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Deficit Ceiling

Obama, GOP Brace For Next Fight

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Severe spending cuts now the law of the land, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpa...

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...

No Clear Path For Obama To Act Alone Over Looming Issue

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

By Jessica Dye and Rachelle Younglai NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The White House would be taking a risk if it tries to mak...

Debt Ceiling Politics: 'Few Exercises Produce As Much Cynical And Overtly Partisan Behavior'

wsj.com | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

Iowa has two Senators, one a Republican (Charles Grassley), the other a Democrat (Tom Harkin). Each has voted seven times since 2002 on a bill to r...

Politics, Ideology Overshadow Debt Limit Talks

Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - In the looming fight over raising the debt limit, Washington will have its eye on two deadlines: July 2011 and November 2012. The first...