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The Biggest Victim of the Debt Ceiling Deal: Your Retirement Savings

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

On Wednesday, all Congress did was flip over the hourglass on a game of chicken that cost our economy $24 billion and left America's future up in the air -- and, by doing so, may cause some of our hard-earned retirement savings to disappear into it.

Tea Party Issues Misguided 'Baloney' Claim

The Washington Post | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

“It is pure baloney to say we have to pay the bills for things Congress has already approved. We are drawing the line on future spending, not the de...

Dick Durbin: GOP Candidates 'Bow And Genuflect' To Tea Party

Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

GOP candidates "bow and genuflect" to the Tea Party, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "As I listen to the Repub...

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...

How the GOP Framed the Debt Ceiling Debate

Nancy Cronk | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Nancy Cronk

How did the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party manage to convince so many Americans that the debt ceiling should not be raised? Voting to increase...

Obama Adviser Points Fingers At Tea Party

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A top White House adviser is blaming the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on Tea Party Republicans, whom he says were unwilling to c...

Writing the Tea Party Epitaph Is Not Just Premature but Absurd

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The seeds of the tea party Congressional budget hijack were planted the instant President Obama took the oath of office.

Is Compassionate Conservatism Dead?

Time Magazine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the debt-ceiling debate, young voters might find it hard to believe that just ten years ago, "compassionate conservative" was a mantle ...

Debt Ceiling Agreement: No Cause for Celebration

Bill George | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Bill George

This week's agreement to increase the U.S. debt ceiling is no cause for celebration. The political landscape is covered with the blood of all the politicians who were losers in this "no win" battle.

White House: Calling Tea Partiers 'Terrorists' Is 'Product Of An Emotional Discussion'

Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

The White House said on Tuesday that the use of the word “terrorists” to describe Tea Party Republicans is inappropriate and the “product of an ...

Jon Ward

Despite Pulling Debt Ceiling Debate Rightward, Tea Party Activists Slam House-Passed Deal | Jon Ward | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Republican Lindsey Graham's position on the debt ceiling deal Monday made one thing very plain: the senior senator from South Carolina ...

Tea Party May Face Make Or Break Moment In Contentious Standoff

Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

The partisan standoff over raising the federal debt ceiling could do more than destroy the nation's credit rating and economic health. It could make o...

Obama: Republicans Wasted 'Precious Days' On Boehner Debt Ceiling Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Claiming that the two parties aren't that far apart, President Barack Obama is urging Democratic and Republican...

Despite Criticism, Tea Party Finds Moment Of Triumph In Contentious Debate

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - They have been accused of holding Washington hostage by pushing the United States to the brink of a damaging debt de...

Allen West Blasts Tea Party 'Schizophrenia'

Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

Tea Party leaders announced Thursday that they will mount primary challenges against four freshmen Republicans who have declared their support for Joh...

Sam Stein

John Boehner Yanks Debt Ceiling Bill, House Vote Postponed | Sam Stein | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House GOP leadership announced abruptly on Thursday evening that they were suspending a vote on Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) debt cei...

Sharron Angle Lashes Out At John McCain

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Nevada Republican Sharron Angle, who made an unsuccessful run to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the 2010 election season, lashed out at S...

The Debt Crisis And Our National Character

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

A budget is indeed a moral document, reflecting the character of a nation. All of our character qualities are being tested right now. All are pivotal.

Boehner Debt Ceiling Bill Faces House Vote

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican leaders pleaded with their recalcitrant rank and file Thursday to back a plan to stave off an unprecedented govern...

Elise Foley

Tea Partiers To Republicans: 'Hold The Line' Against Debt Ceiling Deal | Elise Foley | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of tense negotiations over the nation's debt ceiling, an all-star cast of Republican lawmakers addressed a Tea Party rally ...

McCain: Tea Party-Backed Lawmakers Making 'Foolish' Demands

Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

Speaking on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had some harsh words for lawmakers on Capitol Hill insisting their demands be me...

Debt Talks: As Positions Change By The Moment, Even Lobbyists Struggle To Keep Up

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

In one television commercial that began airing last week, a woman talks up the benefits of “Spenditol,” Washington’s miracle drug to fix all pro...

Lesson From the Debt Ceiling Negotiations: The GOP Is Now Run by Far Right Ideologues

Mitchell Bard | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Opposing raising the debt ceiling is essentially an announcement to the world the United States will not stand by its commitments. No American should want to be part of such a statement.

Grover Norquist: Debt Default 'Experiment' Would Be 'Unhelpful'

National Memo | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

Norquist went on to say that “a ‘shutdown’ or ‘default’ or ‘wobbly walk around the rim of default’ would be, as my mother would say, ‘...

Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Tea Party's 'Cut, Cap And Balance' Fiscal Plan | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans easily passed their "Cut, Cap and Balance" fiscal plan on Tuesday, a proposal that boosts their standing among Tea Par...