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Debt Debate

Paul Blumenthal

Fix The Debt Campaign Caused Split With Think Tank | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Late in 2012, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), the leading organization promoting a grand budget bargain that incl...

Economc Turmoil Could Spell Trouble for Innovation

Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

While the stock market has plummeted on concerns about the near-term strength of the American economy, the larger issue could be that the long-term pr...

Billionaire Downplays Downgrade Threat To Markets

Posted 09.30.2011 | Business

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A downgrade of sovereign debt would not necessarily have a big impact on financial markets, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross sa...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Debt Bill Poised To Take U.S. To Edge Of Default | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats think they see a path to raising the nation's debt ceiling, but it will literally take the country down to the wire -- ...

Capitol Phone Lines Jam... Again

Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

Phone lines in the Capitol jammed once again just days after a similar technical situation unfolded earlier this week. HuffPost's Ryan Grim report...

Sam Stein

Boehner Hasn't Reached Out To Pelosi, Hoyer On Debt Vote | Sam Stein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With House Republican leadership scrambling for votes to save a now stalled debt-ceiling bill, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has n...

Veterans Fear Losing Benefits If Debt Crisis Isn't Resolved

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact

Though President Obama met with veterans on Tuesday to discuss the fate of their benefits, they didn’t walk away with any clear answers, ABC reports...

Tyler Kingkade

Obama Addresses College Students' Debt Debate Concerns | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of tense negotiations to raise the debt ceiling, President Obama participated in a conference call with a group of college ...

Wall Street Futures, U.S. Dollar Drop With No Debt Deal In Place

Posted 09.23.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (David Gaffen) - Wall Street futures fell, the dollar dropped and gold rallied as Washington appeared no closer on Sunday to raising the...

Debt Debate -- Politicians Shirk the Responsibilities of the Job

Daniel Dicker | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Daniel Dicker

With my retirement account and my clients' at such grave risk, I am wondering when the responsibility of the job of being a Congressman will trump the rhetoric and jousting for political advantage.

Sam Stein

Ted Strickland: Dems' Concessions On Debt Debate Are 'Very Troubling' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A resolution to raise the nation's debt ceiling may remain far off. But the long-term framing of the debate over spending and debt is be...

Sam Stein

Wall Street Warns Congress: The Economy Post-Default Is A Man Post-'Suicide' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

UPDATE -- 5:50 p.m.: By the end of Wednesday, the market seemed fully aware of the debt ceiling debate. U.S. stock-index futures fell after Moody's In...