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Debt Talks

Jennifer Bendery

McConnell Offers Debt Ceiling Out, But Obama Keeps Focus On Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There were no real signs of progress in Tuesday's White House debt talks. But the meeting did shed light on two evolving dynamics taking...

Treasury Officials Weighing Options To Avoid Default

Reuters | Richard Cowan, Rachelle Younglai, Tim Reid and Caren Bohan | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

By Richard Cowan, Rachelle Younglai, Tim Reid and Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small team of U.S. Treasury officials is discussing opti...

Obama Offers Social Security Cuts In Debt Negotiations

The Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

President Obama is pressing congressional leaders to consider a far-reaching debt-reduction plan that would force Democrats to accept major changes to...

Elise Foley

Sessions Warns Of Crisis If Debt Deal Fails

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House or Senate might reject a final proposal for raising the debt ceiling if the plan does not make sufficient cuts, Sen. Jeff Sess...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Suggest GOP's Budget Stand Is Nutty And Dangerous

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats think they have a winning strategy in the deadlocked debt debate: casting Republicans as single-minded lunatics who will prote...

Elise Foley

'Slash And Burn': Chuck Schumer Accuses Republicans Of Sabotaging The Economy To Hurt Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may be slowing the recovery on purpose to hurt President Obama's reelection chances in 2012, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer s...

A Debt Ceiling Deal Is Only The Beginning

National Journal | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

A debt-ceiling deal would be the start, not the end, of an uphill climb to control federal entitlement spending....

Budget Gimmicks Threaten To Undermine Debt Talks

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Negotiators seeking to carve trillions of dollars from the deficit are facing temptation to use iffy assumptions and outright gimmi...

Debt Talks Make Way For Tough Trade-Offs

Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON -- Negotiators trying to tame the United States' spiraling debt said on Thursday that they had tentatively agreed o...

Eric Cantor 'Cautiously Optimistic' Debt Talks Will Produce Agreement

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A key GOP negotiator in talks on lifting the government's borrowing cap said Tuesday that it may take more than a decade to accumul...