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Debt Ceiling Republicans

GOP Drops Bedrock Principle In Debt Fight

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was once the backbone of the House Republican majority — the hard-line stand that brought President Barack Obama to the negot...

Sam Stein

Boehner's Debt Ceiling Dilemma

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its ongoing search for a resolution to raise the nation's debt limit by the end of February, House Republican leadership has yet to c...

House GOP Going For Broke In Big Fight

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

(Repeats to reach additional subscribers) By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Another down...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Paul Ryan Says Republicans Should Keep Expectations In Check On Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday said Republicans are weighing the option of a short-term debt limit extension, but that House...

GOP Senator Talks 'Wonderful Experiment' Of Not Raising Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) claimed Tuesday that a Republican-led refusal to raise the debt ceiling could be a "wonderful experiment" in forcing the gov...

Krugman: Republicans Are Engaging In 'Hostage Taking'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman on Sunday accused the Republican leadership of holding the country hostage. The Nobel-Prize winning economist and New York Times colum...

Don't Feed the Debt-Ceiling Trolls

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Our country is now governed by crisis. We go from crisis to crisis because causing a crisis and making everyone panic works. But it only works if we let it work.

10 Reasons for Progressives to Feel Reassured About the Debt Package

Lucia Brawley | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

Now we see why the 2012 elections are so important. America got what it voted for in 2010. If we want to reverse the disastrous policies George W. Bush instated and the Tea Party have kept in place, we have to turn this country around in the next election.

Congress Needs to Do Its Job: Pay America's Bills, Put Americans Back to Work

Heather McGhee | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Heather McGhee

Millions of Americans were thrown out of work because of forces beyond of their control in 2008. It should be unthinkable for any leader to threaten to intentionally revisit that suffering on more Americans for political gain, and yet that is where we are.

3 Simple Things to Do Today Instead of Saying "Eff You Washington!"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The president has embraced the failed policies of austerity economics, and he clings to them even as they're failing in Great Britain and poll numbers show that the American public hates them. But despair not, ye infuriated Americans. Here are three things you can do today.

Another Debt Commission? Really?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forgive me if I'm not impressed, Speaker Boehner. Because I've seen this movie before, and I know how it's going to turn out. Republicans will refuse to raise one thin dime of revenue, and Democrats will refuse to cut one thin dime from the social safety net.

Is Republican Posturing Over the Debt Ceiling Increasing Our National Debt?

Patrick Sharma | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Patrick Sharma

With our economy stagnating, the federal government should capitalize on this situation by borrowing more -- not less -- over the coming years. Far from costing us money, greater government spending will help jumpstart the economy.

Boehner Ends Talks to Protect Tax Breaks for the Super-Rich -- Time for a Clean Vote

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

When the Republicans walked away from an imminent bipartisan deal, they threw the economy, the international markets, seniors and middle-class families under the bus.

Are There Any Republican Adults in the Room: The Challenge Confronting Our Country

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

At the hastily called White House news conference following the collapse of discussions with Speaker John Boehner, President Obama rhetorically asked: "Is there anything that the Republicans can say 'yes' to?" Yes, there is: his resignation or re-election defeat.

Unbalanced Republicans, Running From Reason

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Just humor them, we're advised. Let them mount their little theater piece -- "Cut, Cap and Balance" is the title of the current version. Let them take their symbolic vote and hold their symbolic news conference.

David Brooks Blasts GOP 'Bandits' And 'Blowhards'

Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

As Congress struggles to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling, David Brooks blasts Republicans for refusing to accept a favorable deal that would ha...

The Big Debt Ceiling Stall

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old bumpersticker saying that "if it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done," which bears repeating right now. But this time around, it will be by design.

Our Desperate Need for Honest Leadership

Michael Roth | Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

Sensible government seems to have become a contradiction in terms. Democratic leaders have no ideas of their own, while Republican leaders are dedicated to protecting the rich -- not to fiscal responsibility.