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Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Measure Into Law

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday signed separate measures into law to lift the federal debt limit and restore benefit...

U.S. Government Getting A New Borrowing Cap

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is getting a new borrowing cap Friday, almost four months after Washington diffused October's government shutd...

House Republicans Divided In Debt Ceiling Deal, Concede Top Ideas

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap....

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Warily Eyes Another Debt Ceiling Showdown | 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...

Ted Cruz, John Boehner's Former Lawyer, Says He Doesn't 'Really Know John Boehner'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed several topics Thursday, including House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership and Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 c...

Here's What Obama Faces In 2014

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — The last vestiges of 2013's political wrangling officially behind him, President Barack Obama is setting his sights on the coming ye...

Sabrina Siddiqui

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

Obama Reacts To Shutdown Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised congressional leaders for reaching a deal to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling. "Once th...

Obama Speaks On Deal To Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is slated to speak Wednesday on the deal reached by congressional leaders to reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutd...

Obama Praises Senate Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is pleased with the deal on the government shutdown and debt ceiling...

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?

What if America Ends With a Whimper?

Ethan Casey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

As an American who's at least as provincial as I am liberal, I've found myself mischievously wondering of late: if the federal government shuts down and stays that way, so what?

3 Ways Regular Americans Will Be Hurt by a Debt Ceiling Default

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

Many Americans may be asking themselves: Why should I care about the debt ceiling, or the -- barring Congressional action -- coming default? Put simply, unlike corporate tax cuts, a debt ceiling default will have a trickle-down effect that will affect your wallet in one way or another.

Palin Accuses Obama Of 'Impeachable Offenses'

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Facebook on Monday to accuse President Barack Obama of toying wi...

Obama Meeting With Congressional Leaders Postponed As Senate Negotiates

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

BY JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a meeting between Obama and congressional leaders has been postpone...

Stocks Fall As Debt Default Looms

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell at the open on Monday as traders focused on events in Washington after weekend talks between Republicans...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Good morning everyone, and welcome back to your quickly typed liveblog of the Sunday morning political coprophage chat shows. My name is Jason, and I ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Rejects House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer | 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...

Ryan Grim

Democrats Are Winning -- Must Be Time To Cave | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Senate Democrats, the surest sign the party is on the brink of handing significant concessions to Republicans is that Democrats are ...

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).

Sabrina Siddiqui

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

A Crash Course in Debt Ceiling Consequences

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

Everything. What most people do not realize, including GOP Congressmen, is that the U.S. national debt is the world's money, and that money is the lubricant not just for our economy, but for the entire world.

Jason Linkins

Obama Said Some Pretty Dumb Things About The Debt Ceiling In 2006 | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Over at Slate, Matt Yglesias digs into the speech that then-Sen. Barack Obama gave back in 2006 to preface his "no" vote on raising the debt ceiling. ...

Obama 'Would Likely Sign' Short-Term Debt Limit Hike Proposed By House GOP

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans would vote to exten...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Eyes Next Debt Ceiling Move | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans appeared to be searching for a way out of the fiscal showdown Wednesday, as reports surfaced that leaders were talking...