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John Boehner Debt Ceiling

Dumb and Dumber Debating -- Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Republicans have succeeded in crippling much of government with their no tax raise mantra. This budget compromise will help current programs. But it doesn't cure the revenue problem.

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

Victor Williams | Posted 10.26.2015 | 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.

Debt-Default Crisis 2015: Raise, and Then Raze, the Debt Ceiling (Part 1)

Victor Williams | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Victor Williams

At the stroke of midnight, March 16, 2015, the debt ceiling was again breached. The Treasury Department has begun "extraordinary measures" to forestall the certain default. Jack Lew must rob Peter to pay Paul.

"President" Boehner Calls Shots on Debt & Immigration as Erickson/Alter Clash & Concur

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Erick and Jonathan butt heads on the issues of the Debt Ceiling and Immigration. "No path to citizenship -- no GOP path to the White House." But the two then find consensus on NFL gay play, ex-felons voting, blaming Hillary for Bill.

Jason Linkins

Want To Prevent More Debt Ceiling Fiascoes? Dick Gephardt To The Rescue!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives did something that -- in the past -- wouldn't have garnered much attention: They passed a clean bill authoriz...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Passes Debt Ceiling Hike After GOP Capitulates

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives approved a rise in the nation's debt limit Tuesday, setting up passage of a bill in the Senate that would ...

Luke Johnson

John Boehner To Push For Clean Debt-Ceiling Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders decided Tuesday that the United States must pay its bills and raise its debt limit with no strings attached, but wil...

Luke Johnson

Here Is The New Deadline For The Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department does not have confidence that it will be able to pay the nation's bills after Feb. 27 without an increase in the...

Bachmann: This Is Not 'The Time To Fight' The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

As the House GOP stands divided on how to reach a debt ceiling deal, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) looks to be among the Republicans against picking...

Sam Stein

With Deadline Approaching, Boehner And Pelosi Still Haven't Talked About The Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders abandoned plans Wednesday morning to tie either of their preferred policy demands to a hike of the nation's deb...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Republicans May Control Fate Of Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The focus of the forthcoming debt ceiling standoff is squarely on House Republican leadership, which is still deciding what type of legi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Warily Eyes Another Debt Ceiling Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- House Republicans on Friday began flirting more seriously with the idea of spurring another showdown over the nation's debt limit wh...

Boehner: U.S. 'Shouldn't Even Get Close To' Debt Limit

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said the United States should avoid a major fight over raising the federa...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama: GOP Would Be 'Crazy' To Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama warned Republicans Friday not to pursue another debt ceiling showdown, standing by his position that he won't neg...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Prepared To Move Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is ready to take up the Senate deal to end the fiscal standoff, with less than a day before a potent...

When Chicken Little Comes Home to Roost: Why Many Americans Aren't Concerned About a National Debt Default

Adam Levin | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

Between this budget showdown and that sequester, the last debt ceiling fight and the more recent government shutdown, the majority of Americans found themselves, at best, inconvenienced. Why, they must be thinking, is this any different? What's the big deal?

How Corporate America Can Stop a Federal Default: Give Boehner a Multi-Million Dollar Lobbying Job

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

For once the interests of the 1 percent and the 99 percent are aligned around stopping a default on the corporate debt which would both decimate corporate profits and throw millions of ordinary Americans out of work.

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Rejects House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans said Saturday that the White House has rejected their offer to temporarily increase the debt ceiling and open the gove...

A Trio of Fools: Boehner, al-Maliki and Karzai

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

There are many unkind things one can say about John Boehner, all of them true, but there must be a limit. It is unfair to compare him to Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq or Hamid Kharzai of Afghanistan. Not that the comparison is not almost irresistibly tempting.

Bipartisan Debt Ceiling Plan: Get China Wasted, Pretend It Owes Us Money

Spencer Green | Posted 12.11.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It was between this plan and all Americans simultaneously sticking their fingers in their ears and saying 'La la la la la,' for the next six months," says Senator Mike Oliosophee (R).

Inside John Boehner

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

As the Republican shutdown of the federal government moves into its second week, it's widely believed House Speaker John Boehner could end the impasse by permitting the continuing budget resolution and debt limit increase to be voted upon. Why won't he?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Shutdown 'Potentially Fatal' To House Republicans Fails To Budge Obamacare Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have tasked House Republicans with crafting a debt ceiling offer that will once again test divisions within t...

The Shutdown Just Got Real: Diddy's Weighing In

Posted 10.15.2013 | Black Voices

As the government shutdown continues to leave the nation’s budget in gridlock, many public figures including, Sean “Diddy” Combs, are commenting...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Offer Short-Term Debt-Limit Deal, Keep Government Closed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican House leaders Thursday offered the president and Senate far less than they want in the ongoing financial standoff, presenting...

Boehner To Ask House GOP For Short-Term Debt Ceiling Increase

Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will ask House Republicans for a short-term debt ceiling increase, the AP reports. Reports first surfaced Wedne...