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President Barack Obama. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Threat’ Of Debt Ceiling Remains A Political ‘Loaded Gun’

President Barack Obama spoke with the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council meeting of nearly 100 chief executives, reiterating that his administration is not “lavishly spending,” and the debt ceiling is more of just a “loaded gun” for politics.

11/20/2013

"Black Friday" Launches Holiday Shopping Season

Season Of Uncertainty For Stores

Will Washington be the Grinch who stole Christmas?

10/18/2013

Obama: Not Raising Debt Ceiling Will Create New ‘Republican Default Tax’

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.”

10/14/2013

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama Risking Default By Rejecting Talks With Republicans

The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.

10/06/2013

President Barack Obama. (credit: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Iran Will Never Develop Nuclear Weapons’

Before speaking to members of the press regarding a potential government shutdown due to Senate infighting about the national budget, President Barack Obama began by discussing a phone conversation that he had with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

09/27/2013

In a blistering warning to congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama said it would be the "height of irresponsibility" for lawmakers to cause another economic crisis just five years after the collapse of the nation's financial system. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Warns Republicans Against Promises To Create ‘Economic Chaos’

In a blistering warning to congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama said it would be the “height of irresponsibility” for lawmakers to cause another economic crisis just five years after the collapse of the nation’s financial system.

09/16/2013

Congress needs to raise the debt limit and take away the "cloud of uncertainty" about the nation's ability to pay its bills, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said in an interview broadcast Sunday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Treasury Secretary: Raise Debt Limit, Remove ‘Cloud Of Uncertainty’

Congress needs to raise the debt limit and take away the “cloud of uncertainty” about the nation’s ability to pay its bills, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

07/28/2013

File photo of the House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House GOP May Seek Short-Term Debt Limit Extension

House Republicans may seek a quick, short-term extension of the government’s debt limit, a move that would avoid an immediate default by the Treasury as the party seeks to maximize leverage in negotiations over spending cuts with President Barack Obama this spring, officials said Thursday.

01/17/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: GOP A Party Without A Plan

With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.

11/30/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

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