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Balanced-budget amendment would do what?

Jul 19, 2011
A Republican proposal for an amendment requiring the U.S. government to balance its budget won't pass Congress. But it's worth looking at why the government doesn't have that requirement.

Where are women in the debt talks?

Jul 19, 2011
Besides House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, there are no women in the leadership of the debt ceiling debates. Congresswoman Susan Davis, a Democrat from California, says that should change.

The details of the latest debt ceiling plans

Jul 18, 2011
There are a lot of different debt ceiling plans in progress right now in Washington, but will any get through before the Aug. 2nd deadline?

New nominee for consumer finance protection

Jul 18, 2011
Richard Cordray, former attorney general of Ohio, is the nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But is any alternative to Elizabeth Warren, the interim head of the bureau, acceptable to Republicans who oppose the agency?

Richard Cordray new pick for consumer bureau head

Jul 18, 2011
President Obama today will not announce Elizabeth Warren to be his nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is expected to get the nomination.

S&P turns up the heat for a U.S. deficit deal

Jul 15, 2011
Standard & Poor's warns it may cut the U.S. credit rating if the debt ceiling is raised, but the impasse over longer-term fiscal issues remains.

The future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Jul 15, 2011
We take a listen to the congressional hearing on the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and a home owner who shares what he hopes the new agency will do for consumers like him.

Congressman Cooper: 'My colleagues are misbehaving'

Jul 15, 2011
Congressman Jim Cooper, a Democrat from Tennessee, urged his fellow lawmakers earlier this week to stop misbehaving and posturing for voters. He says that people need to remember to put their country first.

Wall Street versus Main Street reaction to debt ceiling debate

Jul 15, 2011
Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large at CBS/MoneyWatch, says people are reacting differently to this week's debt talks, and looks ahead to what could happen should politicians fail to settle the debates.

Debt talks: Are we ready for Plan C?

Jul 15, 2011
President Obama told lawmakers that "it's decision time" for the ongoing debt talks. But is there an actual deal within reach?

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