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LIVE UPDATES: Debt Ceiling Deal Reached

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S...

Senate, House Race Against The Clock

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a last-minute stab at compromise, Republican congressional leaders and the White House made significant progress Saturday towar...

Sam Stein

Democrats Outline Path To Passage For Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a briefing with reporters late Friday afternoon, a group of top Democrats familiar with debt ceiling negotiations laid out the increa...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Look To Negotiate With McConnell If Boehner Bill Fails [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are expected to quickly kill House Speaker John Boehner's debt ceiling proposal if it passes the House on Thursday even...

John Boehner: 'There Is No Deal' On Debt Ceiling, Democrats Have 'Done Nothing'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that the House has "done its job" toward resolving the impasse over raisin...

Sam Stein

Obama Gives Lawmakers 24-36 Hours: 'It's Decision Time'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave lawmakers 24 to 36 hours to finalize the path forward for raising the debt ceiling during the latest high-st...

Mitch McConnell Accuses Democrats Of 'Deliberate Deception'

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ratcheting up the partisan rhetoric, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that the burden for raising the nation's debt limit re...

Sam Stein

Steny Hoyer Warns GOP: Don't Expect A Single Vote Without Revenues

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic House leader in charge of counting votes on legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling warned on Monday that he could...

Obama Holds Debt Ceiling Press Conference

AP | BEN FELLER and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on Monday emerged still deeply divided over how to slash the nation's debt, with r...

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 ma...

House Vote On Debt Limit Sets Stage For Fight Over Budget Cuts

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans dealt defeat to their own proposal for a $2.4 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit Tuesday, a political g...

Default On Debt Could Be Doomsday Scenario For Economy

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 06.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States has never defaulted on its debt and Democrats and Republicans say they don't want it to happen now. But with partisan ...