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Debt Limit Increase

Sabrina Siddiqui

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

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner Not Going To Get His Way With Debt Ceiling Fight, Senior Administration Officials Say | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senior administration officials said Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) isn't going to win if he keeps up a fight about ty...

Do Or Die Time On Debt Ceiling Talks

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan and Alister Bull WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers working to rein in the country's rising debt said on Monday they will have to make s...

Obama: Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised To Prevent New Financial Crisis

Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday there could be another global financial crisis if Congress failed to raise the national debt ceiling. But ...

Elise Foley

Economist: 'Moody's Is Right To Be Worried' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic economist Alice Rivlin said Sunday the debt ceiling increase should be paired with a long-term plan for dealing with the defi...

Debt-Limit Chicken

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Even though the possibility of a federal government default is an issue with potentially catastrophic consequences, GOP leaders in the House and the Senate seem to be playing politics with the debt ceiling.

David Leonhardt: A Mission Not Yet Accomplished

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

It’s obviously been a good week for the Obama administration. But it comes at a dangerous time, for both the administration and the economy. The exc...

Treasury: Debt Limit Needs To Be Raised By $2 Trillion

Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai) - The Treasury has told lawmakers a roughly $2 trillion rise in the legal limit on federal debt would...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Most Americans Oppose Increasing The Debt Limit | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll released on Wednesday found that most Americans oppose an increase in the debt ceiling, but at the same time support few potential cuts in ...