By Alan Pyke on September 27, 2013
Everybody says cracking the debt ceiling would be a disaster, but what do they know?
By Igor Volsky on September 26, 2013
Republicans are threatening to push the nation into default unless President Obama and the Democrats in the Senate agree to enact a wish list of Republican priorities.
By Igor Volsky on September 23, 2013
"When asked whether it's appropriate to push for such complex changes with just weeks to go before the federal government runs out borrowing room, Kline said, 'yes.'"
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By Igor Volsky on September 20, 2013
Though the deficit has fallen to the lowest level since 2008, Republicans continue to hold the government hostage to more cuts.
By Igor Volsky on September 18, 2013
Shortly after the 2010 election, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) hinted that Republicans would "deal with [the debt ceiling] as adults."
By Igor Volsky on September 10, 2013
Ironically, the proposition could actually increase the deficit by billions of dollars.
By Igor Volsky on August 27, 2013
Boehner himself has urged Republicans to deal with the debt-ceiling vote “as adults.”
By Bryce Covert on August 27, 2013
Treasury will hit the debt ceiling unless Congress can raise it as it has routinely for a half century.
By Igor Volsky on August 8, 2013
"I think the creditors that we owe money to around the world would say, 'you know what, they're getting their house in order,'" Rep. Ted. Yoho predicted.
By Igor Volsky on July 7, 2013