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US Politics & Gov't

Obama Could Cite 14th Amendment Powers to Tackle Debt Limit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt ceiling, budget talks, obama, republicans, economy, politics )

Carrie
- 1246 days ago - usatoday.com
If Congress is unable to agree on a plan to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, Obama will have to decide which government bills to pay which not to pay or simply ignore Congress, pay all the bills and simply raise the debt ceiling
Tell Congress It's Time for a Clean Vote on the Debt Ceiling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petition, debt ceiling, Congress, economy )

Dandelion
- 1246 days ago - act.truemajorityaction.org
Congress must vote NOW on a clean increase to the debt ceiling - no spending cuts, no tax increases, no gimmicks. Just a clean vote that keeps the economy running. This Petition will take you right to your Representative is quick and easy.
Analysis: Obama's Leadership Image on the Line in Debt Saga
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt ceiling, budget talks, obama, republicans, economy, politics )

Carrie
- 1248 days ago - news.yahoo.com
President Barack Obama's credibility as a leader hangs in the balance along with America's gold-plated credit rating as he strives to break a debt impasse with Republicans and avoid a ruinous default.
It's Not the Default, It's the Downgrade
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt ceiling, budget talks, obama, republicans, economy, politics )

Carrie
- 1249 days ago - news.yahoo.com
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.
Boehner Issues Blunt Warning to Debt Dissenters
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt ceiling, budget talks, obama, republicans, economy, politics )

Carrie
- 1249 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
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.
Republicans Offer to Give Obama Debt-Ceiling Powers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, obama, debt ceiling, u.s., congress, constitution, economy )

Carrie
- 1262 days ago - suntimes.com
With compromise talks at a standstill, Senate Republicans unexpectedly offered Tuesday to hand President Barack Obama new powers to avert a first-ever, potentially catastrophic government default threatened for Aug. 2.
Debt Ceiling: Game of Chicken Likely to Result in Deal
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt ceiling, budget talks, obama, republicans, economy, politics )

Carrie
- 1264 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Can they finally cut a deal? With less than a month to go before the debt ceiling must be raised or Uncle Sam risks running out of money to pay his bills, President Barack Obama invited Congressional leaders to the White House on Thursday...
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 )

Kit
- 1268 days ago - slate.com
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-->
Michele Bachmann Vote Contradicts Her Debt Ceiling Stance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bachmann, debt ceiling, Contradiction, republicans, government, politics, congress )

Carrie
- 1268 days ago - cbsnews.com
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."
The Tea Partiers Are Dead-Set on Driving the Deficit Through the Roof and They Don't Even Know It
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, republicans, government, Tea Party, debt ceiling )

Carrie
- 1269 days ago - alternet.org
What the Tea Party caucus misses is that messing with the debt ceiling risks driving tax revenues down and the deficit up.
 

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