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White House Debt Ceiling

Sabrina Siddiqui

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

This Crisis Is Not About Obamacare

Matthew Tolliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Tolliver

Obamacare may limit individual liberty, or it could catalyze a dynamic labor market unencumbered by employee dependence on employer-based insurance. We'll see reality play out in the years to come. That debate is not, however, germane to today's stalemate.

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...

Sam Stein

Obama Would Not Stop House GOP's Short-Term Debt Ceiling Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama would not block the three- or four-month extension of the debt ceiling proposed by House Republicans last week if the bi...

Sam Stein

White House Gets Debt Ceiling Victory As Government Shutdown Threat Lessens

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House appears to have achieved one of its primary goals following the debt ceiling deal, with congressional Republicans showin...

States Preparing For Fallout If Debt Ceiling Deal Isn't Reached

AP | By MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- As gridlocked Washington edges toward default, states staggering out of the last recession are preparing for the worst: The federal pig...

White House: Debt Ceiling Deal With Republicans Not Yet Final

AP | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top White House official says "we don't have a deal" between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress to avoid a crippling d...

Debt Ceiling Deal Comes Down To A 'Gang Of Four'

AP | DONNA CASSATA and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For all the debt deal dynamics in Washington, a final agreement really comes down to a gang of four. It's this quartet – Sp...

Obama Takes His Case To The American People At Town Hall

AP | By MARK S. SMITH | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Less than two weeks away from the deadline for an unprecedented government default, President Barack Obama sought Friday to press...

House Republican Freshmen Caught Between Rock And A Hard Place

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republican freshmen are caught between rock-solid fiscal conservatism and a political hard place. The class of 2010 that lift...

White House Still Pushing For 'Big' Debt Ceiling Deal

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The next step in the weeks-long saga over how to increase the government's borrowing cap is to let House tea party forces try it th...

Sam Stein

Obama Gives Lawmakers 24-36 Hours: 'It's Decision Time'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave lawmakers 24 to 36 hours to finalize the path forward for raising the debt ceiling during the latest high-st...

Boehner: Negotiating With White House 'Like Dealing With Jell-O'

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that no one wants to see the nation go into government default as the White House and law...

Sam Stein

Steny Hoyer Warns GOP: Don't Expect A Single Vote Without Revenues

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic House leader in charge of counting votes on legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling warned on Monday that he could...

Obama Holds Debt Ceiling Press Conference

AP | BEN FELLER and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders on Monday emerged still deeply divided over how to slash the nation's debt, with r...

John Boehner Backs Obama's Call For Far-Reaching Debt Ceiling Plan

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used a bleak jobs report Friday to prod Congress toward a swift agreement on deficits and the national debt....

Sam Stein

Obama Aide On Social Security Cut Story: It 'Overshoots The Runway' (UPDATED)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is pushing back against a Wednesday night report that the president is prepared to offer cuts to Social Securit...

Lawmakers Visit White House For Debt Ceiling Talks

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Under an urgent deadline, President Barack Obama and congressional negotiators set their sights on the nation's tax system and cher...

House Votes Against Raising Debt Ceiling

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans dealt defeat to their own proposal for a $2.4 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit Tuesday, a political g...

Sam Stein

White House Talking Points Invoke '08 Crisis As Possible Debt Ceiling Outcome

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. government officially hitting its debt ceiling on Monday, the Obama administration is distributing a set of talking points...