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U.S. Debt Ceiling
Ten things on which Americans can probably agree

Republicans can declare the results of the midterm elections a complete repudiation of President Obama and every last Democrat from here to Anchorage, but they shouldn't get too excited. Obama's approval rating might have sagged to 44 percent, but the rating for Congress is less than half that. And the latest Gallup survey also showed no popular preference — Republican or Democrat — for control of Congress, with 40 percent of Americans shrugging; they think life would be the same regardless of which party is in charge. If you were an outsider looking at voting results from the past five federal elections, you'd probably conclude that we are a fickle nation,...