Sixteen days into the government shutdown, the Senate and House voted Wednesday evening to end the fiscal stalemate.
Carney stated that the shutdown and debt ceiling deadline fighting are bad for the US and world economy, and the effect of “flirtation” with the debt ceiling and default is “harmful to the American people in all cases.”
Amid a government shutdown, looming US default and partisan bickering in Congress, President Obama was still able to focus on one of the more positive, “cool” things about his job.
Billionaire Warren Buffett says it would be idiocy for the nation’s leaders to allow the United States to default on its bills.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin believes President Barack Obama should be impeached if he raises the debt ceiling without the backing of Congress.
President Barack Obama is sounding an optimistic note saying there has been progress in the Senate toward resolving a standoff over the nation’s debt and the partial government shutdown. But he cautions that if Republicans don’t cooperate, “we stand a good chance of defaulting.”
Republicans are invoking former President Bill Clinton’s name as the government shutdown continues and the debt ceiling crisis looms.
In his weekly White House website address, President Obama talked about the dangers of not meeting the country’s financial commitments, raising the debt ceiling and ending the “Republican shutdown.”
A Senate Republican says there’s plenty of blame to go around for the partial government shutdown and specter of default.
From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing Tea Party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington.