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Republican Crazy Talk About the Debt Ceiling

Robert Reich | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

If we get to October 17 and the Republicans are still holding the nation hostage, the president has only one option.

Obama Holding News Conference Amid Shutdown Fight

Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will hold a news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET. According to the White House, Obama will make a statement and take questi...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat: I'm Still Hopeful Obama Could Use 14th Amendment To Raise Debt Ceiling | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has a hard deadline of Oct. 17 to raise the debt ceiling, and some House Democrats are still holding out for President Barack O...

Obama Expects Debt Ceiling Will Be Raised By Congress

AP | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he doesn't expect Congress to breach the deadline to increase the nation's borrowing limit. He says...

Jason Linkins

Oh Hey, Yeah, No One Really Understands How We're Going To Avoid A Debt Ceiling Crisis, Sorry Y'all | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Debt ceiling strategy! Everyone knows we need one, in order to prevent a huge, global economy-crippling default crisis. But no one seems to know, righ...

Obama Says No Social Security Checks If Debt Ceiling Reached

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that while it's bad members of Congress have allowed a government shutdown, it would be worse if th...

7 Ceilings That Aren't Nearly As Terrifying As The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

Sure, the government shutdown is a total political calamity. However, a more grievous threat hangs over the economy. There's a chance that Congress wo...

Obama To Deliver Statement

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a statement at 3:30 Friday in the Brady Press Briefing Room. Obama's statement comes after the Senate passed a...

The Fight For Obama's Presidency

New York Magazine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

The debt-ceiling showdown has snuck up quietly on Washington and is barely registering in the broader economy. ...

Jason Linkins

The Only Way To Show Leadership In A Debt Ceiling Crisis Is To Refuse To Negotiate On The Debt Ceiling | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

The thing about the debt ceiling is that it's not in any way, shape, or form a "partisan" issue. There's no "position" to take on it. It is not a libe...

Obama Speaking As Showdown Looms

Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Locked in a tug of war with lawmakers over spending and borrowing, President Barack Obama is ...

Jason Linkins

What Do Republican Voters Want On The Debt Ceiling? Apocalypse Now! | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Perhaps the scariest thing we have going on in this American life is how the issue of "raising the debt ceiling" -- which must be done from time to ti...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Accuses Republicans Of Extortion Over Raising The Debt Ceiling | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama accused Republicans of extortion on Wednesday for planning to tie a vote to raise the debt ceiling to an effort t...

Obama Calls On CEOs To Help Ease Fight With GOP

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, facing a budget showdown with Congress, called on some of the nation's...

Obama Warning Against Shutdown

Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, facing a budget showdown with Congress, is pushing his economic agenda...

Obama Vows No Debt Ceiling Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama won't negotiate with congressional Republicans over the U.S. government's borrowing limit, he said in an intervie...

Why Obama Should Let the Government Shut Down

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

It is imperative, therefore, for the president to put an end to this, and the only way to really do that is by calling the opposition's bluff. There are several reasons why a government shutdown would actually work in Obama's favor.

Sam Stein

Another Fight Over The Debt Ceiling May Be Coming | Sam Stein | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seemingly conceding that shutting down the government in order to defund the president's health care law would be a dangerous political ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Rep Argues For Default On Debt | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress braces for another debt-ceiling fight, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) told constituents the nation's credit rating would actually be...

Obama, Congress Get Warning About Possible Shutdown

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — The nation's governors have a warning for President Barack Obama and Congress: A fiscal standoff in Washington this fall could be ca...

Sam Stein

Obama Says Gridlock Is Getting Worse, Urges Congressional Action On Economic Agenda | Sam Stein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Against the backdrop of a stable but still lethargic economy, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Congress to end what he deemed w...

Boehner Makes Debt-Ceiling Threat

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that he would negotiate a debt-ceiling increase with spending cuts, potentially setting up another f...

Reaching the Right Balance

JoAnna Kroeker | Posted 05.22.2013 | Teen
JoAnna Kroeker

Until leading politicians reach the right balance of tax increases and spending cuts, any chance of long-term sustainability and returning to a Standard and Poor's AAA sovereign credit rating is slim.

McConnell: We'll Drag Obama 'Kicking And Screaming' To Table

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell foreshadowed a new fight over the nation's borrowing limit this summer, saying Tuesday that the o...

Bill Clinton: Austerity Can't Solve Debt Problem

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

With automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin March 1, former President Bill Clinton urged Congress today to seek alternative options to solve the d...