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Boehner Debt Ceiling

Boehner Says He Can't See A Clean Debt Ceiling Deal Passing

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Tuesday that it would be difficult for his chamber to move a clean bill to raise th...

Sam Stein

Boehner's Debt Ceiling Dilemma | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its ongoing search for a resolution to raise the nation's debt limit by the end of February, House Republican leadership has yet to c...

Sam Stein

With Deadline Approaching, Boehner And Pelosi Still Haven't Talked About The Debt Ceiling | Sam Stein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders abandoned plans Wednesday morning to tie either of their preferred policy demands to a hike of the nation's deb...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Warily Eyes Another Debt Ceiling Showdown | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- House Republicans on Friday began flirting more seriously with the idea of spurring another showdown over the nation's debt limit wh...

Ted Cruz, John Boehner's Former Lawyer, Says He Doesn't 'Really Know John Boehner'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed several topics Thursday, including House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership and Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 c...

Boehner: U.S. 'Shouldn't Even Get Close To' Debt Limit

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said the United States should avoid a major fight over raising the federa...

How Corporate America Can Stop a Federal Default: Give Boehner a Multi-Million Dollar Lobbying Job

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

For once the interests of the 1 percent and the 99 percent are aligned around stopping a default on the corporate debt which would both decimate corporate profits and throw millions of ordinary Americans out of work.

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Eyes Next Debt Ceiling Move | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans appeared to be searching for a way out of the fiscal showdown Wednesday, as reports surfaced that leaders were talking...

Jason Linkins

Oh Hey, Yeah, No One Really Understands How We're Going To Avoid A Debt Ceiling Crisis, Sorry Y'all | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Debt ceiling strategy! Everyone knows we need one, in order to prevent a huge, global economy-crippling default crisis. But no one seems to know, righ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Accuses Republicans Of Extortion Over Raising The Debt Ceiling | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama accused Republicans of extortion on Wednesday for planning to tie a vote to raise the debt ceiling to an effort t...

Sam Stein

Obama Would Not Stop House GOP's Short-Term Debt Ceiling Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama would not block the three- or four-month extension of the debt ceiling proposed by House Republicans last week if the bi...

Republicans Getting Weak In The Knees As Contentious Fight Looms

The Washington Post | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner spoke at length with the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore about the coming confrontation over the debt ceiling, the se...

Jennifer Bendery

Debt Ceiling Standoff: 14th Amendment Is Not An Option, Says White House | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House signaled Thursday that President Barack Obama would not use the Constitution to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling in t...

Sam Stein

Rep. Louie Gohmert On Debt Ceiling: 'That's Our Leverage' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK CITY -- One of the only new proposals that President Obama introduced in his opening bid to resolve the impasse over the so-called fiscal cli...

Sam Stein

Debt Ceiling Showdown: Obama, Boehner Diverge On Demands | Sam Stein | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once again, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and President Barack Obama find themselves in a standoff over how to raise the nation's debt c...

Barack Obama Willing To Sacrifice Military Health Care, Flood Assistance In 2011 Talks: Memo

Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

A leaked memo from President Barack Obama's staff to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) details just how far the White House was willing to go to bot...

Sam Stein

Did Paul Ryan Cripple Debt-Reduction Deal With Obama Re-Election Concern? | Sam Stein | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its profile of newly minted, presumptive vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan Monday morning, The New York Times reported a new and po...

Atrial Fibrillation

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Charles Kolb

What explains this remarkable and unprecedented period of extreme volatility? Surely the value of America's businesses and what they produce cannot be subject to that much day-to-day fluctuation.

America Deserves a Better Deal

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. John Conyers

The American people need to send a message to the members of the deficit reduction commission, whoever they may end up being, that they need to prioritize the preservation of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Debt Ceiling Agreement: No Cause for Celebration

Bill George | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Bill George

This week's agreement to increase the U.S. debt ceiling is no cause for celebration. The political landscape is covered with the blood of all the politicians who were losers in this "no win" battle.

LIVE UPDATES: Debt Ceiling Deal Reached

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S...

Sam Stein

Defense Cuts Hold Up Debt Ceiling Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Multiple Democratic sources tell The Huffington Post that the level of defense cuts that would take place should a bipartisan super-comm...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Debt Bill Poised To Take U.S. To Edge Of Default | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats think they see a path to raising the nation's debt ceiling, but it will literally take the country down to the wire -- ...

Boehner May Be Risking Tea Party Calls To Resign

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

Tea Party activists rallying in Washington say House Speaker John Boehner should stay in his job -- for now. Gathered across the street from the Ca...

Jason Linkins

Ten Movie Scenes Rejected In Favor Of 'The Town' As A Means Of Psyching Up The GOP To Continue The Debt Ceiling Kabuki | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

The fake debt ceiling negotiations have gotten so ridiculous that now the GOP is having movie nights to get themselves psyched up. Why identify with a bunch of murderous gangsters? Wish I knew! But as it turns out, there were worse choices they could have made.