Debt Ceiling

  It’s over. But just for now. President Barack Obama signed a bill that ends the 16-day partial government shutdown and raises the debt ceiling,…

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) blames President Barack Obama for the continued government shutdown as well as the looming default because he simply won’t negotiate,”…

Roland Martin appears in The Situation Room with Rich Galen and host Wolf Blitzer to debate if Congress and President Obama should cancel their breaks. There is a mounting backlash against Washington over the debt crisis and lawmakers going on vacation with the nation in crisis.

The New York Times cover story on Thursday highlighted the growing spending power of the super rich. While average American families struggle to make ends meet, the wealthy are flooding high-end stores to the point where Nordstrom has a waiting list for a Chanel sequined tweed coat for $9,010. But instead of emulating the frivolous […]

While the full details of the recent debt ceiling deal signed by President Obama have yet to be released to the public, many pundits and political experts are claiming that the hardest hit groups will be the poor and minorities. Since the deal was signed, President Obama has been criticized by the Congressional Black Caucus […]

Roland Martin talks with White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer about the agreement reached to raise the debt ceiling and why progressives should be happy with the debt deal. Pfeiffer also answers questions about potential budget cuts as well as how the poor, disenfranchised and those who need the most help in this economy will […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson called into question President Obama’s toughness this weekend in regards to his handling of the debt ceiling talks. Obama, who has been criticized by many for compromising with the stalwart Republicans, struck a deal that helped the country avert a financial crisis. Jackson, who spoke to Politico.com, said that the president is […]

Kentucky senator Rand Pau; got into a heated debate this past weekend over the raising of the debt ceiling with CNN anchor Don Lemon.

The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare. The strong bipartisan vote was 74-26. The measure now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation makes a down payment on taming out-of-control budget deficits. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon […]

Congressman James Clyburn joins Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss the debt deal. Congressman Clyburn expressed that the deal reached on July 31st is a bad deal and it could have been a lot worse. TJMS: Congressman James Clyburn Says Debt Deal Is A Bad Deal, But Could Have Been Worse […]

Kentucky senator Rand Pau; got into a heated debate this past weekend over the raising of the debt ceiling with CNN anchor Don Lemon. The argument began when Lemon asked Paul to not conduct the interview with any “talking points.” The Huffington Post reports: As the House and Senate again failed to reach an agreement […]

When congressional Republicans, egged on by the boisterous voices of the tea party, vigorously objected to President Barack Obama’s signing a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia in December, GOP stalwarts were called in to explain why it was necessary to support the effort. By having the secretaries of state under Republican presidents weigh in, […]