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17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

May your year be filled with joy.<p>As the new year dawns, it's time to set some intentions for what you hope to accomplish in the months ahead. Instead of taking on daunting new diets or exercise regimens, start with some resolutions that will nourish your spirit, instead.<p><b>HuffPost Religion</b> …

Boehner: 'It is time for us to stand and fight'

House Speaker John Boehner says he wasn't pulled into demanding concessions from Democrats to keep funding the government - he willingly joined with fellow Republicans.<p>"I and my members decided that the threat of Obamacare and what was happening was so important that it was time for us to take a …

Southern Nevada’s hard water may call for softener installation

Jack Lew: U.S. failure to pay bills hurts everyone

If Congress does not raise the debt limit soon, seniors, veterans, kids, among others, are at risk.<p>It might be hard to believe, but there is a dangerous debate underway in Congress right now over whether the United States, the world's strongest economy, should pay all of its bills.<p>This is not a …

7 Things to Know about Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

<b>1.) He may be a U.S. Senator, but Dr. Rand Paul hasn’t left his ophthalmology practice in Kentucky, continuing to perform eye procedures while not in Washington. From National Review:</b><p><b>2.) Paul took to the Senate floor this last March for a nearly 13-hour filibuster, the ninth longest in history.</b> …

Gamesmanship as Statesmanship?

Almost everyone seems to agree that President Obama and the Democrats are ahead in the battle for public opinion at the moment. The polling shows that a clear majority agrees with the proposition that shutting down the government until Obamacare is killed or crippled is a bad idea.<p>But there’s one …

Pre-shutdown wisdom that wasn't

The shutdown was supposed to be short, if it happened at all.<p>After all, Republicans were sure President Barack Obama would give in at the last minute, like he has in past budget battles. Democrats were equally certain that Republicans would collectively conclude a shutdown wasn’t in their best …

GOLDMAN: If The Debt Ceiling Isn't Raised And The Treasury Runs Out Of Cash, Then Say Goodbye To 4.2% Of GDP*

The government shutdown is the result of Congress' failure to make a budget deal.<p>However, the shutdown has taken attention away from a much bigger policy risk: the impending debt ceiling, which is when the U.S. Treasury is no longer able to borrow money by issuing debt.<p>Economists as well as …

Flood of consumer inquiries could make – or break – Obama health law

Strong consumer interest heartens backers of Obama's healthcare law, but persistent glitches could spell trouble.<p>October 05, 2013|By Noam N. Levey and Chad Terhune<p>Backers of President Obama's healthcare law are heartened by strong… (Karen Bleier / AFP/Getty…)<p>WASHINGTON — Kentucky health officials …

White House calls on Boehner to hold vote on 'clean' funding bill

<b>By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC News</b><p>White House officials on Sunday pushed back on House Speaker John Boehner’s assertion that the Republican-controlled lower chamber could not pass a government spending bill or raise the debt ceiling without concessions from Democrats.<p>Appearing on ABC’s …

Shutdown’s roots lie in deeply embedded divisions in America’s politics

From the civil rights struggle to the Reagan Revolution to Obamacare, a history of hyper-partisanship.<p>From the civil rights struggle to the Reagan Revolution to Obamacare, a history of hyper-partisanship.<p>The government shutdown did not happen by accident. It is the latest manifestation — an extreme …

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Who is at fault for the shutdown? - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> we'll get to the rollout of obama care in a moment, but let's start with the government shutdown . nbc news put a tweet out this week, let congress know how it feels. let's take a look at the response.>> dear congress, i would like you to go without pay for one month.>> stop acting in your own …

Paul: ‘There is no reason for us to default’ - Video on NBCNews.com

>> very quickly before i let you go. as you well know, there is a debt ceiling vote on the horizon. will republicans let this country go into default?>> i think it's irresponsible of the president and his men to even talk about default. there is no reason for us to default. we bring in $250 billion …

Lew says potential US default ‘very dangerous’ - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> 6. government shutdown . no agreement in sight. senator rand paul will be joining me from kentucky in a moment, but first let's turn to treasury secretary jack lew here in washington. mr. secretary, good to see you.>> good to be here.>> we're six days in. has there been any permanent damage to …

Rand Paul: It’s ‘irresponsible’ of Obama to talk about default

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that it's "irresponsible" for President Obama and his allies to be talking about the prospect of defaulting if the debt ceiling isn't raised by a key deadline later this month.<p>"I think it's irresponsible of the president and his men to even talk about default. …

Rand Paul says it's 'irresponsible' for Obama to talk default

Sen. Rand Paul says President Barack Obama and his aides have waded into dangerous territory by suggesting that the U.S. government might default on its debt.<p>“It’s irresponsible of the president and his men to even talk about default," the Kentucky Republican said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." …

How A Powerful Group Of Corporations Quietly Tried To Roll Back Clean Energy Standards, And Failed Miserably

When the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, wants a law passed, it has all the resources to make that happen.<p>The organization is known …

We’re seeing catastrophic effects of climate change

View more of the Sun's opinion section<p>Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint<br>• Columnists - local and syndicated writers<br>• Letters to the editor - readers' …

Why the World Bank Is Taking On Climate Change

<i>The World Bank, headquartered a block from the White House, was founded after World War II to combat global poverty. But over the past year, fighting</i> …

Study reveals 'true' material cost of development say researchers

<b>Current methods of measuring the full material cost of imported goods are highly inaccurate say researchers.</b><p>In a new study, they found that three times as many raw materials are used to process and export traded goods than are used in their manufacture.<p>Richer countries who believe they have …

U.S., China agree to work on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons

U.S., China agree to work on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons<p>The United States and China announced Friday they would seek to eliminate some of the world’s most potent greenhouse gases through the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the landmark treaty that successfully phased out ozone-depleting substances …

Pacific Island Nations Tell The World ‘Climate Change Has Arrived’

“Climate change has arrived,” and the world must act. That’s the message from fifteen nations in the southwestern Pacific, who signed a statement …