid of this source of constant crisis," says Moran. "They need predictability."

Republicans are singing a different tune. They say Democrats won't get serious about the growing national debt unless forced.

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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
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Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

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