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John Boehner Debt Ceiling

"President" Boehner Calls Shots on Debt & Immigration as Erickson/Alter Clash & Concur

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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Erick and Jonathan butt heads on the issues of the Debt Ceiling and Immigration. "No path to citizenship -- no GOP path to the White House." But the two then find consensus on NFL gay play, ex-felons voting, blaming Hillary for Bill.

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...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Passes Debt Ceiling Hike After GOP Capitulates

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives approved a rise in the nation's debt limit Tuesday, setting up passage of a bill in the Senate that would ...

Luke Johnson

John Boehner To Push For Clean Debt-Ceiling Hike

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders decided Tuesday that the United States must pay its bills and raise its debt limit with no strings attached, but wil...

Luke Johnson

Here Is The New Deadline For The Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department does not have confidence that it will be able to pay the nation's bills after Feb. 27 without an increase in the...

Bachmann: This Is Not 'The Time To Fight' The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

As the House GOP stands divided on how to reach a debt ceiling deal, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) looks to be among the Republicans against picking...

House Republicans Divided In Debt Ceiling Deal, Concede Top Ideas

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap....

Sam Stein

With Deadline Approaching, Boehner And Pelosi Still Haven't Talked About The Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders abandoned plans Wednesday morning to tie either of their preferred policy demands to a hike of the nation's deb...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Republicans May Control Fate Of Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The focus of the forthcoming debt ceiling standoff is squarely on House Republican leadership, which is still deciding what type of legi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Warily Eyes Another Debt Ceiling Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- House Republicans on Friday began flirting more seriously with the idea of spurring another showdown over the nation's debt limit wh...

Boehner: U.S. 'Shouldn't Even Get Close To' Debt Limit

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said the United States should avoid a major fight over ra...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama: GOP Would Be 'Crazy' To Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama warned Republicans Friday not to pursue another debt ceiling showdown, standing by his position that he won't neg...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Prepared To Move Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is ready to take up the Senate deal to end the fiscal standoff, with less than a day before a potent...

When Chicken Little Comes Home to Roost: Why Many Americans Aren't Concerned About a National Debt Default

Adam Levin | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

Between this budget showdown and that sequester, the last debt ceiling fight and the more recent government shutdown, the majority of Americans found themselves, at best, inconvenienced. Why, they must be thinking, is this any different? What's the big deal?

House To Vote Tuesday Night On Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Bill

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner says the House will vote Tuesday night on legislation that would re...

How Corporate America Can Stop a Federal Default: Give Boehner a Multi-Million Dollar Lobbying Job

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

For once the interests of the 1 percent and the 99 percent are aligned around stopping a default on the corporate debt which would both decimate corporate profits and throw millions of ordinary Americans out of work.

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Rejects House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans said Saturday that the White House has rejected their offer to temporarily increase the debt ceiling and open the gove...

A Trio of Fools: Boehner, al-Maliki and Karzai

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

There are many unkind things one can say about John Boehner, all of them true, but there must be a limit. It is unfair to compare him to Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq or Hamid Kharzai of Afghanistan. Not that the comparison is not almost irresistibly tempting.

Bipartisan Debt Ceiling Plan: Get China Wasted, Pretend It Owes Us Money

Spencer Green | Posted 12.11.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"It was between this plan and all Americans simultaneously sticking their fingers in their ears and saying 'La la la la la,' for the next six months," says Senator Mike Oliosophee (R).

Inside John Boehner

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

As the Republican shutdown of the federal government moves into its second week, it's widely believed House Speaker John Boehner could end the impasse by permitting the continuing budget resolution and debt limit increase to be voted upon. Why won't he?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Shutdown 'Potentially Fatal' To House Republicans Fails To Budge Obamacare Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have tasked House Republicans with crafting a debt ceiling offer that will once again test divisions within t...

The Shutdown Just Got Real: Diddy's Weighing In

Posted 10.15.2013 | Black Voices

As the government shutdown continues to leave the nation’s budget in gridlock, many public figures including, Sean “Diddy” Combs, are commenting...

Obama 'Would Likely Sign' Short-Term Debt Limit Hike Proposed By House GOP

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans would vote to exten...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Offer Short-Term Debt-Limit Deal, Keep Government Closed

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican House leaders Thursday offered the president and Senate far less than they want in the ongoing financial standoff, presenting...