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Debt Ceiling Crisis 2013

Jason Linkins

The Shutdown Is Over! So ... What Happens Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

What time is the next government shutdown? And what is the future of everything? Glad you asked, because even though the federal government is re-...

4 Ways The Shutdown Deal Helps The Tea Party, Hurts Everyone Else

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

With the government back open and the hellstorm of a U.S. debt default delayed, you're probably feeling pretty good about things, right? Like maybe we...

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Pass And Flee: The Hot New Plan Rumored To Be Afoot In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

So the latest bit of wack-ass whimsy that's being talked about inside the Beltway is that the House GOP, rather than avert a host of pending calamitie...

Debt Crises Killed 900,000 Jobs: Study

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business

For the past few years, the Republican approach to governance has been to cause a series of Breaking-Bad-like cliffhangers, with ever-more destructive...

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A Survival Guide To The Debt Ceiling Default Apocalypse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

America may be on the verge of a catastrophic default on its national debt. There would be no real reason for this default -- it can easily be avoided...

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TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Good morning everyone, and welcome back to your quickly typed liveblog of the Sunday morning political coprophage chat shows. My name is Jason, and I ...

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Obama Said Some Pretty Dumb Things About The Debt Ceiling In 2006

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Over at Slate, Matt Yglesias digs into the speech that then-Sen. Barack Obama gave back in 2006 to preface his "no" vote on raising the debt ceiling. ...

Morgan Stanley Warns The Economy Is At 'DEFCON 3'

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

We have now reached the stage of the looming debt-ceiling crisis in which everybody starts making threat-level awareness charts. Morgan Stanley eco...

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The Surreal Logic Of The Debt Ceiling Deniers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Over at Slate, Dave Weigel profiles the strangest subset of the debt ceiling hostage-taker caucus -- the members of the House GOP who seem to genuinel...

LOOK: Wall Street Is Totally Not Panicking

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

America's newspapers, or at least two of the ones that still exist, are full of stories about how Wall Street isn't panicking about the looming crisis...

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Oh Hey, Yeah, No One Really Understands How We're Going To Avoid A Debt Ceiling Crisis, Sorry Y'all

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Banks Stockpile Cash For Government Default They Say Won't Happen

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.04.2013 | Business

Banks are totally not worried about the U.S. government defaulting, sparking a nightmarish financial panic. Yes, they're stocking extra cash in ATMs t...

Wall Street In Denial About How Dumb Republicans Are

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

A day after President Barack Obama gave us all permission to go ahead and freak out about the debt ceiling, Wall Street is still taking its sweet time...

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How The GOP Can Easily Get Rid Of Obamacare Without Staging Any More Crises

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

As I watched Monday night's round of legislative ping-pong end in a needless government shutdown, I thought about whether any of this mishegas was act...

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Pat Toomey Revives Terrible Debt Ceiling Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

The most dangerous people involved in the upcoming debt ceiling crisis are the ones who do not believe that breaching the debt ceiling is that big a d...