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Cruz Demand Ensnares GOP Leaders In Debt Ceiling Vote

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked ensnared his Republican leaders on the Senat...

Pelosi 'Optimistic' On Debt Deal

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she is "optimistic" that a deal can still be reached to prevent the nation f...

House Set To Vote On 'Unwise' Debt Measure

AP | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled House is moving to put U.S. bondholders and people on Social Securit...

E Tu Democrats: The Bloody Toga of the Middle Class

Paolo Romanacci | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Paolo Romanacci

This week, like the Roman senators who lined up one by one to stab Julius Cesar 2000 years ago, the Democrats in Congress, the protectors of the middle class if you will, have lined up to do the same to us.

Paul Blumenthal

Pelosi Calls For Open Super Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Saturday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called on the debt reduction "super committee" to do its work in the open. ...

Sam Stein

DNC Memo: Political Pundits Got Debt Ceiling Scorecard Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rush to frame the winners and losers in the debt ceiling deal stands in stark contrast to the protracted negotiations over the debt ...

This Summer of Our Discontent Emboldens Activists Nationwide

Pearl Korn | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Those lazy, hazy summer days of relaxing and thinking about traveling to far-off destinations is but a distant memory this year as we have been shocked back to brutal reality by the theatre of the absurd being played out in the debt ceiling fight in our nation's capitol.

Behind-The-Scenes Photos From The White House Debt Negotiations

Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama brought an end to the heated debt ceiling debate Tuesday, signing a bill -- passed easily by the Senate earlier in the day -- t...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Debt Limit Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate did its part Tuesday to end a months-long standoff and raise the debt ceiling, passing a bill that dramatically cuts spending...

Paul Blumenthal

Should Super Congress Be Super Transparent?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The proposed so-called "super Congress," created by congressional leaders in the debt deal and required to find $1.5 trillion in debt re...

Debt Ceiling? What Debt Ceiling?

Steven Van Zandt | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media
Steven Van Zandt

When people are looking for a place to point the finger after this disaster or near disaster they should look no further than the Media. When did their job become spewing out contradictory information 24/7?

Jason Linkins

What Do Journalists Think About The Debt Crisis? They Think Americans Got What They Deserved.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media

Journalism is about choices. With millions of Americans out of work, the press decided awhile back to put all of its labor into creating the Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop. Because journalists had become so inured to being led by the nose by the important people to whom they needed "access," they abandoned the American people. Their excuse? "Well, no one in Congress is doing anything about unemployment, so what's to cover?" Pop some popcorn and let's see where this takes us! Well, where it's taken us is "past the brink." Our political culture has been permanently altered for the worse.

Lawmakers And Politicos React To Debt Ceiling Deal

Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

On Sunday night, President Obama and congressional leaders announced that they had reached a bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling -- but that doe...