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Debt Ceiling Crisis

Jason Linkins

Want To Prevent More Debt Ceiling Fiascoes? Dick Gephardt To The Rescue!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives did something that -- in the past -- wouldn't have garnered much attention: They passed a clean bill authoriz...

Why Extending Unemployment Benefits Must Be Paid For

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Wouldn't you love to see Democrats pointing out Republican hypocrisy as they have to defend the costs of their stupidity as well as of absurdly narrow corporate subsidies -- corporate welfare really --while Democrats are fighting for people looking for a job?

Jason Linkins

Debt Ceiling Digest: Republicans Once Again Turn To Shenanigans Over Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Last week, as House Republicans debated whether or not they would take the debt ceiling hostage in yet another round of flirt-with-default nonsense, w...

Jason Linkins

Oh, Sweet Mercy, Are We About To Have Another Debt Ceiling Fight?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

One of the things I've been attempting to track the past few weeks is whether or not America is headed for another stupid, protracted fight over the d...

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The Shutdown Is Over! So ... What Happens Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

What time is the next government shutdown? And what is the future of everything? Glad you asked, because even though the federal government is re-...

4 Ways The Shutdown Deal Helps The Tea Party, Hurts Everyone Else

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

With the government back open and the hellstorm of a U.S. debt default delayed, you're probably feeling pretty good about things, right? Like maybe we...

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Better Off Ted: Cruz Leaves A Bruise On Everyone's Bottom Line But His

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

While I wouldn't go around proclaiming us to be entirely out of the woods yet -- living in a wholly asinine political culture all but demands that you...

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Pass And Flee: The Hot New Plan Rumored To Be Afoot In The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

So the latest bit of wack-ass whimsy that's being talked about inside the Beltway is that the House GOP, rather than avert a host of pending calamitie...

Debt Crises Killed 900,000 Jobs: Study

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business

For the past few years, the Republican approach to governance has been to cause a series of Breaking-Bad-like cliffhangers, with ever-more destructive...

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A Survival Guide To The Debt Ceiling Default Apocalypse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

America may be on the verge of a catastrophic default on its national debt. There would be no real reason for this default -- it can easily be avoided...

The Rest Of The World Still Claims Faith In America (Even If Wall Street Doesn't)

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

Wall Street may be starting to freak out a bit about the risk of a U.S. government default, but the rest of the world is playing it cool, or pretendin...

World Finance Officials Pressure U.S. On Debt Ceiling

AP | MARJORIE OLSTER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials pledged on Saturday to deal with new risks to the global recovery while they kept up pressur...

Jason Linkins

No, Americans Are Not Suffering From 'Apocalypse Fatigue,' They Are Suffering From Actual Apocalypses

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

One of the more interesting things about our American life is that since 2008, we have had a financial sector crisis and then an unemployment crisis a...

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Obama Said Some Pretty Dumb Things About The Debt Ceiling In 2006

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Over at Slate, Matt Yglesias digs into the speech that then-Sen. Barack Obama gave back in 2006 to preface his "no" vote on raising the debt ceiling. ...

LOOK: One Small Corner Of Wall St. Is Starting To Panic About The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

Most financial markets are only slowly getting worried about the possibility of a U.S. debt default, but in one tiny corner of the bond market things ...

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The Surreal Logic Of The Debt Ceiling Deniers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

Over at Slate, Dave Weigel profiles the strangest subset of the debt ceiling hostage-taker caucus -- the members of the House GOP who seem to genuinel...

LOOK: Wall Street Is Totally Not Panicking

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

America's newspapers, or at least two of the ones that still exist, are full of stories about how Wall Street isn't panicking about the looming crisis...

Lowest Level In A Month

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing at its lowest level in a month as the U.S. government enters a second week of being partiall...

Jason Linkins

Oh Hey, Yeah, No One Really Understands How We're Going To Avoid A Debt Ceiling Crisis, Sorry Y'all

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Debt ceiling strategy! Everyone knows we need one, in order to prevent a huge, global economy-crippling default crisis. But no one seems to know, righ...

Banks Stockpile Cash For Government Default They Say Won't Happen

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.04.2013 | Business

Banks are totally not worried about the U.S. government defaulting, sparking a nightmarish financial panic. Yes, they're stocking extra cash in ATMs t...

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Fix The Debt Isn't Too Concerned About The Debt Ceiling Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Over at Daily Intel, Kevin Roose poses a very interesting question in a piece titled, "Why Doesn’t Fix the Debt Try to Do Something About the Debt C...

Wall Street In Denial About How Dumb Republicans Are

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

A day after President Barack Obama gave us all permission to go ahead and freak out about the debt ceiling, Wall Street is still taking its sweet time...

CEOs Warn Of 'Extremely Adverse' Effects Of Debt Ceiling Standoff

Reuters | Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Chief executives from major financial institutions met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday and warned of "adverse" ...

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How The GOP Can Easily Get Rid Of Obamacare Without Staging Any More Crises

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

As I watched Monday night's round of legislative ping-pong end in a needless government shutdown, I thought about whether any of this mishegas was act...

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A Government Shutdown And Debt Ceiling Guide For Journalists Who Don't Want To Be Complete Idiots

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Writing for the Atlantic, James Fallows has offered a "False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead," by which he means the coming government shutdown sh...