The U.S. Senate approves the debt ceiling bill, passing the increase 55 to 43. This followed an earlier vote to prevent a filibuster, passing 67 to 31. The House passed its ′clean bill′ on Tuesday with Speaker John Boehner and 27 other Republicans joining all but 2 Democrats against 199 GOP Congressmen who tried to stop it. Unlike previous debt ceiling bills, this one, like that from last Fall, did not put any cash limit on how much money the federal government may borrow. Instead, yesterday′s bill allows the government to borrow as much as they want until March, 2015. Needless to say, Barack Obama and his White House goons are very happy. Not so happy is Senate Republican Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite, who at least wanted an amendment to build the Keystone XL pipeline added. Mitch McConnell and Bob Corker were among several GOP Senators who changed their votes to block a filibuster.