Debt Limit

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Addresses Debt Limit, Gun Control In Final News Conference Of First Term

President Barack Obama demanded Monday that Congress raise the federal debt limit quickly and said he will soon ask Congress to enact new gun legislation in the wake of the shootings a month ago in Newtown, Conn.

01/14/2013

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

The Federal Reserve Building is seen in Lower Manhattan in New York.(Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Bank Executives, Treasury Department Officials Meet At Federal Reserve To Discuss Debt Ceiling

The Treasury invited 20 of the largest banks to a meeting to discuss an upcoming quarterly auction of government debt.

07/29/2011