Despite retreat on debt limit, GOP banks on anti-tax stand and strong record in budget talks

  • by: CHARLES BABINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 21, 2013 - 2:35 AM

WASHINGTON — Democrats who gloat over Republicans' bad week in Congress might pause to recall that conservatives still own major victories from past budget showdowns. And these wins may again thwart Democrats' hopes of changing tax-and-spend policies in two-party talks beginning anew in the Capitol.

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