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Debt Ceiling Deadline

PHOTOS: Catastrophe Looming, Doomsday Warnings Abound

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

The ongoing debate in Washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling is giving rise to doomsday warnings. Earlier this month, President Barack O...

Obama Adviser: No Time For 'Doomsday Scenarios'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers says the continuing stalemate over extending the debt limit is no place for...

Obama: 'I Need A Dance Partner'

Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

On Monday, heated debate on the issue of raising the debt ceiling raged on in the nation's capital. On the campaign trail, Republican presidential can...

Is Republican Posturing Over the Debt Ceiling Increasing Our National Debt?

Patrick Sharma | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Patrick Sharma

With our economy stagnating, the federal government should capitalize on this situation by borrowing more -- not less -- over the coming years. Far from costing us money, greater government spending will help jumpstart the economy.

Poll Shows Where Voters Stand On Debt

AP | By CONNIE CASS | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just last fall, Americans were feeling better about their personal finances. Now they're starting to worry more about how they'll pay of...

Hillary Clinton Weighs In On Debt Ceiling Debate

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

SHENZHEN, China — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton moved Monday to reassure Asian financial markets that resolution to America's d...

White House, Republicans Clash As Debt Ceiling Deadline Looms

AP | BEN FELLER and DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With bipartisan talks stalled, House Republicans and Senate Democrats readied rival debt-limit emergency fallback plans in hopes of...

Reagan Looms Over Contentious Debate On Both Sides

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ronald Reagan might as well be sitting in on the troubled debt talks, so frequently is his memory invoked by both sides. But for va...

Debt Ceiling Deadline Might Be August 10, Not August 2: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

For months, markets have been girding themselves against the possibility that the U.S. will reach the limits of its borrowing ability on August 2 and ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama Prays With Pastors Who Tell Him To Protect the Poor | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion

As President Barack Obama and members of Congress continue heated negotiations over the debt ceiling and deficit reduction, a coalition of Christian c...

Tight Deadline Has Voters Weighing In With Lawmakers On Debt Issue

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — For Rep. Tim Scott the debt ceiling is not only the top issue voters in his South Carolina district want to talk about these days, it ...

GOP Governor: 'It Would Be An Embarrassment For U.S. To Default On Its Obligations'

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

By Edith Honan SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - State governors meeting in Utah Saturday urged a speedy resolution to the deadlock in Washington over...

Drilling Down on the Meaning of "Shared Sacrifice" as Congress Considers Our Debt Limit

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Medal of honor recipient Sergeant First Class Petry and his comrades provide a special transcendent example of service to our country that leaders in Congress might want to take some time to pause and reflect upon.

The Debt Ceiling: A Primer for College Students

NextGen Journal | Posted 09.12.2011 | College
NextGen Journal

With debt ceiling negotiations nearing their apex and nothing less than the world economy at stake, this is the most important debate this country has seen in a long time.

Jaweed Kaleem

UPDATE: Over 5,000 Religious Leaders Send Letter To Congress: Don't Cut Services To The Poor | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion

Updated July 14, 2011 1:14 a.m. As the heated political standoff over raising the nation's debt ceiling continues, with proposals to cut Medicare a...

No Guarantees As Clock Ticks Toward Default

AP | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama bluntly told Republican congressional leaders Wednesday they must compromise quickly if the government is to...

Sam Stein

Obama Tries To Resell Republicans On A Grand Debt Ceiling Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sunday night's much anticipated debt ceiling meeting between the president and congressional leadership managed to produce an outcome, j...

Debt Ceiling Meeting Ends With Little Progress

AP | Associated Press | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The rare Sunday evening White House meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders has ended with many plans but littl...

Obama: We 'Need To' Reach Debt Ceiling Deal In 10 Days

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he and Congress "need to" agree on a budget deal in 10 days in order to meet an Aug. 2 deadline to increase ...

The GOP Doesn't Care About Us

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

During the presidency of George W. Bush, the national debt ceiling was raised umpteen times. So why the sudden about face?

Debt Ceiling Crisis Heats Up As Deadline Approaches: Your Day In Politics (VIDEO)

Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reversed course after making questionable comments on the effect President Barack Obama's fiscal policie...

The One Thing That Will Force A Deal On The Debt Ceiling

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate canceled its planned July Fourth recess on Thursday, but partisan divisions remained razor sharp as the clock ticked on ...

Republicans Bail On Debt Ceiling Talks, Blame Democrats

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Struggling to break a perilous deadlock, President Barack Obama took direct control Friday of national debt-limit negotiations with...

Jon Kyl Pulls Out Of Debt Ceiling Negotiations Following Eric Cantor's Exit

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on Thursday, blaming Democrats for d...

Elyse Siegel

House GOP Leader Pulls Out Of Debt Ceiling Talks | Elyse Siegel | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pulled out of bipartisan negotiations to raise the nation's debt limit Thursday, and the Senate Republ...