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January 4th, 2013
06:07 PM ET

Could $1 trillion coin fix debt crisis?

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the idea to mint a $1 trillion coin to solve the debt-ceiling crisis.

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September 5th, 2012
12:00 PM ET

Cantor on debt: Plenty of blame to go around

House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor talks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer on August 30 about Paul Ryan and the debt.


Filed under: 2012 election • Debt • Eric Cantor • Interviews
BLITZER’S BLOG: Jon Huntsman stakes out positions on gay marriage, debt ceiling
August 3rd, 2011
02:30 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Jon Huntsman stakes out positions on gay marriage, debt ceiling

Washington (CNN) - You have to give Jon Huntsman some credit. He’s willing to go where none of the other major Republican presidential candidates are willing to go.

He was the only one who actually endorsed the debt ceiling deal worked out between President Obama and the Republican and Democratic leadership. Even former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who has a long history of being a moderate Republican, came out against the deal just before it was passed.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Debt • Interviews • Jon Huntsman • Same-sex marriage
August 3rd, 2011
12:50 PM ET

Sanders: 'Extremely unfair legislation'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) explains why he voted against the debt deal.

RELATED STORY: Sanders: Cut, cap, balance a 'disaster'


Filed under: Bernie Sanders • Debt • Interviews
August 3rd, 2011
10:45 AM ET

VP Biden 'closer' in debt deal

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the critical role Vice President Biden played in getting the debt deal done.

RELATED STORY: Biden hits the Hill


Filed under: Dan Lothian • Debt • Joe Biden
August 3rd, 2011
10:38 AM ET

Tea party goes from 'Hobbits' to winners

CNN's Jim Acosta reports the tea party members of Congress believe they have accomplished something big.


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Jim Acosta • Tea Party
BLITZER’S BLOG: Congress flees Washington
August 2nd, 2011
04:41 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Congress flees Washington

Washington (CNN) - It didn’t take very long for the House of Representatives to get out of Dodge. Within minutes of passing the debt ceiling legislation Monday night, they adjourned until Sept. 7. The August-plus-a-week-of-September recess has begun. Those members who could still get out of Washington Monday night bolted to Reagan National, Dulles or Baltimore/Washington Airport. The others waited until Tuesday.

Now that the Senate has passed the legislation, the senators are doing the exact same thing – rushing to get out of Washington for five weeks.
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August 2nd, 2011
07:55 AM ET

Students, hospitals face cuts after deal

CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on who will feel the impact of the initial spending cuts in the debt deal.

RELATED STORY Breaking ranks with tea party on debt

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August 1st, 2011
11:11 PM ET

Debt deal 'sugar-coated Satan sandwich'

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver talks to CNN about his budget vote and his recent "colorful" tweet regarding the deal.


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Interviews
August 1st, 2011
11:06 PM ET

Dissecting the debt deal

CNN's Brian Todd explains the cuts involved in the debt deal and how it will affect you.

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