1. Roll Call

    House Passes Tea Party Debt Plan

    Hose Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, to discuss the debt limit crisis.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

    Don’t count on this one to get anywhere. The House of Representatives passed “cut, cap, and balance” on Tuesday, a conservative proposal to fix the debt crisis. The bill, which was strongly backed by the Tea Party and passed 234-190, allows for a $2.4 trillion increase in the nation’s borrowing, but conditions it on severe spending cuts and a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. It has virtually no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate, and President Obama has threatened to veto it.

    Read it at Associated Press