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Debt Ceiling 14th Amendment

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat: I'm Still Hopeful Obama Could Use 14th Amendment To Raise Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has a hard deadline of Oct. 17 to raise the debt ceiling, and some House Democrats are still holding out for President Barack O...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Resurrects 14th Amendment Option In Debt Ceiling Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is breathing new life into a previously floated idea for resolving risky congressional fig...

Jennifer Bendery

Debt Ceiling Standoff: 14th Amendment Is Not An Option, Says White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House signaled Thursday that President Barack Obama would not use the Constitution to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling in t...

Does the Tea Party Love the Constitution?

Daniel Levin | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Daniel Levin

Who is closer to the original spirit of the Constitution? Those who want America to pay its obligations or those who fiercely guard our treasury?

Forget Compromise: The Debt Ceiling Is Unconstitutional

Ellen Brown | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Ellen Brown

Future debt ceiling crises can be averted by enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment, which mandates that the government pay its debts already incurred, including pensions. That means Social Security.

The Debt Ceiling Crisis: Approaching the Witching Hour

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

What is the relevance of section 4 of the 14th Amendment to the current crisis? What it seems to say is that the government must honor all public debt "authorized by law." This suggests that non-payment of our existing debt is not a constitutionally-permissible option for the president.

Invoking 14th Amendment A Moral Option To Solve Debt Ceiling Impasse

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.28.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

President Obama made every sincere effort to negotiate and at every turn was rejected. Principled leadership is risky, no doubt, but there may be no other moral alternative that saves the nation from economic chaos.

White House Rules Out Constitutional Option On Debt Ceiling: Report

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As quickly as the so-called "constitutional option" appeared as a way to resolve the debt ceiling showdown, top White House officials ha...