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Debt Ceiling Vote

The Tea Party Is Teed At Mitch McConnell

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party is teeing off on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Matt Bevin, who is challenging McConnell in the GOP prim...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republicans Vote Against Paying For Budget They Supported | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A large number of House Republicans voted against raising the nation's borrowing cap Tuesday, even though they supported a budget in Dec...

Paul Ryan Votes Against Spending Needed For Own Budget

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, 28 House Republicans joined 193 of their Democratic colleagues in voting to raise the debt ceiling without attaching additional measures t...

Stenographer Removed For Shouting On House Floor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

A shouting stenographer was removed from the House floor as lawmakers voted on a deal to reopen the government and avoid a debt crisis. The stenogr...

Ryan Grim

Democrats Are Winning -- Must Be Time To Cave | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Senate Democrats, the surest sign the party is on the brink of handing significant concessions to Republicans is that Democrats are ...

Boehner 'Annihilate' Comment Points To Top Priority: Survival

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

I wrote earlier Wednesday about how the general lack of Republican revolt over John Boehner's debt-ceiling retreat was a sign that the previously intr...

Debt Ceiling Vote A Sign That House GOP Is Looking Toward 2014

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON – There were a few conservatives who criticized John Boehner's tactical retreat on the debt ceiling on Wednesday, but for the most part, ...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling, Takes Its Pay Hostage Instead | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to raise the nation's debt ceiling by an unspecified amount, suspending the federal governm...

Jason Linkins

Debt Ceiling 'Suspension': All You Need To Know About This New Whack-A-Doodle Idea | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives on Wednesday will take up the matter of What To Do About The Debt Ceiling, trying once again to resolve a crisis-inducing...

GOP Plays Make Believe

Salon | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

It wouldn’t exactly be unprecedented for John Boehner’s latest maneuver to blow up in his face, but all indications are that House Republicans wil...

Debt Ceiling Controversy Resurfacing

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled House on Wednesday kicked off another session with a protest vote against raising the government's borrowing cap...

Tea Partiers Frustrated With Allen West

Politico | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

Allen West, the tea party messiah, is facing a backlash from the very activists who propelled him into the national conservative stratosphere. At i...

How John Boehner Got The Votes For The Debt Ceiling Deal

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaker John Boehner was desperate in his search for votes from his party to prevent a first-ever government default. But despite what a...

America Deserves a Better Deal

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. John Conyers

The American people need to send a message to the members of the deficit reduction commission, whoever they may end up being, that they need to prioritize the preservation of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Watch: Gabrielle Giffords' Return Sparks 2012 Speculation

Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

Following her return to the floor of the house to vote on the debt ceiling deal, speculation is mounting about a possible senate bid by Rep. Gabrielle...

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?

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

What Do Journalists Think About The Debt Crisis? They Think Americans Got What They Deserved. | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media

Journalism is about choices. With millions of Americans out of work, the press decided awhile back to put all of its labor into creating the Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop. Because journalists had become so inured to being led by the nose by the important people to whom they needed "access," they abandoned the American people. Their excuse? "Well, no one in Congress is doing anything about unemployment, so what's to cover?" Pop some popcorn and let's see where this takes us! Well, where it's taken us is "past the brink." Our political culture has been permanently altered for the worse.

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats, GOP Have Now Rejected Each Other's Debt Plans | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just three days left until the country is set to begin defaulting on its debt, the House rejected a debt proposal by Senate Majorit...

Uncertainty Looms Large In Debt Ceiling Debate

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In an unforgiving display of partisanship, the Republican-controlled House approved emergency legislation Friday night to avoid an ...

From The Outside Looking In: How The Debt Debate Could Affect You

Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

Amid the fallout in Washington over plans to raise the debt ceiling, local leaders and residents from across the country have something to say about t...

Debt Ceiling Vote: Boehner's Plan Faces Key Test

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An intensive endgame at hand, Republican leaders abruptly postponed a vote Thursday night on legislation to avert a threatened gove...

Senate Leaders Trade Blame Amid Contentious Showdown

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate's Democratic and Republican leaders traded blame for the debt standoff Thursday, as the House prepared to vote on the GO...

Freshman Republican: Boehner's Plan Is Insufficient

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A freshman House Republican says he still can't vote for the deficit-reduction proposal pushed by Speaker John Boehner, although he...