Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Downgrade Was the Plan All Along

Get the downgrade, was the Republican mission brief whispered on Capitol Hill, and you get the President. And Standard & Poor’s, one of the original “Great Recession” instigators, happily obliged with its dress-down of the nation’s credit rating on Friday night.

‘Gang of Six’ Presents Bipartisan Debt Ceiling Plan — But Can...

Time is winding down to raise the nation’s federal debt ceiling ahead of the August 2 deadline. Amid the posturing and political stances in...

No Extortion for Debt Ceiling Vote — Stand Up for Working...

"We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation."  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rarely have...

President Obama Scolds Congress on Debt Ceiling — But is Talk...

Since emerging on the national political stage as a U.S. Senate candidate in 2004 and later during his run for president in 2008, Barack...

Congress in Stalemate on Debt Ceiling; Americans Losing Faith

On Aug. 2, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner estimates, the United States will default on its debt obligations. Many are worried, as the date approaches...

GOP Forces Debt Limit Vote, Lays Out Demands for Spending Cuts

In a curious piece of showmanship, the Republican leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday brought to a vote the question of raising the federal debt — knowing that the measure would fail.