If US lawmakers do not vote to raise the debt ceiling by Sept. 30, the US Department of Education and other parts of the government could shut down. This blog post offers four possibilities for educators to consider as debate gets underway.
At his rally in Phoenix last night, President Trump threatened to shut down the government if Congress doesn't fund his border wall with Mexico. His threat comes at a time when Congress faces some difficult budget challenges. Here's …
Some of us have painful memories of 2011 when many people first learned of the arcane piece of federal legislation called the debt ceiling (or debt limit), which caps the amount of money the U.S. government can borrow. Contentious …
That very odd Mnuchin gold Tweet was a signal, it was a message, and it was to a specific group. But a “gold audit” is the least of the nation’s worries as another …
WASHINGTON (Tribune Washington Bureau/TNS) - The nation’s credit rating is at …
News of the debt ceiling is front and center as the debate grows over whether Congress will or won’t raise it before October. What’s special about October? The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said recently that the government will …
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promises there is “zero chance” …
This from Fitch Ratings, probably not surprising, that they will review the U.S. debt rating if the debt ceiling is not raised Fitch reiterated that prioritizing payments may not be compatible with a Triple-A rating And, a government shutdown …
The United States Capitol is seen prior to an all night round of health care votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2017. The White House has made raising the debt ceiling this fall seem like a simple task, but a looming …