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Obama, Pelosi discuss debt ceiling increase
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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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Americans Protest Illegals as High-Profile Conservatives Pander

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Watch: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

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Jul 19 2014 3:24pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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Jul 18 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: Big Government

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Report: HHS Sending Illegals with Contagious Diseases to States

Jul 17 2014 11:45am CDT | Source: Big Government

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reportedly sent illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases on planes to sites around the country that are being forced to house them. According to an ABC News report, HHS has admitted to "a breakdown of the medical screening processes" at an Arizona facility. While the illegal immigrant children were clear of symptoms during their initial screenings, they were not "re-screened and cleared for travel and pla ...
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Pelosi's bold prediction likely wrong

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Nancy Pelosi Holds Weekly Press Conference At Capitol
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Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly's Gun Control Group Raises $2.1 Million

Jul 16 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Financial reports filed July 15 show that Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly's gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), raised $2.1 million in the second quarter of 2014. The quarterly filing shows "notable contributions" included those from DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ($25,000), John Allan Soros ($5,000), Jennifer Allan Soros ($5,000), and The Weinstein Company, LLC ($5,000). They also received thousand ...
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Pelosi is 'very certain' Dems will take back House

Jul 16 2014 9:58am CDT | Source: USATODAY

Nancy Pelosi Holds Weekly Press Conference At Capitol
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