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Speaker of the House John Boehner responds to President Barack Obama's comments at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Boehner To Lay Out Debt Ceiling Proposal To Obama

House Speaker John Boehner will ask House Republicans for a short-term debt ceiling increase in an effort to avoid a default, The Associated Press reports.


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Wall Street Analyst: ‘We’re Going To Lose Our Power Seat’ If US Defaults

A Wall Street analyst warned that not raising the debt ceiling or ending the government shutdown any time soon could have dire consequences for the global economy.


President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Raising Debt Ceiling ‘Does Not Add a Dime to Our Debt’

President Barack Obama held a press conference Tuesday at the White House on the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling.


House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media while flanked by, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy,  Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins after a meeting with House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol, on Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Analyst: GOP Taking Blame Because ‘Public Has Become Conditioned To Blaming Republicans For Obstruction’

Republicans are taking it on the chin in the court of public opinion during the government shutdown.


Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 1, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

GOP Rep: Treasury Secretary’s Assertion US Could Default If Debt Ceiling Not Raised ‘Simply False’

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo said Monday he would “absolutely not” vote to raise the debt ceiling without spending cuts, downplaying the possibility of a U.S. default that has already made global markets nervous.


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Debt Limit Overtaking Shutdown as U.S. Crisis Focus

A market-rattling federal default loomed and the partial government shutdown lingered on Monday, but a gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the nation’s most challenging short-term economic disputes.


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‘Sugar Daddy’ Dating Sites Say Government Shutdown A Huge Boost To Sign-Ups

An online dating website which bills itself as “The World’s Largest Sugar Daddy Dating Website” says it has recorded a 50 percent jump in average daily sign-ups since the start of the government shutdown.


House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to members of the press during a news conference on Sept. 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Republicans Offer Smaller Budget Cuts On Debt Measure

House Republicans are far less ambitious this week in their demands for spending cuts to erase new debt issued to pay the government’s bills than they were during a budget battle two years ago.


Obama Seeks $1 Billion To Curb Central American Immigration  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Threat Of Not Raising The Debt Ceiling Being Used To Extort’ Me

House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship as critical deadlines approach.


Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a press conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank headquarters on Dec. 12, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bernanke: Approaching Debt Limit Is One Of ‘Critical Fiscal Watersheds’

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday that it’s important that Congress raise America’s borrowing limit before the Treasury runs out of maneuvering room to avoid a potential default on U.S. debt.