By Alan Pyke on October 8, 2013
Don't count on your Social Security check if Republicans keep this up.
By Josh Israel on October 7, 2013
A growing number of CEOs are sounding the alarm on the "catastophic" impact of a federal debt default.
By Igor Volsky on October 7, 2013
The story of how the Tea Party candidates who swept into power after the 2010 midterm elections took over the debt ceiling debate.
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By Bryce Covert on October 7, 2013
While the timing has brought them together, they are two different fights with two very different sets of consequences.
By Annie-Rose Strasser on October 7, 2013
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) has joined the fray of Republicans who have expressed little concern about potentially surpassing the country's debt limit.
By Alan Pyke on October 7, 2013
Keep calm and overdraw your checking account.
Treasury disagrees, saying it would create a recession more severe than any since the Great Depression.
By Zack Beauchamp on October 6, 2013
A top Republican senator struggles to defend the GOP's position on the shutdown.
By Igor Volsky on October 6, 2013
Boehner agreed that the risks of defaulting on the debt would be "catastrophic," but said that they would become reality if Obama doesn't accept GOP demands.
By Annie-Rose Strasser on October 4, 2013
"I don't believe that we should default on our debt," Boehner said. "It's not good for our country. But after 55 years of spending more than what you bring in, something ought to be addressed."