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Debt Ceiling Debate

Explaining The Debt Ceiling Debate

Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

2011-07-12-jason.pngHere's a chart that explains all of modern politics -- and especially the debt ceiling debate.

Today's Republicans Are the New Secessionists

Jamie Malanowski | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Jamie Malanowski

Like the secessionists of 1860, the Republicans are so determined to achieve their objectives that they are willing to accept the threat of catastrophe in order to have their own way.

China Potentially Violated Rules By Buying More U.S. Debt Than Disclosed

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

The rules of Treasury auctions may not sound like the stuff of high-stakes diplomacy. But a little-noticed 2009 change in how Washington sells its...

Sam Stein

White House Talking Points Invoke '08 Crisis As Possible Debt Ceiling Outcome | Sam Stein | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. government officially hitting its debt ceiling on Monday, the Obama administration is distributing a set of talking points...

Sam Stein

Joe Biden Steps Into Debt Ceiling Void As Outlines Of Deal Materialize | Sam Stein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over raising the nation’s debt ceiling will hit a heightened, more critical phase on Thursday when a bipartisan, bicamera...

Sam Stein

Democrats Increasingly Wary Of Being Held Hostage In Debt Ceiling Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is increasing concern among Democratic officials both on and off the Hill that Republicans will draw out negotiations over raising...

Debt Ceiling Debate Poses Conundrum For Freshman GOP Lawmakers

The Washington Post | Philip Rucker | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

They ran against debt. They swore and swore again that they'd cut up the nation's credit card. But now the 87 freshmen House Republicans are facing i...