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While Congress and the White House still have more than two weeks to raise the debt ceiling before the Treasury Department's early August deadline, the financial markets are getting jittery, fearing they won't reach a deal in time.
Horror stories are flying about the damage that might be wreaked should Congress and President Obama fail to cut a deal by the Aug. 2 deadline to increase America's borrowing limit. Nearly every American is in harm's way, either directly or indirectly.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned U.S. lawmakers Thursday that they would deliver a "self-inflicted" wound to the nation's economy by holding up efforts to raise the government's borrowing limit.
Capitol Hill lawmakers scrambled Wednesday to come up with backup plans to decide who would still get paid if the government bumps up against its debt limit next month, as the outlook for a deal grew gloomier and following President Obama's warning that Social Security benefit checks could be halted.
The Air Force Academy recently purchased 25 advanced trainers from Cirrus Aircraft for its powered-flight program, an integral part of the cadets pilot training.
President Obama said Tuesday that he may have to halt Social Security benefit checks in August if he and congressional leaders can't agree to raise the government's debt limit.
A coalition of reform groups wants the House Committee on Ethics to resume its work on the long-pending investigation of Rep. Maxine Waters and provide a public accounting of the status of the case against the California Democrat.
Some things just don't make any sense. Here's a prime example: Why is the Obama administration adding more debt onto the American taxpayer's back in order to provide more than $9 billion a year in loans to help a foreign country, Argentina, despite that country's continued disregard of U.S. and international law?
President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to "do something big" to reduce the federal budget deficit, spurned talk of a short-term deal with Republicans to raise the debt limit and invited leaders to come Thursday to the White House to revive negotiations.