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Debt Limit 2013

Enough Is Enough: Congress Must Pay Its Bills

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

How much more pain and uncertainty do Americans have to endure before Congress decides that it should pay the bills it has racked up? Businesses and families must always pay their bills and so must Congress.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Deal Reached, As Boehner Concedes Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders unveiled a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and avoid a potential debt default that does virtually nothing to Obam...

Shutdown Talks Continue As Default Looms

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

The government is still shut down, and lawmakers are working toward a last-minute deal to avert a federal default. According to the AP, many lawmak...

Sam Stein

Details Of New House Shutdown Bill Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

In a closed-door meeting on Tuesday morning, House Republican leadership decided to put out its own debt limit and government funding bill, rather tha...

Senate Rejects Democratic Plan To Extend Debt Ceiling Through Next Year

Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

The Senate has rejected a Democratic plan to extend the debt ceiling through next year, the AP and Politico report. Senators met in a rare Saturday...

GOP Reportedly Offers Debt Limit Hike, End To Shutdown In Package With Spending Cuts

Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

House Republicans have offered an increase in the debt limit and an end to the government shutdown in a package with spending cuts, the AP reports. ...

Obama Rejects Republican Proposal

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama rejected a Republican proposal for a short-term debt limit hike, the New York Times reports. However, Republicans immediatel...

Boehner To Ask House GOP For Short-Term Debt Ceiling Increase

Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will ask House Republicans for a short-term debt ceiling increase, the AP reports. Reports first surfaced Wedne...

Bachmann Makes Curious Claim About GOP

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said House Republicans are "completely unified." During an appearance on CNN's "New Day," Bachmann addressed questi...

Howard Fineman

Crack Appears In Conservative Front Against Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A crack appeared Wednesday morning in the conservatives' united front against President Barack Obama in the budget-and-borrowing crisis ...

Shutdown Battle Goes On

Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are increasing the pressure on each other t...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner: Obama Wants 'Unconditional Surrender'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two hours after President Barack Obama turned up political pressure on Republicans to reopen the government and raise the debt...

FLASHBACK: The Last Time We Breached The Debt Limit

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

Here’s a little historical perspective on today’s political battles: The last time the nation breached the debt limit, it was a small accident and...

Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Game Plan For The Debt Limit

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three senior Obama administration officials have made it abundantly clear that the president has no interest in budging from his positio...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Approves Vital Measure On Debt Limit, Next Stop: Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to pass a short-term suspension of the debt limit, warding off another showdown over raising the nation's...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling, Takes Its Pay Hostage Instead

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

House Trying To Diffuse Debt Ceiling Bomb

Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — With tacit support from President Barack Obama, House Republicans are moving to try to defuse...

GOP-Leaning Group 'Will Not Oppose' House GOP Proposal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

The Club For Growth announced Tuesday that it would not oppose the Republican House GOP plan to temporarily extend the debt limit until May. "The C...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Cantor Makes Debt Ceiling Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- House Republicans will vote next week on a three-month extension of the debt limit, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Frid...

Luke Johnson

Top Senate Republican: 'We Will Raise The Debt Ceiling'

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Thursday that Congress will raise the debt ceiling, making him the latest in a series of...