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Debt Limit Deal

Here's The Full Text Of The Senate CR Debt Ceiling Deal

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Senate leaders unveiled a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and avoid a potential debt default. Below, the full text of the deal: Senate C...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Deal Reached, As Boehner Concedes Defeat | 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...

Senate Announces Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Wednesday that he and his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell (Ky.) have reached a deal to end...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Prepared To Move Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is ready to take up the Senate deal to end the fiscal standoff, with less than a day before a potent...

GOP Senator: Bipartisan Deal In Hand To Reopen Government, Avoid Default

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the gove...

Stocks Rise On Debt Deal Hopes

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks surged on Wednesday on optimism that lawmakers, with time running out, would agree on a deal to prevent a U.S. debt defaul...

Bill Clinton: 'I Was Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton backed off a claim he made in his new book, Back To Work, to an audience at the New York Historical Society Tuesday. ...

What Dr. King's Speech Might Have Sounded Like Today

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of American's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of jobs and equality.

Obama: It Became Necessary to Destroy the Economy to Save It

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The bottom line for Liberals: we're on our own. It's naïve to expect help from President Obama. The economy will continue to spiral downward and Liberals will have to figure out how to save it.

Stephen Colbert Says 'Our Politicians Are Acting Like Children!'... And He's Right on the Mark.

Judith Barr | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Judith Barr

Stephen Colbert says 'our politicians are acting like children.' They don't only act... they think, feel, and are children inside themselves. We've...

Behind-The-Scenes Photos From The White House Debt Negotiations

Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama brought an end to the heated debt ceiling debate Tuesday, signing a bill -- passed easily by the Senate earlier in the day -- t...

Is A Double-Dip Recession Right Around The Corner?

Slate | Annie Lowrey | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business

What does the last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling do to aid the flagging, faltering economy? Nothing. The economy is in appalling shape. Las...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: The New Debt Ceiling Deal Media Narrative In Two Minutes | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media

As noted here earlier, the debt deal that's in the offing is said to be a Great and Virtuous Thing not because it results in any tangible benefit for ...

Howard Fineman

Beyond A Fair And Balanced Deal | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By the traditional standards of Washington, the debt ceiling deal is a serviceable one. It ended a series of long nights and anguished s...

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...

Jason Linkins

Media Proclaims Debt Deal To Be Good And Virtuous Because No One Is Happy About It | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media

Do you remember a more innocent time in your life where you thought the purpose of legislating was to ensure positive-sum outcomes for ordinary Americans? Those were great times!

In Wake Of 'Three-Ring Circus,' Obama Adviser Offer Positive Take On Debt Deal

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top adviser to President Barack Obama said Monday the new deal to avoid a government default lifts a big cloud over the economy, even ...

Smirks, Shrugs, And Shaking Heads

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

The wrangling over the debt ceiling has left Congress bitterly divided, but it fostered some common ground among Americans elsewhere – notably c...

Debt Ceiling Deal Could Mean Problems For States

AP | SUSAN HAIGH and DINESH RAMDE | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — The cost of the compromise needed to raise the federal debt ceiling likely will inflict more fiscal pain on states still strug...

Elise Foley

Harry Reid: Cut, Cap And Balance 'Some Of The Worst Legislation In The History Of This Country' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Thursday the Cut, Cap and Balance bill passed by the House Tuesday is "some of the w...

Elise Foley

Jim DeMint Calls Treasury Secretary 'Irresponsible' On Debt Talk (VIDEO) | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Senator and Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has been "irrespon...

Negotiators Set Deadline For Debt Limit Deal

Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON - A group of top lawmakers on Wednesday set an ambitious July 1 goal to reach a broad debt-reduct...

All Eyes On 'Gang Of Six' As Deficit Deal Negotiations Continue

Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They have met in almost total secrecy for months, holed up in an office on Capitol Hill: three Republican and three Democratic senat...