debt ceiling


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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The history of the debt ceiling

Dec 26, 2012
History reveals a controversial task for the debt limit that goes all the way back to World War I.
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