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Louisiana Dem’s bill would rename Gulf of Mexico the ‘Gulf of America’

Updated, below — A Democratic state Representative from Louisiana has put forward an unusual proposal: renaming the Gulf of Mexico to “Gulf of America.” House Bill 150 (PDF), put forward by Rep. Steve Holland (D), was first spotted by the Best of New Orleans blog. It’s being considered by the…

White House warns Congress not to play politics with debt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama continues to oppose a short-term extension of the country’s debt ceiling, which he feels could lead to the U.S. credit rating being downgraded, the White House said on Saturday. “Congress should refrain from playing reckless political games with our economy. Instead, it should be…