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August 1st, 2011
11:00 PM ET

Pentagon a loser in debt deal?

CNN's Barbara Starr looks at what's at stake for the U.S. military once lawmakers agree on long-term deficit reduction.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Debt • Deficit • Military
BLITZER'S BLOG: Debate is just beginning
August 1st, 2011
02:07 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Debate is just beginning

Washington (CNN) - If you liked the debt ceiling debate of recent days, you probably will love the debate that will occur in the days leading up to Thanksgiving this year.

If you hated the current debate, you probably will despise the one coming up in four months.
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Filed under: Debt • Wolf Blitzer
July 28th, 2011
07:11 PM ET

Are deficit 'hawks' handling their debt?

CNN's Brian Todd looks into some of the debt problems of the people leading the fight against raising the debt ceiling.

RELATED STORY: The debt ceiling battle: Where things stand

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Debt
July 28th, 2011
06:12 PM ET

John McCain taking on the tea party?

CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the flurry of Tolkien references John McCain used in challenging tea party congress members.

RELATED STORY: McCain refers to 'tea party hobbits,' blasts Bachmann-backed idea


Filed under: Debt • Jim Acosta • John McCain • Tea Party
July 28th, 2011
04:50 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Obama’s chief of staff is confident there will be a deal

Washington (CNN) – White House Chief of Staff William Daley is still optimistic that some sort of deficit crisis deal will be worked out by Tuesday’s Treasury-imposed deadline. But he says he’s not so certain about the future of America’s AAA credit rating.

In an exclusive interview with me at the White House, Daley said, “The four leaders of the Congress have said that the debt ceiling will be extended” and he’s “confident that they will come together.”
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President Obama • White House • Wolf Blitzer
July 27th, 2011
09:35 PM ET

Tea Party says ignore Aug. 2nd deadline

Many Tea Party activists say fears of a debt ceiling armageddon are overblown and urge GOP lawmakers to hold the line.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Debt • Tea Party
July 27th, 2011
09:29 PM ET

U.S. at risk of credit downgrade

Financial analysts say lawmakers should be very worried about a possible downgrade of America's credit rating. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

RELATED STORY: Debt ceiling fight: What a downgrade would mean


Filed under: Debt • Mary Snow
July 27th, 2011
08:24 PM ET

'The kid from Ohio' takes on a president

Lisa Sylvester reports on the background and upbringing of the legislator caught in the middle of a debt ceiling debate.

RELATED STORY: Boehner to GOP members: 'Get your ass in line'

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Filed under: Debt • Lisa Sylvester • Speaker John Boehner
July 27th, 2011
08:11 PM ET

Quest: 'World flabbergasted, bewildered'

CNN's Richard Quest explains how the world views the U.S. debt crisis and what to expect from a credit rating reduction.

RELATED STORY: Debt ceiling fight: What a downgrade would mean


Filed under: Debt • Richard Quest
July 27th, 2011
08:10 PM ET

Carney: 'We're running out of time'

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to White House Press Secy. Jay Carney about Obama's efforts to reach a debt relief solution.


Filed under: Debt • Interviews • Jay Carney • White House
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