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Debt Ceiling Deal

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...

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.

September Jobs Report Is Finally Coming Out

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business

* New dates set for some September economic data * Employment report to be released on Tuesday * September CPI data due on Oct. 30 * October ...

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...

Stenographer Removed For Shouting On House Floor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

A shouting stenographer was removed from the House floor as lawmakers voted on a deal to reopen the government and avoid a debt crisis. The stenogr...

Obama Reacts To Shutdown Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised congressional leaders for reaching a deal to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling. "Once th...

Obama Speaks On Deal To Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is slated to speak Wednesday on the deal reached by congressional leaders to reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutd...

Here's The Full Text Of The Senate CR Debt Ceiling Deal

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Senate leaders unveiled a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and avoid a potential debt default. Below, the full text of the deal: Senate C...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Deal Reached, As Boehner Concedes Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders unveiled a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and avoid a potential debt default that does virtually nothing to Obam...

Senate Announces Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Wednesday that he and his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell (Ky.) have reached a deal to end...

GOP Senator: Bipartisan Deal In Hand To Reopen Government, Avoid Default

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the gove...

Stocks Rise On Debt Deal Hopes

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks surged on Wednesday on optimism that lawmakers, with time running out, would agree on a deal to prevent a U.S. debt defaul...

3 Ways Regular Americans Will Be Hurt by a Debt Ceiling Default

Adam Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Levin

Many Americans may be asking themselves: Why should I care about the debt ceiling, or the -- barring Congressional action -- coming default? Put simply, unlike corporate tax cuts, a debt ceiling default will have a trickle-down effect that will affect your wallet in one way or another.

Markets Could Help Close the Deal

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Like the 777 point decline when House Republicans rejected the TARP, only to pass it a few days later, that may be what it takes to end this charade.

Ryan Grim

Democrats Are Winning -- Must Be Time To Cave

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Senate Democrats, the surest sign the party is on the brink of handing significant concessions to Republicans is that Democrats are ...

Another Great Day For The Stock Market

Reuters | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains to finish up on Friday, a day after the biggest rally in more than nine months as investors were hopef...

DOW JUMPS 200 POINTS

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is on track for its biggest gain in three months on hopeful signs that a budget impasse in Washington m...

The Debt Ceiling Will Be Here Sooner Than We Thought

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I wish I could see a way out of this ridiculous debt ceiling fight. Why ridiculous? Because remember, the money that the government needs to borrow in excess of the current debt ceiling is money they've already agreed to spend.

Jason Linkins

Debt Ceiling Crisis 2013: Democratic Legislators Will Attempt To End Dangerous Ritual, Save The Global Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has warned that the time is nigh for raising the debt ceiling, and so now it's time to worry about how this i...

Bernanke Urges Congress To Raise Debt Ceiling

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business

(Corrects quote in third paragraph to say "to raise the debt ceiling" instead of "to avoid the debt ceiling") ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan 14...

Obama Adviser Warns Republicans On Debt Ceiling Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress should accept in the next round of deficit-reduction talks that revenue...

A Veteran Hostage Negotiator Offers Advice To Obama

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

The use of hostage-taking imagery to describe the coming debt ceiling crisis is now so ubiquitous that I thought I’d ask a veteran police hostage ne...

John Boehner: Congress 'Never Going To Give Up' Debt Ceiling Powers

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that giving the president control of the debt ceiling is "silliness." "Congress is never going to give up this power," ...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Closing Argument: I'll Get A Debt Ceiling Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will attack the president for the debt ceiling during his "closing argument" in West Allis, ...

Mitt Romney Calls Defense Cuts That Paul Ryan Voted For 'A Big Mistake'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney criticized defense spending cuts that were part of last year's debt ceiling deal in an interview that will air Sunday on NBC's 'Meet The P...