Debt Ceiling


  • Obama on initial site roll-out: 'We screwed it up' Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 2:40 PM ET
    President Barack Obama gives a press conference in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on December 20, 2013.

    President Obama said more than half a million Americans enrolled in health insurance plans through HealthCare.gov during the first three weeks of December.

  • DC in 2014: Maybe not quite so bad? Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    Surprise! Washington could be slightly less dysfunctional next year. Keep an eye on the debt ceiling, tax reform and mid-term elections. POLITICO's Ben White reports.

  • Debt ceiling could be hit in February: Lew Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    The Obama administration says the government may not be able to pay its bills as soon as February if lawmakers do not raise the federal debt ceiling.

  • After budget approval, more 'kumbaya' for DC? Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    President Barack Obama in September 2013 in New York City.

    Senate approval of the budget deal could provide an opening for making progress next year on President Obama's stalled legislative agenda.

  • Kerry arrives in Geneva as Iran deal comes into sight Saturday, 23 Nov 2013 | 4:36 AM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva on Saturday to join talks on Iran's contested nuclear program, as Tehran and six world powers appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough in the decade-old dispute.

  • Top US Senate tax writer urges corporate tax revamp Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 6:38 AM ET
    Sen. Max Baucus

    Democratic Senator Max Baucus called for repealing a tax code provision that allows U.S. multinationals to park foreign profits offshore tax-free.

  • Obama does not expect another debt-ceiling crisis Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 4:09 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington on November 19, 2013.

    President Obama says the government needs to stop governing by crisis and noted that he doesn't foresee another debt-ceiling crisis happening soon.

  • Snowe to Congress: Pass budget or face backlash Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    Olympia Snowe

    Sen. Olympia Snowe cited political divisiveness when she decided not to run for re-election. Now she's telling Congress to pass a budget or else.

  • How Obamacare disaster will impact budget talks Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    The disastrous Obamacare rollout means more leverage for those looking to cut spending to balance the federal budget, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • Kerry: Iran nuclear talks 'important gaps' Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the press upon his arrival in Geneva on November 8, 2013.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday important gaps needed to be bridged in high-stakes talks with Iran on curbing its nuclear program.

  • Obama expected to link Mass., federal health laws Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    When President Obama lands in Boston to talk about the federal health insurance overhaul, he'll be hoping to draw parallels with Massachusetts' law.

  • Obamacare’s foundation 'not workable': Rep. Ryan Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    Obamacare’s glitches are here to stay, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tells CNBC's Larry Kudlow.

  • Ron Paul: Rand wants Fed bill vote before Yellen Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:53 PM ET
    Former Rep. Ron Paul

    Ron Paul told CNBC that Sen. Rand Paul is threatening Janet Yellen's nomination as Fed chair so that he can pass the Fed transparency bill.

  • IRS delays tax-filing season up to 2 weeks Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:10 PM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    The start of the 2014 tax filing season will be delayed one to two weeks next year as a result of the 16-day government shutdown this month.

  • Not everyone vowing to avoid another govt shutdown Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 7:53 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.

  • Think debt fight was close? Wait until next year Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol

    The Obama administration was able to scrape up against the government's debt ceiling for five months before it came to the brink of default. It could have less breathing room in 2014.

  • Slow reboot for government economic data Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    With the government shutdown over, federal statisticians and economists face an uphill battle issuing the economic data reports that move markets.

  • Debt fight cost US economic credibility: Gundlach Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 3:11 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive officer of DoubleLine Capital LP.

    Message to Washington from a top money manager: Don't even think of another fiscal confrontation like the one the country just struggled through.

  • Dam project in McConnell's home state gets billions Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Sen. Mitch McConnell

    A number of earmarks were folded into the debt deal to deliver unrelated funds to different parts of the country, including the Senate minority leader's state.

  • Just 'locker room talk' in DC: Sen. Corker Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 9:31 AM ET
    Sen. Bob Corker

    Sen. Corker said people talk big, "but when it gets to signing a bill that actually has these things on it, it's hard to find the folks with you."