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Debt Limit Talks

Debt Limit, Shutdown Deliberations Continue Saturday

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next yea...

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...

Debt Talks: As Positions Change By The Moment, Even Lobbyists Struggle To Keep Up

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

In one television commercial that began airing last week, a woman talks up the benefits of “Spenditol,” Washington’s miracle drug to fix all pro...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Tries To Set Stage For Short-Term Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans tried to set the stage for a short-term agreement to raise the debt ceiling on Sunday, even as Democrats continued to insist...

Debt Ceiling Deadline Might Be August 10, Not August 2: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

For months, markets have been girding themselves against the possibility that the U.S. will reach the limits of its borrowing ability on August 2 and ...

Republicans’ Budget Balance Plan Lacks Details

Bloomberg | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

Congressional Republicans are clear in their demand for a constitutional amendment forcing the government to balance its budget. What they’re not of...

Elise Foley

Jim DeMint Calls Treasury Secretary 'Irresponsible' On Debt Talk (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Senator and Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has been "irrespon...

Elise Foley

Mitch McConnell: Grand Bargain On Debt Limit Unlikely

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before a major White House meeting over the debt ceiling negotiations, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sund...

Obama Enerts High-Stakes Debt-Limit Talks

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Struggling to break a perilous deadlock, President Barack Obama took direct control Friday of national debt-limit negotiations with both...

Debt Talks Make Way For Tough Trade-Offs

Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON -- Negotiators trying to tame the United States' spiraling debt said on Thursday that they had tentatively agreed o...

Pressure Builds As Biden-Led Debt Limit Talks Resume On Capitol Hill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden and GOP negotiators sparred over taxes Thursday in a private meeting that exposed their wide differences a...

Debt Limit Negotiators To Look At Tax Hikes

Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan Thu Jun 9, 1:09 am ET WASHINGTON – Top lawmakers on Thursday are expected to discuss one of the biggest hurdles in the way ...