September 24, 2023

Debt limit derails the rest of Congress’ must-pass agenda

Speaker Kevin McCarthy has vowed to pass all 12 bills on the floor, which will be a particularly difficult feat with a four-vote margin. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Spending packages. The farm bill. Defense legislation. Congress’ knockdown fight over what was once its most mundane activity — raising the debt ceiling — is claiming an unintended

House Democrats Admit That Debt Limit Talks Are a ‘Concession Exercise’

House Democrats have become increasingly frustrated with how President Joe Biden and the White House are handling the debt ceiling negotiations with Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Many Democrats, especially those who may face difficult elections in 2src24, have complained that the White House has “bungled” the messaging war against Republicans. They believe that Democrats could

White House: We Shouldn’t Have Talked to McCarthy Sooner on Debt Limit

On Thursday’s broadcast of Bloomberg’s “Surveillance,” White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby responded to criticisms that President Joe Biden should have met with House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) about the debt ceiling sooner so that the President wouldn’t have to cancel parts of his overseas trip by stating that raising

Dem Rep. Boyle: ‘Deep-Pocketed Special Interests’ Will ‘Pressure’ GOP into Taking Our Side on Debt Limit

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” House Budget Committee Ranking Member Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) stated that “deep-pocketed special interests” “will start applying pressure to” Republicans to go along with Democrats on raising the debt ceiling without any spending reforms attached. While discussing the discharge petition by Democrats to force a vote on a

White House: We’re Not Negotiating over the Debt Limit and Have ‘to Get Default Taken off the Table’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Alex Wagner Tonight,” White House Communications Director Ben LaBolt stated that President Joe Biden is still not negotiating over the debt limit and “What the President has been open to throughout this process is a budget negotiation, is an appropriations negotiation through the typical process.” Host Alex Wagner asked, “Let

Republicans Are Right to Demand a ‘Dirty’ Debt Limit Bill

President Biden portrays House Republicans as hostage-takers for demanding that deficit savings accompany any debt limit increase. He maintains that “clean” debt limit bills reflect typical Washington practice and that attaching new savings would set a dangerous new precedent that endangers future debt limit legislation.The president is entitled to his policy preference. But his position

Debt limit X-date could still crash Congress’ summer break

The CBO estimates that the government is likely to need between $2srcsrc billion and $3srcsrc billion this month to make all of its payments. | Francis Chung/POLITICO If the U.S. government doesn’t run out of borrowing power by mid-June, the nation probably won’t risk breaching the debt limit until “at least the end of July,”

Lawmakers dismiss possibility of debt limit off-ramp

“I just think that this needs to get done and delay, delay, delay doesn’t solve anything, said Senate GOP Whip John Thune. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Congress is hurtling toward a debt crisis in weeks, and this time lawmakers may not be able to fall back on their time-honored tradition of punting the problem. Key members

Biden: I’ll meet with McCarthy — but not on debt limit

Joe Biden’s stance comes as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy tries to muscle a bill through the House that he’s cast as the GOP’s opening bid in the high-stakes standoff. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he is open to meeting again with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy — but would not give

Debt Standoff: House GOP Moves to Lock Down Package to Force Biden’s Hand on Spending Limit

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and other top House Republicans raced Tuesday to lock down votes for a legislative package that would raise the debt ceiling while cutting spending that they believe will strengthen their negotiating position with Democrats as a standoff looms later this year. McCarthy hosted GOP members in the speaker’s office all

Clyburn: Biden Will Talk to McCarthy on Debt Limit at ‘Proper Time’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of NBC’s “MTP Daily,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) stated that he’s “sure” President Joe Biden will invite House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to iron out a deal on the debt ceiling “when he thinks it’s the proper time to do it.” Clyburn stated, “The President’s job is to maintain security for

Explosion Rocks Nashville: ‘Intentional’ but Meant to Limit Casualties

Update — 5:24 P.M. EST: Authorities have found human remains near the explosion site in downtown Nashville, sources tell the Associated Press. Read Breitbart News’ full report below:  BREAKING: AP sources: Authorities have found human remains in the vicinity of the explosion in downtown Nashville. Find updates here: — The Associated Press (@AP) December 25,…

California Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration Rules That Would Limit Visas To Skilled Workers

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White struck down two Trump administration rules Tuesday that would have reduced the number of visas issued to skilled foreign workers each year. The Trump administration announced new changes to the H-1B visa program in October, which included new salary requirements on companies that hire foreign skilled workers and limited speciality…

2020: Don Lemon Reveals CNN Will Limit Airing Trump Rallies ‘in Real Time’

CNN anchor Don Lemon revealed that his network will limit the amount of time it devotes to airing President Donald Trump’s 2020 rallies unfiltered. “There will be no rallies that run in real time,” Lemon said at a Variety event on Friday. “There will not be so much space for candidates to let them ramble […]