The Oh-So-Familiar Debt Ceiling Dance

Opinion | Robert P. Murphy
An ambulance is seen in front of the US Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. US lawmakers embarked on another day of high-stakes political brinkmanship Wednesday, battling to scrape together an eleventh hour deal to protect Washington's battered financial standing. At midnight (0400 GMT), the US economy will sail into uncharted waters and the Treasury will no longer be able to guarantee it will be able to meet its obligations and avert a devastating debt default. The only way to avert this peril, which could send global markets into turmoil and threaten another recession, would be for Congress to agree to raise the US government's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

We don’t need any more tinkering with the rules.

Sorry debt limit, it's just not working out

Opinion | Jonathan Bydlak

It hasn’t done what it was supposed to do: Limit spending

How Ted Cruz, FreedomWorks, and Heritage Action lost the government shutdown

Opinion | Ryan Ellis

The Vitter Amendment would have been a decent fig leaf.

The budget showdown concludes -- with setting up a new one

Opinion | Tad DeHaven
Budget Battle

The GOP doesn’t look any better going into the next budget fight in January.

In praise of Barack Obama

Opinion | John Tate

‘I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.’

Dems rip debt ceiling meeting: This hearing is about how to create chaos' - TheDCNF

Politics | Betsi Fores
House Ways and Means committee chairman Dave Camp

‘This crisis is manufactured by Republicans’

The fight for spending cuts

Opinion | Tim Phillips

Republicans should use the debt ceiling and sequester as leverage to rein in government spending.

Congressman wants to cut salaries of lawmakers if federal spending increases - TheDC

Politics | Alex Pappas
Snow on the U.S. Capitol. Getty Images/Win McNamee.

‘So if spending goes up by 10%, we’re reducing your salary by 10%’

Rep. Rush: Despite payroll tax hike, fiscal cliff deal a 'win-win' for Americans [VIDEO] - TheDC

Politics | Nicholas Ballasy
Bobby Rush

Dem congressman defends deal

House to take symbolic vote against debt hike - AP

US | Kells Hetherington

GOP-controlled House on Wednesday kicked off another session by slating a futile vote against raising the government’s borrowing cap by $1.2 trillion

Obama to ask for debt limit hike: Treasury official - Reuters

Business | Kells Hetherington

The debt limit currently stands at $15.194 trillion

In political vote, House GOP opposes new borrowing - AP

Business | InternAdmin

Democrats say vote was a waste of time

In debt debate, we can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good

Editorial | Rep. Renee Ellmers

Speaker Boehner’s debt ceiling bill is the best option on the table.

Obama's choice

Editorial | Richard Rahn

The U.S. will only default on its debt if President Obama makes a conscious decision to do so.

Ignore the fire alarms

Feature:Opinion | Brian Wesbury

The U.S. is not at risk of defaulting on its debt.

Obama, Boehner and 'Rashomon'

Opinion | Lanny Davis

Republicans and Democrats need to reach a compromise on the debt ceiling.

Tea Partiers are the adults in debt ceiling debate

op-ed | Matt Kibbe

Cut, Cap and Balance is not only a reasonable compromise; it’s a smart solution to our debt crisis.

The case for debt-limit 'extremism'

Opinion | Timothy Shoemaker

The more concessions Republicans demand from Democrats, the more concessions they’ll get.

A downgrade is serious business

Opinion | Larry Kudlow

And the S&P’s David Beers knows it.

We need to change the way the debt limit works

op-ed | David Malpass

The current debt limit should be replaced with one that forces spending cuts.