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Obama, Pelosi discuss debt ceiling increase

Oct 13 2013, 6:26pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday spoke with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about raising the government's borrowing authority without other conditions attached, or a "clean" debt ceiling increase, the White House said Sunday.

Washington, Oct 14 — US President Barack Obama Sunday spoke with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about raising the government's borrowing authority without other conditions attached, or a "clean"...

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Obama, Pelosi discuss debt ceiling increase

Oct 13 2013, 6:26pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday spoke with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about raising the government's borrowing authority without other conditions attached, or a "clean" debt ceiling increase, the White House said Sunday.

Washington, Oct 14 — US President Barack Obama Sunday spoke with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about raising the government's borrowing authority without other conditions attached, or a "clean" debt ceiling increase, the White House said Sunday.

"The president and Pelosi discussed the way forward on the pressing fiscal matters facing Congress today. They reinforced that there must be a clean debt limit increase that allows us to pay the bills we have incurred and avoid default," Xinhua quoted a White House statement as saying.

The first US government shutdown in 17 years drags on into its 13th day. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has told Congress that the federal government will reach its debt ceiling of $16.7 trillion by Oct 17 and that failure to raise it would lead to a catastrophic default.

"The House needs to pass the clean continuing resolution to open up the government and end the shutdown that is hurting middle class families and businesses across the country," said the readout of the discussion.

US House Republicans have floated an idea of a six-week debt ceiling increase to avert a debt default crisis and urged fiscal reforms to cut government budget deficits. But Obama wants a longer-term debt limit increase without other conditions attached.

"The president also thanked Pelosi for her efforts to move forward with a clean CR and a one-year clean debt limit increase that would prevent a first-ever default of our nation's credit," noted the readout.

However, Senate Republicans Saturday blocked a similar "clean" debt ceiling increase bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, to extend the government's borrowing authority through the end of 2014 without other conditions attached.

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Republicans look to make history

Nov 4 2014 5:55pm CST | Source: WND

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Nationwide suspense in battle for Senate

Nov 4 2014 5:06pm CST | Source: WND

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Government Isn't the Problem, It's the Bully Mentality

Nov 4 2014 10:05am CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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Nancy Pelosi raises $100 million for midterms

Nov 3 2014 1:54pm CST | Source: USATODAY

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Campaign implosions and close races disprove 'swing voter' mythology

Nov 3 2014 12:47pm CST | Source: Big Government

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The 'Stop Bill Maher' UC Berkeley Petition Is How Islamists, Not Liberals, Promote Free Speech.

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Pelosi, Gutierrez: Obama Should Give Temporary Amnesty to All Illegals

Oct 30 2014 7:38pm CDT | Source: Big Government

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) want President Barack Obama to give temporary amnesty to all of the country's illegal immigrants.  In a joint op-ed in Spanish-language Univision, Pelosi, Gutierrez, and Rep. Zoe Logfren (D-CA) said that "there are dozens of reforms" that Obama can enact with executive actions, and expanding deferred action and "parole" authorities would have the greatest im ...
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Bill Clinton Stumping in CA: 'Outside Money Meant to Diminish Voting'

Oct 30 2014 2:14pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Now that Barack Obama is persona non grata at rallies for Democratic candidates around the country, those candidates are turning to former president Bill Clinton to help them squeak out tight victories in November.  Clinton made appearances around California on Wednesday, first showing up at Oxnard College with Rep. Julia Brownley, who is running in her Ventura County district against state assemblyman Jeff Gorell. Clinton told a largely L ...
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Why Is the National Urban League Defending Online Discrimination?

Oct 29 2014 6:51am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Who did National Urban League President Marc Morial call "extreme" for supporting real Net Neutrality? Was it civil rights heroes John Lewis and John Conyers? Their congressional colleagues Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva and Nancy Pelosi? Or did he mean Sens. Cory Booker, Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren? Maybe he meant the ACLU, the AARP or the American Library Association? Or was it the National Council ...
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The incumbent-protection racket

Oct 28 2014 6:19pm CDT | Source: WND

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