debt ceiling


Debt ceiling delay: GOP proposes three-month window

Jan 18, 2013
In a proposal floated today that comes from their weekend policy retreat in Virginia, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives proposed raising the debt ceiling for three months. In essence, 'kicking the can down the road' one more time.
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Choose your own debt ceiling adventure

Jan 17, 2013
The known-knowns and the known-unknowns of the debt ceiling debate. And, a handy flow chart.
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Another day, another debt limit debate

Jan 16, 2013
If this is Wednesday, there must be news of the debt limit. And in fact -- there is. Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) introduced a measure that would get rid of the debt ceiling altogether.
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What is the debt ceiling? An explainer

Jan 15, 2013
Confused by all the mud-slinging around Washington over the debt ceiling? Don't know who to blame? Here's a quick explainer on the debt ceiling's function and why this fight could turn out to be messy.
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Debt ceiling stand-off? President challenges Republicans

Jan 14, 2013
In the final news conference of his first term, President Obama made a new pitch for "balance" as Washington approaches another fiscal deadline.
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So-called debt ceiling?

Jan 14, 2013
President Barack Obama warned Republicans that not raising the "so-called" debt ceiling is "irresponsible" and "absurd." Wait a second... so-called?
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Forget the trillion dollar coin: Try the IOU

Jan 10, 2013
USC professor Edward Kleinbard suggests IOUs are the best way to fix the debt ceiling.
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Congressman blocks trillion-dollar coin idea

Jan 7, 2013
Oregon Republican Congressman Greg Walden has introduced a bill outlawing trillion-dollar debt-paying platinum coins.
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Minting, not printing, dollars to ease debt

Jan 4, 2013
A trillion dollar coin? It’s legal for the Treasury to mint and it could resolve the debt ceiling debate. But don’t bet your paper money on it.
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Should we worry about U.S. debt?

Dec 27, 2012
Raising the debt ceiling used to be routine. Is now really different than before?
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