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  • The real story behind all those Obamacare waivers

    The real story behind all those Obamacare waivers
    Readers have been asking why The Times' editorial board has been so critical of House Republicans for trying to defund or delay key provisions of the 2010 healthcare law without faulting President Obama for supposedly granting Congress and hundreds of big...
  • Treasury warns default could cause worse financial crisis than 2008

    Treasury warns default could cause worse financial crisis than 2008
    WASHINGTON -- A federal government default caused by a failure to raise the debt limit could trigger a worse financial crisis than in 2008, the Treasury Department said Thursday in a report designed to pressure Congress to act before the Oct. 17 deadline....
  • Government shutdown Q&A: Why it's about to get more complicated

    Government shutdown Q&A: Why it's about to get more complicated
    Like many bad things in life, the current standoff over money to keep federal programs running has proved easier to stumble into than to get out of. Now the stalemate is about to get more complex. The reason: Congress has a second deadline to deal with....
  • Boehner needs Democrats to raise debt limit

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John A. Boehner has told fellow Republicans he would not have enough votes from his conservative majority to raise the debt limit and would have to rely on Democrats, as GOP leaders try to set the framework for a broader...
  • Government shutdown doesn't buy much more time on debt limit

    Government shutdown doesn't buy much more time on debt limit
    WASHINGTON -- The partial government shutdown reduces the federal government's expenses but not enough to significantly push back the mid-October date by which the debt limit needs to be raised, according to Treasury Department officials and a think-...
  • Boehner's shutdown advice from schoolkids: Listen to Lady Gaga

    Boehner's shutdown advice from schoolkids: Listen to Lady Gaga
    WASHINGTON -- In a closed strategy session of House Republicans, Speaker John A. Boehner on Friday shared letters of encouragement he received from schoolchildren who urged him to withstand shutdown stress by taking a nap, listening to music –...
  • Debt limit: Now the legal morass

    Debt limit: Now the legal morass
    No matter what President Obama does to work around Congress' refusal to raise the federal debt limit -- a real possibility given the brain freeze afflicting the House of Representatives these days -- the result will be a legal mess. That's the...
  • Obama: Failure to raise debt limit would 'cause economic chaos'

    Obama: Failure to raise debt limit would 'cause economic chaos'
    WASHINGTON — Failure by Congress to raise the nation’s debt ceiling would “cause economic chaos,” President Obama warned as he pressed House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) to allow votes to reopen government agencies and allow...
  • IMF official urges U.S. to get 'its act together' and raise debt limit

    IMF official urges U.S. to get 'its act together' and raise debt limit
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. needs to get "its act together" and raise the debt limit before a default derails the nation's recovery and damages the world economy, a top International Monetary Fund official said Wednesday. Short-term interest rates have risen...
  • Say it ain't so. Government shutdown pours craft beer down drain

    Say it ain't so. Government shutdown pours craft beer down drain
    Orlando, if you still think you aren't fazed by the federal government shutdown after reading today's column, think again. The political doltishness in Washington just got a lot more real. Because now we're talking about beer. Specifically, craft beer....
  • The debt ceiling merry-go-round

    The debt ceiling merry-go-round
    Having acceded once, and disastrously, to the demands of a rump group of tea-party-affiliated Republicans, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is now actually leading the Shutdown Caucus in the right direction — albeit not very far. On Thursday,...