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Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Sam Stein

GOP Freshmen Lobby For Millions In Government Cash | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Alex Becker WASHINGTON -- For years, Tennessee lawmakers have advocated for the construction of a major port on the northwest cor...

Sam Stein

Republicans Set To Fundraise After Blasting Obama For Attending Fundraisers | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As debt ceiling talks hit what White House has likened to their adult stages, Republicans are howling over the fact that President Obama...

Sam Stein

Democrats Set No Firm Lines After McConnell Re-Affirms Opposition To Tax Revenues In Debt Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the deadline for the government to raise the debt ceiling approaches, it's becoming increasingly evident that the Republicans feel em...

Debt Ceiling Talks Continue As Financial Crisis Looms

Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the United States government set to begin defaulting on its loans on Aug. 2, lawmakers are working to cut a deal to shrink the defi...

Sam Stein

Democrats Consider Offering Medicare Provider Cuts In Exchange For Revenue Increases | Sam Stein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) decision on Thursday to leave ongoing debt ceiling negotiations seemed to bring those talks to...

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...

Negotiators Set Deadline For Debt Limit Deal

Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON - A group of top lawmakers on Wednesday set an ambitious July 1 goal to reach a broad debt-reduction ...

Banging Their Heads on the Debt Ceiling?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"If you don't want us to do something really irresponsible, you'd better let us do something really irresponsible." If you happen to be John Boehner, a sentence like that apparently makes perfect sense.