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Like the fight over the government spending bill, Boehner faces a splintered GOP conference on what kinds of demands should be attached to legislation raising the debt ceiling. Boehner told fellow GOP legislators earlier this week that he doesn't
In fact, more than half of all the debt ceiling increases since 1979 came with conditions, and no party attached conditions more than the Democrats. Writing in the Wall Street Journal , Kevin Hassett and Abby McCloskey tell you what the mainstream
A San Francisco man denies charges that he operated an encrypted website where users could anonymously shop for drugs such as heroin and LSD, his attorney said on Friday...But there's more mayhem to come: Congress still has to face the debt ceiling.
News on our airwaves follows a predictable pattern. To use a Twitterverse term, whatever is trending at the moment gets full billing. However, there is a downside to the feeding frenzy of what we consider newsworthy, for quantity
The spinmasters of conservative media have been working overtime trying to convince the public that a government shutdown and threat of debt default aren’t really a big deal. But the public is not buying it. In a recent
In a story about a Fifth Congressional district forum in the Thursday, Sept. 26 issue, a view of state Sen. William Brownsberger, D-Belmont, was incorrectly characterized. During the forum, he asked other candidates to imagine that the government was
President Obama makes it sound that way, as the stand-off over the budget rapidly turns into a stand-off over the debt ceiling. They are threatening to actually force the United States to default on its obligations for the very first time in history,
Warren Buffett, Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, attends the 2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in Washington, DC...Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett predicts Congress won't
EDT, Fri October 4, 2013 Washington (CNN) -- As the country goes into the weekend with the government shut down and neither side talking, there seems to be little hope for breaking the impasse any time soon.
The fight over raising the U.S. debt ceiling is starting to rattle the money markets and could eventually disrupt the flow of cash needed for banks to lend and companies to invest. As an impasse over the federal budget lengthens the first partial