The effort to raise the country's borrowing limit saw the resumption of talks between President Obama and top congressional leaders on Wednesday. Kwame Holman reports on the lawmakers' race against the Aug. 2 deadline.
Judy Woodruff and Political Editor David Chalian discuss the state of play.
Tea Party supporters in the House pushed a "Cut, Cap and Balance" program on Monday, demanding a vote even though the House plan has little chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Kwame Holman reports on the debt-ceiling stalemate and the Senate's…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks weigh in on the week's top political news, including the debt limit standoff and President Obama's campaign fundraising haul.
Governors Tell Washington: Find a Compromise on Deficit Plan…
There were no White House deficit talks Friday, but the behind-the-scenes maneuvering continued. In a public statement, President Obama called for Congress to produce a "serious plan" over the weekend.
President Obama spoke to reporters at the White House about ongoing debt limit talks.
David Chalian, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff analyze President Obama's news conference…
President Obama speaks at a news conference ahead of a meeting on the debt limit.
The Senate gave up its Fourth of July recess to focus on raising the U.S. debt ceiling, but there was no sign Wednesday that lawmakers were close to reaching an agreement on the basic divide: tax hikes vs. spending cuts.
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