WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The Obama administration touted improvements to its new health insurance website on Wednesday and opposition Republicans shifted their criticism to the slow pace of early enrollments and fears some people may be left uninsured when coverage starts on Jan. 1.» Read More
Rep. Buck McKeon, (R-CA), met with President Obama today in hopes to get the government back to work over the weekend. "Most members in House don't know what order looks like; have to get back to running the place" he says.
President Obama and House Republicans did not agree on an extension of the nation’s borrowing authority, but both sides agreed to keep talking.
Julian Epstein, democratic strategist at Law Media Group, expects the U.S. debt debate to get a six-week extension and negotiations to center around tax reform rather than Obamacare.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest on a possible short-term deal in Washington offered by the GOP.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator, (D) New York says Republicans realize the importance of getting a deal done.
The nation's largest money market mutual fund manager, Fidelity, sold t-bills due to pay interest at the end of the month. Andrew Burkly, Oppenheimer, and George Goncalves, Nomura, weigh in.
President Obama is set to meet with Senate Democrats and House Republicans later today. CNBC's John Harwood has the details.
Ed O'Keefe, congressional reporter at The Washington Post, says it's impossible to know what a deal between Democrats and Republicans would look like even after Obama signaled concessions could be made.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Janet Yellen appears set to win U.S. Senate confirmation as the first female Federal Reserve chair given unified support from Democrats, who will only need to pick up a few Republican votes to secure her confirmation.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) says Democrats have been trying to negotiate on the budget since March. However, the President will not negotiate under the threat of default.
Leaders are counting on an economic meltdown to pull Republicans into line, but a broad section of the party says a default poses little threat.
Terry Duffy, CME Group, shares his solution to avert the debt ceiling deadline.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow and Eamon Javers provide immediate reaction to President Obama's statements on the government shutdown and debt ceiling battle.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, (R-KS), and Rep. John Yarmuth, (D-KY), share their plans to find a solution to the debt crisis battle.
Four structural factors helped push the U.S. into this government shutdown, and now facing potential default.
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean (D) discusses the potential bipartisan committee that may be set up in the House, and how he thinks President Obama should negotiate.
CNBC's Larry Kudlow provides insight on the Republicans new offer to set up bipartisan committees to discuss the debt ceiling, the continuing resolution and other issues.
The more Wall Street is convinced that Washington will act rationally and raise the debt ceiling, the less pressure there will be on lawmakers.
WASHINGTON, Oct 7- The Obama administration says a U.S. default would be "catastrophic." Barton's position could reflect a genuine disagreement with warnings by Wall Street and Washington analysts or he could be downplaying the default to gain tactical advantage in negotiations with President Barack Obama.