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Bipartisan Debt Talks

Ryan Grim

Bipartisan Organizations Meet To Figure Out What To Do Now That Bipartisanship Is Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fix The Debt has a problem. The bipartisan lobby group has set out to work on big, compromise legislation -- but what's it supposed to d...

Reflections on the Budget Standoff: How a Political Conflict Becomes an Institutional Crisis

Matthew A. Baum | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Matthew A. Baum

What will happen if the Republican Party stays to the right, depriving itself of the support of moderates and the rising demographic groups? It's unclear whether the party as currently constituted can for long continue to compete at the national level.

Louisiana Can Make Difficult Decisions, Why Can't Washington?

Dominik Knoll | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Dominik Knoll

Broadly speaking, policymakers should acknowledge that our growing debt is a serious threat to the economic well-being and security of our country. It is urgent that we put in place a plan to stabilize the debt as a share of the economy and put it on a downward path.

Love thy Enemy

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

We are not a nation of "racist teabaggers" or "weak-kneed treehuggers." We are relatives, neighbors, friends, coaches, teachers, firefighters, cops, nurses, janitors, businessmen, and children at summer camp.

Understanding Debt Ceiling Politicians Through 12 Angry Men

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

Director Sidney Lumet's 1957 classic, 12 Angry Men, a mainstay in law and business school curriculum, that shows the influence of preconceived notions...

Elise Foley

Pelosi: Republicans May Need To See Markets Plunge To Support Debt Limit Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may not support raising the debt ceiling until the stock market takes a major plunge, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-...

Elise Foley

Mitch McConnell: Grand Bargain On Debt Limit Unlikely

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before a major White House meeting over the debt ceiling negotiations, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sund...

Elise Foley

House Dems Scramble After Obama Insists On Grand Bargain

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday evening, many lawmakers were surprised to find out that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts would be on the table f...

Elise Foley

Sessions Warns Of Crisis If Debt Deal Fails

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House or Senate might reject a final proposal for raising the debt ceiling if the plan does not make sufficient cuts, Sen. Jeff Sess...

'Stealth Change' To Social Security On The Table In Debt Ceiling Talks

Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

Last week, President Barack Obama insisted that nothing could be off limits in talks to raise the nation's debt ceiling. The president was mostly ...

Elise Foley

'Slash And Burn': Chuck Schumer Accuses Republicans Of Sabotaging The Economy To Hurt Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may be slowing the recovery on purpose to hurt President Obama's reelection chances in 2012, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer s...

Elise Foley

Bernie Sanders: 'Tell The President Not To Yield One Inch' On Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't quite a "fili-Bernie," but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in a 10,000-word speech on the Senate floor launched a campaign Monday ...

Elise Foley

Schumer Brings Medicare Into Heart Of Debt Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats laid out additional details on Friday of their plans to cut the deficit, signaling they would be willing to negotiate some Med...

Obama, Boehner Held Secret Debt Ceiling Meeting At White House

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Efforts to find a bipartisan agreement blending huge budget cuts with a must-pass measure to increase how much ...

Elise Foley

Senate Democrats: We Will Not Let GOP Succeed In Cutting Medicare

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Medicare benefits should not be cut as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling, Senate Democrats said on Tuesday, drawing a firm distin...

Elise Foley

Jon Kyl: Debt Ceiling Hike Should Be Paired With $2.5 Trillion In Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are aiming to cut at least $2.5 trillion over the next decade in a deal to raise the federal debt limit, Sen. Jon Kyl...

Eric Cantor 'Cautiously Optimistic' Debt Talks Will Produce Agreement

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A key GOP negotiator in talks on lifting the government's borrowing cap said Tuesday that it may take more than a decade to accumul...

Elise Foley

Economist: 'Moody's Is Right To Be Worried'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic economist Alice Rivlin said Sunday the debt ceiling increase should be paired with a long-term plan for dealing with the defi...

Elise Foley

GOP Using Outcome Of Debt Ceiling Vote To Push Medicare Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are using the lopsided outcome of Tuesday's failed debt ceiling vote as a means to push through Medicare reforms. Not eve...

Jennifer Bendery

Bipartisan Deficit Group Poised To Agree 'Pretty Quick' To $1 Trillion In Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden emerged from Tuesday’s bipartisan deficit meeting declaring that revenues must be part of a final deal for...

Elise Foley

Harry Reid: 'Clean' Debt Extension Vote Could Spook Markets

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House GOP's plan to hold a vote on a clean extension of the debt ceiling -- which is expected to fail without Republican support -- ...

Elise Foley

White House: No Alternative To Raising Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House said on Wednesday that there is no “Plan B” if Congress does not vote to increase the debt limit by August. The ...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Deficit Talks Coming Apart At The Seams

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House's proposed deficit talks with Congress appear to be unraveling before they've even begun. House and Senate Republican l...