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Debt Debate

Paul Blumenthal

Fix The Debt Campaign Caused Split With Think Tank

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 said. ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Debt Bill Poised To Take U.S. To Edge Of Default

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Tyler Kingkade

Obama Addresses College Students' Debt Debate Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...