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McConnell Vows To Block Next Debt Ceiling Vote

The Washington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Friday vowed that Republicans will not offer any more assistance to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. In a letter sent to President Biden, McConnell made clear he would be willing to allow the United States to default on its national debt rather than work with Democrats. The letter came …

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Senate Votes 61-38 To Increase Federal Debt Ceiling

NPR reports: The Senate has passed a bill to increase the federal debt ceiling, after weeks of tense cross-aisle negotiations regarding the looming threat of the country defaulting on its debt. The legislation was approved Thursday night along party lines, with a simple majority. An earlier procedural vote required Republicans to get to 60 votes. It got 61. House approval …

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Schumer Announces Temporary Deal On Debt Ceiling

ABC News reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blinked after a three-month stalemate with Democrats. Democrats appear to have taken a deal that many in the caucus acknowledge is little more than kicking the can down the road. But as aides and members have made clear to over the course of the last 15 hours, what other choice was there? …

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McConnell Blocks Bid To Bypass Filibuster On Debt

The Hill reports: Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) blocked an effort by Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to bypass the 60-vote legislative filibuster on a debt ceiling hike. Schumer tried to get an agreement to set up a simple majority vote on a bill to suspend the nation’s borrowing limit, which would bypass the filibuster and let Democrats raise …

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Deficit Comparison

The debt ceiling kerfuffle has prompted the BBC to post several economic comparison charts. Taken out of context, the numbers are staggering. The US has a total debt pile of almost $17 trillion (£10.6 trillion), which is expected to rise to almost $23tn in the next five years. Japan is not far behind, with current debts totalling $11.5tn. By any …

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GOP Offers “Temporary” Debt Ceiling Deal

John Boehner: We want to offer temporary relief from debt ceiling for chance to sit down and hammer out long-term deal — Yahoo (@Yahoo) October 10, 2013 JUST IN: House Republican leaders offer temporary increase in the debt ceiling pic.twitter.com/pVnlRES2Mf — NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) October 10, 2013

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RNC: A Debt Ceiling Flashback

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Obama: GOP Is Holding America Ransom

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RNC: Americans Expect More

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