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3 Keys to Building a Business While Getting Out of Debt

John Rampton | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Debt can certainly get in the way of your financial goals like investing in the market or starting your own business, there's no doubt about that. However, plenty of people have built businesses while simultaneously getting out of debt.

Boehner's Parting Gift: Two-Year Budget Deal Passes The House

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of negotiations between congressional leaders and the administration, the House passed a major budget deal Wednesday, effect...

The Budget Deal Raises Taxes On Rich People, Kind Of

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although outgoing House Speaker John Boehner may be reluctant to acknowledge it, the latest budget deal between Congress and the White H...

Boehner Defends His Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The presumed next speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), will get the "clean barn" that departing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) ...

House Conservatives Say It's Too Late To Stop A Debt Ceiling Deal

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives' most influential conservative group told Reuters on Monday it was too lat...

John Boehner and Paul Ryan's Clean Debt Limit Imperative: Raise and then Raze the Debt Ceiling (Part II)

Victor Williams | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Victor Williams

Paul Ryan is living large. John Boehner is ready to double-dip from the links. Too bad Uncle Sam is bust. Within days, our great nation will be unable to honor its Treasury bond obligations and without funds to issue payments for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans, national defense, federal courts, or any other federal programs.

Dems Beg, Plead To Avoid Debt Catastrophe In Days

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

EmbedContent(562a690de4b0443bb563ccba,,Embed,aolon,Some({})) WASHINGTON -- With just days before the United States hits the danger zone for defaulting...

Congress Begins Frightening Debt Default Debate With Enormous Consequences

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The battle over raising the nation’s debt ceiling that starts Wednesday in the House has the potential to do worldwide economic damage...

The Senate And The House Begin Their Debt Limit Dance

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just two weeks left before the U.S. runs out of borrowed money and is forced into a default, congressional leaders have yet to offe...

U.S. Will Hit Debt Limit No Later Than Nov. 3, Treasury Secretary Warns

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. government will hit a legal debt limit and be unable to borrow more money no later than Nov. 3, Treasury Secre...

Reid Responds To McConnell: The Debt Ceiling Is Non-Negotiable

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- In a direct rebuke to his Republican counterpart, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that raising the debt limit is ...

Obama On Budget Talks: 'We're Not Going To Negotiate' On Debt Limit

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday that he will not negotiate an increase in the debt ceiling as part of budget talks with Congress. "Wh...

Treasury Department Narrows National Default Date To Nov. 5

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department on Thursday narrowed the date of a potential national default to Nov. 5. Earlier estimates for when the nation w...

Boehner Vows To Leave Successor With Clean Slate

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled Tuesday that he will do his best to get major lingering pieces of legislation passed before...

Senate Takes A Step Toward Keeping The Government Open

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate took the first formal step toward averting a government shutdown Monday, advancing a bill that will keep the federal machine ...

GOP Tees Up 'Default Prevention' Bill In Case Congress Fails To Raise Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-backed bill that would ensure America's creditors get paid before its citizens do if the nation reaches its debt limit pass...

The Donald Again Sounds Like Mike Coffman

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Salzman

I know reporters don't have time to hook every national political development to our humble locale. But they should give it their best shot, because the stakes are so high.

A Debt Ceiling Showdown Between Republicans Comes Into Focus

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

At a certain point during the middle of the summer, Republican operatives began worrying that the party was flirting dangerously with self-immolation,...

Fall Crises Will Be 'Exciting,' Vacation-Bound Boehner Says

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a potential government shutdown, a contentious Iran deal, a debt-ceiling crisis and other problems looming in the fall, House Speak...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Stays On Course For Another Shutdown Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Coming back from its Independence Day vacation, Congress appeared no closer Tuesday to finding a way to avoid yet another government shu...

U.S. Debt Deadline Prompts Emergency Measures

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Adds background) WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Friday said it would start using emergency cash measures...

Who Owns American Debt?

Scott Baker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Scott Baker

The popular Netflix series, House of Cards, perpetuated the myth of a finite money supply with this weekend's release of Season 3. But if President Underwood really wanted to stimulate the economy, he'd have a plan in mind.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Increase Of The Nation's Debt Limit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate moved quickly Wednesday to boost the nation's debt limit, voting to extend the Treasury Department's borrowing authority into...

Ted Cruz To Force Senate Republicans To Vote Yes On Debt Ceiling Hike

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will seek out a 60-vote threshold on the Senate debt ceiling vote, his office confirmed to The Huffington Post on Tuesday. ...

Paul Ryan Votes Against Spending Needed For Own Budget

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, 28 House Republicans joined 193 of their Democratic colleagues in voting to raise the debt ceiling without attaching additional measures t...