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Palin Accuses Obama Of 'Impeachable Offenses'

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Facebook on Monday to accuse President Barack Obama of toying wi...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat: I'm Still Hopeful Obama Could Use 14th Amendment To Raise Debt Ceiling | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has a hard deadline of Oct. 17 to raise the debt ceiling, and some House Democrats are still holding out for President Barack O...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Resurrects 14th Amendment Option In Debt Ceiling Fight | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is breathing new life into a previously floated idea for resolving risky congressional fig...

Sam Stein

Nancy Pelosi To Obama: Just Use The 14th Amendment To Solve Debt Ceiling | Sam Stein | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urged the president on Sunday to drop his resistance to the idea and simply bypass the upc...

Can the President Raise the Debt Limit?

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

I am sure we have all had it up to here with breathless reporting about the fiscal cliff. But within a month or two after the December 31, 2012 deadline for resolving the cliff, there looms another, more serious economic issue: extending the debt limit.

Unconstitutional Debt Ceiling: Grandma Bondholder's Emergency Lawsuit If Obama Does Not Invoke 14th Amendment

Victor Williams | Posted 07.29.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

The existence of a debt ceiling questions the validity of our Republic's debts; it presupposes that Congress will continue to overdraft. A debt ceiling is unconstitutional and its effect a legal nullity.

Can Obama Extend The Debt Ceiling On His Own?

The New York Review of Books | Ronald Dworkin | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

As the debt ceiling fiasco continues unresolved and increasingly dangerous, with no agreement among the House, the Senate and the White House yet in s...

Jennifer Bendery

Hoyer Backs Obama Using 14th Amendment To Resolve Debt Crisis | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday night became the highest ranking Democratic leader to throw his support behind the ...

Constitution Prohibits 'Deadbeat Nation'

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One cannot brandish one's fealty to the Constitution and, at the same time, refuse to make the money available to pay our financial obligations. The latter is unconstitutional.

Jennifer Bendery

House Democratic Leaders To Obama: Use The 14th Amendment | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders emerged from a Wednesday caucus meeting with a message for President Barack Obama: Invoke the Constitution to r...

Should Obama Pull Constitutional Move, Legal Experts Suggest It'd Prove Difficult To Challenge In Court

Reuters | Carlyn Kolker | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama says he will not bypass Congress and cite an obscure part of the U.S. Constitution to prevent a government...

Sam Stein

Gibbs Accuses Senate GOP Of Playing Politics With 14th Amendment Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration on Tuesday accused Senate Republicans of playing politics with immigration policy by calling for hearings into the long-settl...