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Debt Ceiling Congress

Michael McAuliff

McConnell: Debt Ceiling Won't Be Raised Without A Hostage

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the nation's debt limit won't be raised unless Republicans can extract ...

Zach Carter

Washington Dysfunction May Screw World Economy Even Without Default

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Financial experts warned Congress Tuesday that a U.S. default may set off financial mayhem that cascades through the global economy. Eve...

The Competing Plans To Avoid Debt Ceiling Disaster

AP | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of tentative House and Senate plans for ending the government shutdown and extending the federal debt l...

Sam Stein

Obama Would Not Stop House GOP's Short-Term Debt Ceiling Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama Delays Vital Request

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama is delaying his request for another $1.2 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit at the request of congre...

Debt Talks: As Positions Change By The Moment, Even Lobbyists Struggle To Keep Up

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

In one television commercial that began airing last week, a woman talks up the benefits of “Spenditol,” Washington’s miracle drug to fix all pro...

Rival Debt Ceiling Plans In Congress Create Stalemate

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Stung by revelations that his plan would cut spending less than advertised, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday postponed a vote ...

Boehner: 'We're In The Fourth Quarter'

Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans plan a House vote next week on a bill that would cut spending and tie an increase in the government's debt limit to pas...