Watchdog Slams Biden DOJ’s Push to Preserve Debt Ceiling as Another Crisis Looms

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland looks on as President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 13, 2022.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) “Why is the Biden administration trying to rob itself of a clear opportunity to protect American workers and… Continue reading

Here Are the Progressives Who Voted Against the GOP’s Debt Ceiling ‘Extortion Scheme’

First row from left, Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Cori Bush (D-Mo.) talk with reporters on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on May 31, 2023.  (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images) “We cannot continue to capitulate to a far-right Republican Party and their extreme… Continue reading

It’s on McCarthy to Find Votes for Ransom Package, Say Progressives

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) walks through the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on May 30, 2023.  (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) “Kevin McCarthy took the American economy, and working people’s economic security, hostage,” said one campaigner. “Now if he wants to get his ransom, he ought to put up the… Continue reading

Sanders Says Cuts to Aid Programs Should Be ‘Off the Table’ as White House and GOP Near Deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at a news conference on May 18, 2023 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) “What should be off the table are children in America, where we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country.” JAKE JOHNSON May 26, 2023 (… Continue reading

GOP Pushes for Even Larger Pentagon Budget Amid ‘Unconscionable’ Profiteering

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol on May 17, 2023 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) “Free advice for the speaker of the House: if you want to cut spending so bad, start and end with the Pentagon budget,” said one watchdog group…. Continue reading

Congress shouldn’t get paid until debt ceiling is addressed, House Democrat says

Congress shouldn’t get paid until debt ceiling is addressed, House Democrat says

BY MELISSA QUINN MAY 12, 2023 / 11:03 AM / CBS NEWS ( Washington — Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia is calling for the House’s chief administrative officer to prepare to withhold pay for members of Congress until the looming crisis over the debt ceiling is resolved.  “If the American people and the… Continue reading

It’s Time For Democrats to Declare War Over the Debt Ceiling

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses the North America’s Building Trades Unions as Secretary-Treasurer Brandon Bish listens during their legislative conference at the Washington Hilton on April 25, 2023 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day, Biden released a video where he officially announced his re-election campaign.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty… Continue reading

How to Solve the Debt Ceiling Standoff? Sue Janet Yellen.

How to Solve the Debt Ceiling Standoff? Sue Janet Yellen. A bondholder could simply allege that America failing to pay off its debts is unconstitutional. There’s a good argument for that.  The American Prospect ( May 4, 2023   Mariam Zuhaib/AP Photo By Jonathan Zasloff Finally, they are discussing it. The New… Continue reading