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Boehner Says He Can't See A Clean Debt Ceiling Deal Passing

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Tuesday that it would be difficult for his chamber to move a clean bill to raise th...

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.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Republicans May Control Fate Of Debt Ceiling | 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 | 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...

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...

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 Rejects Republican Proposal

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama rejected a Republican proposal for a short-term debt limit hike, the New York Times reports. However, Republicans immediatel...

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...

Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Game Plan For The Debt Limit | Sam Stein | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three senior Obama administration officials have made it abundantly clear that the president has no interest in budging from his positio...

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 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...

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's 'Permission Structure' May Be Last Shot For Big Deal

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

When legislation that would have extended criminal background check requirements for gun buyers failed in the Senate two weeks ago, opinion makers beg...

Jason Linkins

Debt Ceiling 'Suspension': All You Need To Know About This New Whack-A-Doodle Idea | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives on Wednesday will take up the matter of What To Do About The Debt Ceiling, trying once again to resolve a crisis-inducing...

WATCH: Professor Argues 'We Are A Nation Of Deadbeats'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

President Barack Obama insisted on Monday that the United States "is not a deadbeat nation." But one history professor says not so fast. Scott Reyn...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Paul Ryan Says Republicans Should Keep Expectations In Check On Debt Ceiling | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday said Republicans are weighing the option of a short-term debt limit extension, but that House...

Murkowski: Debt Ceiling Shouldn't Be Leverage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) became the first Republican senator to come out against using the debt ceiling as leverage for spending cuts, contradic...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama: 'We Are Not A Deadbeat Nation' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama issued a strong warning to Republicans on Monday that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling or allow Republ...

How Obama Can Wield The Big Stick

Slate | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

With the fiscal cliff behind us, we now must look forward to yet another budgetary battle—over the debt ceiling, in a repeat of summer 2011....

White House, GOP Readying For Next Fight

Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

By ANNE FLAHERTY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Struggling for the upper hand in the next round of debt talks, Republicans and Democrats this...

Can the President Raise the Debt Limit?

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

I am sure we have all had it up to here with breathless reporting about the fiscal cliff. But within a month or two after the December 31, 2012 deadline for resolving the cliff, there looms another, more serious economic issue: extending the debt limit.

Treasury Endorses Crucial New Power For Obama

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury said on Wednesday it wants Congress to adopt rules that would allow President Barack Obama to veto a...

Bill Clinton: 'I Was Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton backed off a claim he made in his new book, Back To Work, to an audience at the New York Historical Society Tuesday. ...