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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    House Speaker John Boehner emerges weakened from budget and debt fight

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 08:21am by Reuters

    ... in Republican party circus The debt and budget crisis that gripped Washington was the story of a Republican Party at war with itself. Rebellious conservatives, over the objection of party moderates, ... Late on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a plan from the Democrat-led Senate to end the 16-day government shutdown and move the United States away from defaulting on its debts ...

  2. News - World - US POLITICS

    US House speaker John Boehner to 'take single bullet' on spending, debt

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington Strategists say Speaker won't risk a stopgap vote to end shutdown to avoid a revolt on debt ceiling Boehner 'will take single bullet' on spending, debt With his troops anxious for a way forward, John Boehner, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, began a closed-door meeting with fellow Republicans on Friday morning ...

  3. News - World - US POLITICS

    Bill Clinton refutes claims Hillary is 'out of touch' with middle-class life

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:13pm by Reuters

    ... "dead broke" and in debt after leaving the White House in 2001 and then drew more fire after suggesting to The Guardian newspaper last weekend that the Clintons are not "truly well off". "It is factually true that we were several million dollars in debt," Bill Clinton said on Tuesday of the couple's previous financial situation. He was speaking to NBC ...

  4. News - World - US POLITICS

    US ‘tea party’ celebrates fifth anniversary and plans poll impact

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:48pm by AFP

    ... Obama's health-care proposal, the seemingly never-ending federal bailouts, and skyrocketing national debt. The tea party name comes from the Boston Tea Party of 1773, a famed act of American ... the Republican brand. Trouble continued in January when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner defied core conservatives by introducing a US debt ceiling increase with no strings attached. And yet ...

  5. Business - Economy - US POLITICS

    Budget deal in the US would stop another government shutdown

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... Importantly, a budget bill under the agreed framework would free legislators to focus on how to reduce the main drivers of the country's debt, such as entitlement programmes including Medicare, ... it merely furthers "Washington's irresponsible budgeting decisions" by spending more than the government brings in. "We need a government with less debt and an economy with more ...

  6. News - World - US POLITICS

    Republicans hope 'tea party' is chastened by futile Obamacare fight

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:10pm by NYT

    ... who led this fight will shy away from doing so again when the debt limit again needs to be raised. Boehner's strategy always involved a gamble that his members would come away from ... weeks ago — became law shortly after midnight yesterday. Here are the provisions of the legislation: Debt ceiling: Extends US borrowing authority until February 7. The Treasury Department would ...

  7. News - World - US POLITICS

    Obama presses for passage of spending bill as deadline looms

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to see the fight over health care shift to the next fiscal battle- over the debt ceiling. The Treasury says it will reach its US$16.7 trillion borrowing cap by October 17, and if Congress does not raise it the country will default on its debts. The president said a default "would have a profound destabilising effect on the entire economy- on the world economy". "We've ...

  8. News - World - US POLITICS

    House of Representatives threatens Obamacare amid budget tensions

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US lawmakers vote to ransack healthcare law as battles over funding bill and debt ceiling resume Republicans set up Obamacare showdown A familiar Washington melodrama- will they or won't they shut down the government- took centre stage on Friday when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to fund the government, but only ...

  9. News - World - US POLITICS

    Hillary Clinton criticises 'divisive' politics that led to deadlock

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:09am by Bloomberg

    ... great, what kind of leadership is required to keep it great," she said. Lawmakers last week voted to pass legislation permitting the US to pay its debts, benefits and salaries, shifting ...

  10. News - World - US POLITICS

    United States House vote brings government shutdown closer

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... bill to raise the federal government's borrowing authority. Failure to raise the debt ceiling by mid-October could result in the government defaulting on its obligations. Additional ...




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