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Senate Debt Ceiling

John McCain Takes Another Shot At Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

It's no secret that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) isn't the biggest fan of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), whom he's called a "wacko bird" and "crazy." And in t...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Increase Of The Nation's Debt Limit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate moved quickly Wednesday to boost the nation's debt limit, voting to extend the Treasury Department's borrowing authority into...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Votes To End Funding, Debt Standoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government shutdown is dead. Obamacare is alive. The Senate voted 81 to 18 Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and r...

Emerging Senate Deal Could End Shutdown

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an econo...

Michael McAuliff

A Deal Takes Shape As Republican Laments '2 Months Blown'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Whatever deal emerges from overnight negotiations in the Senate, Republican lawmakers said they weren't sure it could pass quickly enoug...

Senate Seeks Debt Ceiling Deal As Default Looms

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

* Senate's top Democrat and top Republican express optimism * Discussing raising debt ceiling through mid-Feb - source ...

Senate Rejects Democratic Plan To Extend Debt Ceiling Through Next Year

Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

The Senate has rejected a Democratic plan to extend the debt ceiling through next year, the AP and Politico report. Senators met in a rare Saturday...

Michael McAuliff

New Senate Gang Crafting Deal To End Fiscal Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 1:34 p.m. -- The Senate failed to move ahead on its debt bill Saturday, and Democratic leaders also declined to take up the work of Manchin, C...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Republicans Flirt With Default

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget the warnings of economists and the treasury secretary that a default of United States debt would be catastrophic. Senior Senate R...

GOP Senators Float Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

The United States government is expected to hit the debt ceiling in less than two weeks, and Senate Democrats have said they're ready to raise it with...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Clears Way For Debt Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Thursday to let the president raise the nation's debt limit by about $1.2 trillion, voting down a measure that would ha...

GOP Senator: 'I'm Embarrassed By All Of Us... I've Never Seen A Worse Congress'

Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) talked to people in Saco, Maine about the debt ceiling negotiations Wednesday, and lamented the extreme partisanship that...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid's Debt Ceiling Bill Puts His Cards On The Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled a new debt ceiling bill Friday night that strongly resembles a plan first suggested ...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Sen. Bob Corker Disses Boehner, Praises Reid On Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) sounded Wednesday like he prefers the looks of the Democratic budget-cutting plan better than Ho...

Al Franken Blasts Republicans Over Debt Ceiling Talks

Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

On July 7, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) took to the Senate floor to remind his colleagues and the public what is at stake in the debt ceiling fight, and ...

John Boehner: 'There Is No Deal' On Debt Ceiling, Democrats Have 'Done Nothing'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that the House has "done its job" toward resolving the impasse over raisin...