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Debt Ceiling Deal

Meredith Whitney: 'Increasing Signs' Of Double Dip Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

The debt ceiling debate has finally came to a close on Tuesday. Fears of the United States falling back into recession, however, are only heating up. ...

Sam Stein

With Debt Ceiling Deal Done, Obama Makes A Plea To Focus On Jobs | Sam Stein | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking just minutes after the Senate passed legislation to raise the debt ceiling -- removing the last political hurdle for that bill'...

Jason Linkins

Everyone And No One Won And/Or Lost The Debt Ceiling Fight, Says The Media | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2011 | Media

One of the best features of the "debt ceiling deal" is that no one seems to be able to agree who won or who lost. Maybe everyone won! Maybe everyone l...

The Debt Ceiling Deal Disaster

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Congratulations to the Tea Party for a great victory. Congratulations to President Obama and Democrats for another brilliantly executed surrender. Condolences to the jobless whose plight will become even worse after this deal.

What's Been Missed in the Analysis of the Grand Deal

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

The GDP assumptions -- on which the deficit deal is based -- are grossly inflated. Growth slowed to 1.8 percent in the first quarter and 1.3 percent in the second quarter, and it heading toward zero. CBO had predicted 3.1 percent growth for the year.

WATCH: Olbermann's Outraged Special Comment On Debt Deal

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.02.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann excoriated Washington for the debt ceiling deal it struck over the weekend--and called for a protest movement to rise up against it. ...

Where Do Progressives Go From Here?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

No doubt about it. There is widespread disappointment among progressives at the outcome of the debt ceiling deal. So where do we go from here?

Tea Party's War on America

New York Times | JOE NOCERA | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Their intransig...

WATCH: Arianna Discusses The Debt Ceiling Deal With Piers Morgan

Huff TV | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna appeared Monday on CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight' to discuss the recent deal to increase the nation's debt ceiling. "Here we have a major crisi...

Can Your Congressman Balance a Checkbook? (No Seriously, You Should Ask)

Keli Goff | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Many of our elected officials know a lot less about finance and economics than those responsible for the financial future of an entire country should. Even more terrifying, many appear to know even less about such matters than we do.

Why the Deficit Deal May Pass -- But Can't Stand

Carl Pope | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

So we won't default -- unless the extremist Tea Party gets its way. But we don't have a long-range fiscal plan, either, whatever the press releases say. Since the plan on the table is horrendous, that's a good thing.

A Christian Response To The Debt Ceiling Crisis

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.01.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

When it comes right down to it, the role of the church is NOT to draft legislation and develop policy, but to make sure that those who are called and elected into that role are held accountable.

WATCH: Debt Ceiling Comes At Cost To Some, Including The Unemployed

Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

The White House and top congressional lawmakers struck a deal to prevent the country from defaulting on its debts, but not everyone's happy. The agree...

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?

Which Three Democratic Senators?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the new congressional joint committee, any plan will only require 7 votes out of 12 in order to move to Congress at large. Which means if one Democrat votes for a Republican plan, then that will be the committee's official plan.

Jon Ward

Despite Pulling Debt Ceiling Debate Rightward, Tea Party Activists Slam House-Passed Deal | Jon Ward | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Republican Lindsey Graham's position on the debt ceiling deal Monday made one thing very plain: the senior senator from South Carolina ...

Elise Foley

House Passes Debt Limit Deal | Elise Foley | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a bill on Monday evening to cut spending by $2.1 trillion and raise the debt ceiling until 2013, just one day before th...

Sam Stein

Gabrielle Giffords Returns To Congress To Vote On Debt Ceiling Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven months after she was shot in the head by a gunman in Tucson, Ariz., Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) made a surprise and emotiona...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: The New Debt Ceiling Deal Media Narrative In Two Minutes | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media

As noted here earlier, the debt deal that's in the offing is said to be a Great and Virtuous Thing not because it results in any tangible benefit for ...

Howard Fineman

Beyond A Fair And Balanced Deal | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By the traditional standards of Washington, the debt ceiling deal is a serviceable one. It ended a series of long nights and anguished s...

Debt Deal Nails Defense Budget

AOL Defense | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

Few things seem certain at this point from the budget deal struck yesterday. One point that three Hill sources agree on is that the Defense Department...

Jason Linkins

Further Adventures In Happy Debt Ceiling Deal Assumptions | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media

Since the media is treating the "debt ceiling deal" the way it treats all debates in Washington -- as important only insofar as it affects the politic...

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...

Jason Linkins

Media Proclaims Debt Deal To Be Good And Virtuous Because No One Is Happy About It | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media

Do you remember a more innocent time in your life where you thought the purpose of legislating was to ensure positive-sum outcomes for ordinary Americans? Those were great times!

Sam Stein

Debt Ceiling Deal Paves Way For Potentially Historic Lobbying Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super committee established under the still-to-be-passed debt ceiling deal has been granted immense powers to make its recommendatio...