House Republicans say Election 2012 validated their tea party-backed revolution two years earlier. But two moves Monday suggest that House leaders are turning away from the movement.
White House hails as 'welcome' the news that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their first child. The Obamas met the young royals soon after the couple was married in spring 2011.
With negotiations still appearing stalled, a growing chorus on the left and right has been suggesting that a so-called "cliff dive" wouldn't be so bad. Better than cutting a bad deal, anyway.