By Annie-Rose Strasser on October 15, 2013
The latest, breaking updates on negotiations to reopen the government and avert default.
By Adam Peck on October 13, 2013
“I will remind you that this group of renegades that decided that they wanted to break from the crown in 1776 did great damage to the economy of the colonies," Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) said.
By Rebecca Leber on October 13, 2013
A debt ceiling standoff "would mean massive disruption the world over and we would be tipped again into massive rupture."
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By Rebecca Leber on October 10, 2013
After Koch and Heritage complained, Boehner presented a clean vote to raise the debt ceiling for six weeks.
By Annie-Rose Strasser on October 10, 2013
Could machismo be to blame for the current crisis?
By Rebecca Leber on October 9, 2013
Heritage and influential conservatives relent on the debt ceiling in order to extend the shutdown over Obamacare.
By Jeff Spross and Josh Israel on October 9, 2013
Grassley, Brady, Camp, Kingston, and Thornberry were among the most vocal supporters of debt limit increases between 2002 and 2006.
By Josh Israel on October 9, 2013
Boehner says Republicans "are not going to pass a clean debt limit increase" but had a very different story in 2004.
By Josh Israel on October 8, 2013
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) has embraced using the must-pass debt ceiling increase as where Republicans can extract "concessions from the other side."
By Hayes Brown on October 8, 2013
Beijing has gotten some intangible benefits from the U.S. government's shutdown. But now it's worried that the debt ceiling crisis may drag them down, too.