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Debt Ceiling Standoff

Conservatives to Boehner: Avoid ‘Theater' On Debt Ceiling

The Washington Post | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Two leading House conservatives told The Washington Post on Tuesday they do not want House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to move toward a dramatic ...

If Congress Doesn't Act The U.S. Goes To Hell On Halloween

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

If the U.S. breaches the debt ceiling, Halloween is going to be truly terrifying this year. Though everyone is focused on October 17, the day the U...

IMF Warns On U.S. Default

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - A default by the United States would like lead to a recession "or even worse," the chief economist at the Internationa...

Government Shutdown Costing Us $160 Million Per Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

Another day, another $160 million. That's how much the economy is losing every day on average, thanks to the government shutdown, according to dat...

Buffett Compares Debt Ceiling Politics To Nuclear Bomb

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

Republican leaders’ debt ceiling politics are a weapon of mass destruction of a different sort, according to Warren Buffett. The billionaire inv...

CEOs Warn Of 'Extremely Adverse' Effects Of Debt Ceiling Standoff

Reuters | Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Chief executives from major financial institutions met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday and warned of "adverse" ...

Sam Stein

Another Fight Over The Debt Ceiling May Be Coming

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seemingly conceding that shutting down the government in order to defund the president's health care law would be a dangerous political ...

Jennifer Bendery

Debt Ceiling Standoff: 14th Amendment Is Not An Option, Says White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House signaled Thursday that President Barack Obama would not use the Constitution to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling in t...

Sam Stein

White House Gets Debt Ceiling Victory As Government Shutdown Threat Lessens

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House appears to have achieved one of its primary goals following the debt ceiling deal, with congressional Republicans showin...