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Debt Ceiling Debate

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Obama's Debt Ceiling 'Dealageddon'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.02.2011 | Comedy

Nearing the eleventh hour on Monday, the House passed a debt ceiling deal that will prevent the U.S. from defaulting on its debt, for now. Jon Stewart...

WATCH: Chris Matthews Wonders If Obama Could Have Handled Debt Debate More Effectively

Posted 10.01.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews asked on Monday's 'Hardball' if there may have been a more effective way for President Obama to handle the debt ceiling debate. Matthew...

Why Tea Partiers Can't Handle the Truth & What We Can Do About It

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

One of the critical lessons from the debt ceiling debacle is not to underestimate the Tea Party's influence on Washington policymakers.

Tea Party May Face Make Or Break Moment In Contentious Standoff

Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 09.30.2011 | Politics

The partisan standoff over raising the federal debt ceiling could do more than destroy the nation's credit rating and economic health. It could make o...

Jennifer Bendery

Days Away From Default, Democrats Nervously Eye Constitutional Route | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may not be pushing the issue publicly, but in private she "clearly" supports President Bar...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats, GOP Have Now Rejected Each Other's Debt Plans | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just three days left until the country is set to begin defaulting on its debt, the House rejected a debt proposal by Senate Majorit...

The Tower of Babel, Amazing Women and Moving Forward!

Lydia Fisher | Posted 09.29.2011 | Women
Lydia Fisher

Maybe, when things get so complicated, we return to the simple coming together, to get the job done. It got me thinking about the amazing women I've met over the years.

Michael McAuliff

New Dem Star Previews 2012 Argument In Debt Default Debate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debt-ceiling battle may be a bitter fight in which the entire nation stands to lose, but Friday's House vote also revealed that Demo...

Sam Stein

43 GOP Senators Vow To Oppose Reid's Debt Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before the Senate is set to vote on Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest debt ceiling legislation, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell'...

The 14th Amendment Is Obama's Briar Patch

Ken Allen | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics
Ken Allen

Anyone who steps back from the swirl of current arguments will immediately see that there is an easy, almost unavoidable exit from our current paralysis, and President Obama controls it.

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.

America's Troubled Economy, Debt Ceiling Stalemate Worry Allies

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 09.29.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- America's debt crisis and economic malaise are shaking confidence in its global leadership. Many governments see Washington's paralysis as...

Obama Weekly Address: 'There Is Very Little Time'

AP | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Claiming that the two parties aren't that far apart, President Barack Obama is urging Democratic and Republican lawmakers to reach a dea...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid's Debt Ceiling Bill Puts His Cards On The Table | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) unveiled a new debt ceiling bill Friday night that strongly resembles a plan first suggested ...

It's Time To Suck It Up And Pay Our Bill

Alec Baldwin | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

Americans are caring. And what those who are opposed to raising the debt ceiling are essentially attempting to do is insist that we stop caring.

Moody's: U.S. Should Retain Top Credit Rating If Bondholders Get Paid

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Moody's Investors Service said late Friday that the United States should be able to keep its triple-A credit rating as long as Wash...

Despite Criticism, Tea Party Finds Moment Of Triumph In Contentious Debate

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - They have been accused of holding Washington hostage by pushing the United States to the brink of a damaging debt de...

WATCH: Debt Ceiling Debate Gets Honey Badgered

Posted 09.28.2011 | Comedy

As the debt ceiling deadline draws nearer, it's important we look to our nation's smartest media analysts to decipher the debate and weigh our options...

Capitol Phone Lines Jam... Again

Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

Phone lines in the Capitol jammed once again just days after a similar technical situation unfolded earlier this week. HuffPost's Ryan Grim report...

Janell Ross

Delayed Social Security Payments May Prevent Default But Cause Disaster | Janell Ross | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- As the Treasury Department prepares to hit the swiftly-approaching debt limit with no agreement to lift it in sight, fears are growing tha...

World Stocks Fall On Concerns That U.S. Will Not Reach Debt Ceiling Deal

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

LONDON (AP) -- Concerns that American lawmakers won't agree a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling in the next few days continued to reverberate around...

Uncertainty Looms Large In Debt Ceiling Debate

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In an unforgiving display of partisanship, the Republican-controlled House approved emergency legislation Friday night to avoid an ...

From The Outside Looking In: How The Debt Debate Could Affect You

Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

Amid the fallout in Washington over plans to raise the debt ceiling, local leaders and residents from across the country have something to say about t...

Jon Ward

Bachmann Says Washington Is 'Deceiving' American People In Debt Ceiling Debate | Jon Ward | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Thursday said the debt ceiling debate is just the latest chapter in a long history...

Treasury Department To Soon Announce Debt Ceiling Backup Plans

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

With less than a week until the August 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling, the Treasury Department is said to be weighing its choices about whom it ...