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Gop Debt Ceiling Vote

How John Boehner Got The Votes For The Debt Ceiling Deal

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaker John Boehner was desperate in his search for votes from his party to prevent a first-ever government default. But despite what a...

America: Banged

Steven Weber | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

In an orgiastic display of greed and gall, the Republicans have chosen to bring the temple down on their own heads to prove their potency rather than participate in democracy.

The Debt Ceiling: A Primer for College Students

NextGen Journal | Posted 09.12.2011 | College
NextGen Journal

With debt ceiling negotiations nearing their apex and nothing less than the world economy at stake, this is the most important debate this country has seen in a long time.

Impasse on Debt Ceiling: Bluff Or Belief?

Bill Donius | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
Bill Donius

If politics are about the art of the possible, both sides need to come together to finish the painting. The time for bluffing is over, this is the time for a resolution.

Patriots Don't Let Their Nation Default

Rep. Gary Ackerman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Rep. Gary Ackerman

Congress has never failed to increase the debt limit when necessary. Why? Because the consequences are too severe to contemplate.

House Votes Against Raising Debt Ceiling

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...

Lobbying Push Targets New House GOP Lawmakers On Debt Ceiling Vote

Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They have been in Washington barely four months but the 85 first-term Republicans in the House of Representatives have foun...

Debt Ceiling Debate Poses Conundrum For Freshman GOP Lawmakers

The Washington Post | Philip Rucker | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

They ran against debt. They swore and swore again that they'd cut up the nation's credit card. But now the 87 freshmen House Republicans are facing i...