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Debt Ceiling Fight

Lew: 'Scary' Budget Battle 'Got Close To The Edge'

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the just-resolved budget fight was "a little bit scary" because it "got close...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Accuses Republicans Of Extortion Over Raising The Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama accused Republicans of extortion on Wednesday for planning to tie a vote to raise the debt ceiling to an effort t...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Rep Argues For Default On Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress braces for another debt-ceiling fight, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) told constituents the nation's credit rating would actually be...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner Sets Up Showdown On Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) laid down a tough requirement for raising the debt ceiling Thursday, all but ensuring a reprise of t...

Jason Linkins

Debt Ceiling 'Suspension': All You Need To Know About This New Whack-A-Doodle Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

The House of Representatives on Wednesday will take up the matter of What To Do About The Debt Ceiling, trying once again to resolve a crisis-inducing...

Dem Slams GOP 'Chaos'

RealClearPolitics | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

"The whole world is watching this hearing, it is the first hearing on this issue. The whole point of a society is to create and run a government to ma...

GOP Plays Make Believe

Salon | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

It wouldn’t exactly be unprecedented for John Boehner’s latest maneuver to blow up in his face, but all indications are that House Republicans wil...

As Next Battle Looms, House GOP Faces Internal Struggle

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

* Two-day retreat meant to unify Republican rank-and-file * Party looking to rebound from "fiscal cliff" debacle By Kim ...

Luke Johnson

Geithner Makes New Debt Ceiling Prediction

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Monday that the United States will exhaust its statutory borrowing authority between mid-Februa...

Conservatives Warn GOP Against 'Dead Loser' Fight

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - As Republicans in the U.S. Congress struggle to find a strategy for forcing big spendi...

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...

Mark Gongloff

An Idiot's Guide To The Trillion-Dollar Coin Solution

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

If you've watched business TV or read Paul Krugman lately, you may have stumbled across a strange and maybe frightening debate among policy wonks and ...

Republicans Getting Weak In The Knees As Contentious Fight Looms

The Washington Post | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner spoke at length with the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore about the coming confrontation over the debt ceiling, the se...

Sam Stein

Republicans Pledge To Extract Cuts From Obama In Debt Ceiling Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The just-completed deal to resolve the so-called fiscal cliff has created an even greater cliff down the road. By the end of February, l...

Say Hello To The New Financial Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

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, ...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Grip Up For Another Debt Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite the risk of economic and political fallout, Senate Republicans Tuesday said they're standing with House Speaker John Boehner (R-...

How Washington Took U.S. To The Brink In Debt Fight

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's largest economy was headed toward an unprecedented default, and all Washington wanted to talk about was the manner ...

Joe Satran

Gary Shteyngart's 'Super Sad True Love Story' Prescience On The Debt Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home

When Gary Shteyngart released his novel, "Super Sad True Love Story," last August, its comic-dystopian vision of America seemed madcap, hilarious and ...

Elise Foley

Mitch McConnell: No Deal On Debt Limit With Tax Revenue Increases

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans laid out a series of demands on a debt ceiling deal during a Thursday meeting with the president, asking for entitlem...