Post Politics: debt ceiling


Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Kentucky conservatives say McConnell’s debt ceiling vote no game-changer

National conservative groups have blasted McConnell, but Kentucky conservatives aren’t quite as upset.

By Wesley Lowery  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, debt ceiling, tea party

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Congress approves increase in debt limit after dramatic vote

House-approved bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.

By Wesley Lowery  |  04:05 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, debt limit, Eric Cantor, John Boehner

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Jack Lew: White House ‘not paying ransom’ on debt ceiling

“There is no reason to hold anything hostage to getting a debt ceiling raise,” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said after the meeting.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/06/2013

Boehner: House is ‘not going to pass’ a clean debt limit increase

The House Speaker talks about the debt limit.

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/06/2013

Jack Lew: Congress ‘playing with fire’ on debt ceiling

The Treasury Secretary makes the Sunday show rounds.

By Sean Sullivan  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Pelosi: ‘There’s no more cuts to make’

“The cupboard is bare,” Pelosi declares.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Obama: I will not negotiate on the debt ceiling

“In case there’s any confusion: I will not negotiate over whether America keeps its word,” Obama said.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:12 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 07/28/2013

Sen. Mike Lee: There will be no government shutdown

"We all know that the government's going to get funded," Lee said.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:21 AM ET, 07/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Obama holding news conference to push Congress on debt ceiling

President Obama will use his last news conference of his first term Monday to call on Congress to raise the debt ceiling, a White House official says.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, obama, White House

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Senate Democrats to Obama: Bypass Congress on debt limit 'if necessary'

Senate Democratic leaders encourage President Obama to bypass Congress if necessary to prevent the nation from defaulting if lawmakers do no raise the debt ceiling.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  03:30 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, Fiscal Cliff, obama, senate