We all know that politics makes strange bedfellows, but the events of the last couple of days leave even the most politically savvy analysts scratching their heads. This week, President Trump struck a deal with Democratic congressional …
It was just over two years ago when Congress last fought about increasing the nation's borrowing limit. After that battle, Standard & Poor's downgraded the credit rating of the United States by one notch, and the S&P 500 stock index …
The biggest difference between a vision and a hallucination are the number of people who can see it. Even many who voted for President Obama are restless; the hope and change he promised is turning into a nightmare. In case those closest …
A divided U.S. House voted Tuesday to let the government borrow enough money to pay its bills for the next year, sending the measure to the Senate in an effort by Republican leaders to avoid another politically damaging legislative impasse …
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Once again, Washington finds itself dealing with the debt ceiling, an issue that seems to tie up an increasingly polarized Congress that seems to put its own best interests ahead of Main Street America. In this posting, I want to take a look …
Re: “$17 trillion in debt and rising — who’s crazy now?” Oct. 27 letter to the editor. Letter-writer Jack Tanner has parroted what many in the Tea Party have said regarding the recurring argument over debt ceiling legislation. When he says …
One of the most revealing things about American politics, and of the journalists who cover it for a living, is the unspoken assumption that Democrats will rescue Republicans, and thus the country, from the reckless way they have treated the …
The rollout of ObamaCare and the subsequent government shutdown have engaged the attention of millions of Americans. Unfortunately, both issues are inconsequential compared to what will likely be another battle over raising the debt
I have to admit that I’m a little frustrated with the narrative that’s been built up around Donald Trump’s decision to side with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi on the length of a debt limit extension. This is for a few reasons, actually. Maybe …
With possibly less than a month before the United States hits its $16.4 trillion debt ceiling – aka falls off the "debt cliff" – the country is wondering what happens if Washington fails to raise the limit. Almost everyone agrees that even though …