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Debt Ceiling

  1. Trump’s Impulsiveness Has Again Been Mistaken for Something DeeperWhat we’re seeing is not political independence.
  2. Trump Wants to Eliminate the Debt Ceiling. He’s Right.Naturally, Paul Ryan wants to stop his one good idea.
  3. House Conservatives Angry at Trump’s Debt-Ceiling Deal, Threaten Paul RyanThe complete version of the story makes even less sense than the headline.
  4. Trump Sides With Democrats on Debt-Limit Deal, Avoiding Government ShutdownAgainst the objections of Republican leaders, Trump struck a deal for a three-month debt-ceiling extension.
  5. Trump Blasts GOP Leaders for Creating Debt-Ceiling ‘Mess’The president plays backseat Majority Leader, as relations between the White House and Capitol Hill continue to sour.
  6. Donald Trump Assures Voters That They’ll Never Know What He’ll Do As PresidentBy vowing to pursue unpredictable policies, Trump has invented the self-fulfilling campaign promise.
  7. The Dirty Barn That Is Congress Is No Longer Full of You Know What, Boehner SaysHe also leaves the Freedom Caucus with a final eye roll. 
  8. Frank Rich: Boehner’s Surrender Changes NothingYesterday’s truce was a temporary victory for what remains of the Republican Establishment — and that’s about it.
  9. Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell Issue Least Frightening Hostage Threat EverYou’ll get nothing and like it.
  10. Democrats vs. Republicans vs. Tea PartiersThe three-party system is even worse than the two-party system.
  11. Boehner’s Next Stage of Grief: Grand BargainingYeah, that’ll work.
  12. GOP Suspends Debt Ceiling for Three Months, Gets Pretty Much Nothing in ReturnChuck Schumer is gloating.
  13. Debt Ceiling Hostage EnablersIt takes two to hold a debt ceiling hostage crisis: one to hold it, the other to be held. Can we really say which is worse?
  14. Republican Angry at Trillion-Dollar-Coin SolutionThe hilarious but totally sound idea whose time has come.
  15. Tim Geithner Not Sticking Around for Another Debt Ceiling MessThis time, the Treasury secretary is really leaving.
  16. Did Timothy Geithner Mention We’re Hitting the Debt Ceiling in Five Days?We’re hitting the debt ceiling in five days.
  17. Romney’s Closing Argument: Threats Are MadeWhat was once black humor is now Romney’s central campaign rationale.
  18. Debt-Ceiling Showdown Part II Is ComingStarring House Speaker John Boehner.
  19. Eric Cantor: The Early YearsI want what I want when I want it.”
  20. Bill Clinton Not Informed on FilibusterI was wrong.”
  21. Maybe We Can Solve This Debt-Crisis Thing With a Federal Membership to Costco?It’s the paper clips that are pushing our country to ruin.
  22. Nan Hayworth: The Tea Party’s Woman in New YorkTalking Wall Street, the debt ceiling, and Republican fashion with the freshman congresswoman from upstate New York, who yesterday backed Eric Cantor’s call for hurricane-relief funds to be matched by budget cuts.
  23. White House to Tim Geithner: You’re Not Going AnywhereThe Treasury Secretary’s thoughts of leaving are not being entertained by Obama.
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    Watch David Lynch’s Short Film About the Debt CeilingIt could have used a little bit of Laura Dern.
  25. The Doomsday Clock: Frank Rich and Adam Moss Relive the Debt-Ceiling CountdownAre you as dejected as I am? Can you say something to make me feel better?”
  26. House Passes Debt-Ceiling Deal 269-161 [Update]One Satan sandwich and a very, very strong cocktail, please.
  27. By President Obama’s Own Standard, This Is a Bad CompromiseObama outlined his definition of a “good compromise” in 2004. This clearly isn’t one of them.
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    Let The West Wing Explain the Debt Ceiling to YouAnd let Kristen Chenoweth be your tiny, adorable stand-in.
  29. Chambers of Doom: Is This the Worst Congress Ever?How the accomplishments of the 112th Congress stack up against famously awful sessions of yore.
  30. Congress: The Worst Spectator Sport EverThese down-to-the-wire legislative battles are horrible, ulcer-inducing events.
  31. Boehner Seems to Be Failing the Leadership Test Posed by the Debt TalksBut everyone is, really.
  32. No Vote Tonight for Boehner’s Debt PlanIt’s still not over.
  33. Highly Anticipated Vote on Doomed Bill DelayedBoehner bill didn’t have the votes in time.
  34. Michele Bachmann Has No Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment ArgumentObama would have the power to unilaterally collect taxes? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
  35. John Heilemann on Morning Joe: Boehner’s Plea to His PartyWill the tough-guy shtick work?
  36. Al Franken Is Getting Started on His ‘Welcome Terrorists’ SignIf the debt ceiling isn’t raised, they’ll be free to enter the country whenever they want. There will be no counter-terrorism agents or border security.
  37. Sarah Palin Nearly Makes a Solid Point About the Debt CeilingNearly! But actually really wrong.
  38. John Boehner Will Rewrite His Debt-Ceiling Bill [Update]Thanks a lot, CBO.
  39. There’s No Whining in Debt Ceiling BallSorry.
  40. So About August 2 ...It’s not important.
  41. Obama, Boehner Use Prime-Time Addresses to Blame Each Other for EverythingThey interrupted real TV for this?
  42. The Democrats Have Lost Debt-Ceiling ChickenHarry Reid is offering a plan with all spending cuts, no tax revenues. But now Boehner wants something else.
  43. John Heilemann on Morning Joe: The Absurdity of Ongoing Debt Ceiling TalksWhen push comes to shove, you could do it in about an hour.”
  44. Democrats Furious About Debt Deal That May or May Not Be HappeningWill Obama drop his demand for tax increases?
  45. Bill Clinton Would Just Ignore the Debt CeilingHe’d “force the courts to stop” him.
  46. important ceilings
    Why the Balanced Budget Amendment Is Terrible, and Why Congress Is Voting on It AnywayHooray Congress!
  47. America Really Impressed With How Everyone’s Handled the Debt CeilingPeople are disappointed in the GOP most of all.
  48. GOP Split As August 2 Debt-Ceiling Deadline ApproachesCan’t agree on a Plan A, B, or C.
  49. Obama Still Retains the Capacity to Hope, for Some ReasonI always have hope; don’t you remember my campaign?”
  50. John Heilemann on Morning Joe: Will Debt Votes Hurt Dems?Possibly, if they have to vote to raise the debt limit three times in the next year.
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