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Republicans Back Down on the Debt Ceiling: What's Next?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: debt ceiling, budget talks, republicans, obama, government, ethics, democrats, congress, u.s., news, politics )

- 1950 days ago -
The GOP makes a hasty retreat, but the budget negotiations are far from over
Keith Olbermann's Debt Ceiling Special Comment: 'Our Government Has Now Given Up The Concept Of Right And Wrong'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Keith Olbermann, debt ceiling, protest, deals, hypocracy )

- 2486 days ago -
Keith Olbermann said the public "must find again the energy and the purpose of the 1960's and early 1970's and we must protest this deal and all the goddamn deals to come, in the streets." VIDEO and transcript.
Senate Budget Deal Takes Shape, Facing Tough Odds To Avert Default
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: budget showdown, debt ceiling default, debt ceiling, congress, ethics, republicans, propaganda, dishonesty, usa, lies, media, news, politics )

- 1681 days ago -
Whatever deal emerges from overnight negotiations in the Senate, Republican lawmakers said they weren't sure it could pass quickly enough in their chamber to avert a default -- or that it would ever see the light of day in the House.
Tell Congress to Stop Messing With Our Healthcare and Economy! ACTION - PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Americans, healthcare, economy, debt ceiling, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, politics, republicans, government )

- 1701 days ago -
OMG! How badly do some in Congress want to stop healthcare reform from rolling out? So badly that on the eve of implementation they're ready to tank our nation's credit rating-- significantly damaging our economy-- by holding the debt limit hostage in an...
The 'Debt Limit': Time to End 95 Years of False Labeling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: debt ceiling, republicans, democrats, government, propaganda, media, americans, economy )

- 1985 days ago -
Congress and the White House have struggled over what has wrongly been called the "debt limit" since 1917, when a cap on the Treasury Department's borrowing authority was inserted into legislation permitting "Liberty Bonds" to be sold.
Congressional Republican Approval Has Plummeted 21 Points Since January
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, republicans, medicare, debt ceiling, economy, politics, news, socialsecurity, abuse, americans, government, ethics, dishonesty )

- 2477 days ago -
The PPP/Kos/SEIU poll found that approval of Congressional Republicans has fallen to 25%. After the way they handled the debt ceiling, disapproval of the Republican Congress has jumped to 65%. Congressional Republicans took office in January...
Boehner Tells Republicans He Won't Let the Nation Default
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Boehner, Hastert Rule, government shutdown, debt ceiling, GOP/TP, government, ethics, congress, economy )

- 1693 days ago -
One lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mr. Boehner had indicated he would be willing to violate the so-called Hastert Rule if necessary to pass a debt-limit increase.
Obama Urges Action On Debt Ceiling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, Obama, debt ceiling, republicans, economy )

- 1964 days ago -
Obama said he is willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit. But he said he "will not compromise" over his insistence that Congress lift the federal debt ceiling.
Make the Debt Limit Disappear!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, congress, constitution, corruption, cover-up, debt ceiling, democrats, dishonesty, Govtfearmongering, lies, media, obama, politics, news, propaganda, republicans )

- 2510 days ago -
The economist is Bruce Bartlett, who pointed out in an April 29 column in the Fiscal Times that the president didn't need Congress's permission to raise the debt limit. "The debt limit is statutory law, which is trumped by the Constitution which has-->
Boehner Issues Blunt Warning to Debt Dissenters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt ceiling, budget talks, obama, republicans, economy, politics )

- 2491 days ago -
An increasing number of House members yielded to Speaker John Boehner's blunt command to line up Wednesday behind his budget bill even as his staff moved frantically to alter it in an attempt to resolve the looming fiscal crisis.
It's Not the Default, It's the Downgrade
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt ceiling, budget talks, obama, republicans, economy, politics )

- 2491 days ago -
It's not the default that strikes the most fear in the White House and Congress these days. It's the downgrade. Even Republican leaders say the country can't go into default, and they'll do everything possible to raise the debt limit by Aug. 2.
John Boehner: No Debt Ceiling Hike Without Spending Cuts (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, corruption, ethics, Boehner, debt ceiling, government, republicans, politics, americans, dishonesty, economy )

- 1765 days ago -
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that the House would not vote to raise the debt ceiling without spending cuts, setting up a potential fight with President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats.
Michele Bachmann Vote Contradicts Her Debt Ceiling Stance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bachmann, debt ceiling, Contradiction, republicans, government, politics, congress )

- 2511 days ago -
In an ad out today, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann reiterated her vow not to vote to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit, saying "we can't keep spending money that we don't have."
House Republicans Make Their Regularly Scheduled Threat To Destroy The Global Economy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, debt ceiling, dishonesty, lies, ethics, congress, corruption, economy, government, politics, americans )

- 1579 days ago -
House Republicans will huddle at their annual retreat next week to decide what will they demand in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.
Obama Reiterates He Won't Compromise Over Debt Ceiling, Calls For Closing Tax Loopholes For The Rich
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt ceiling, tax loopholes, higher revenue, congress, ethics, economy, republicans, politics )

- 1960 days ago -
In a his weekly address from Hawaii, President Obama reiterated that he will not negotiate with Republicans over raising the nation's debt ceiling and said that any future efforts to reduce the deficit must include a combination of higher revenues and ...

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