by Michael Steele onAugust 2, 2011
The only ones who really lose are the jobless. For the rest of us, it's about tough choices, says Michael Steele.
August 1, 2011
President Obama signed the debt-ceiling deal into law, averting a crisis.
by Nsenga Burton onAugust 1, 2011
Congressional leaders are scrambling to line up the necessary votes.
by Lynette Holloway onJuly 31, 2011
The bipartisan deal still needs to be approved by Congress. Will it fly?
by Cynthia Gordy onJuly 29, 2011
With four days left before the nation defaults, the president takes an oddly optimistic tone on a debt-ceiling solution.
by Edward Wyckoff Williams onJuly 29, 2011
The 14th Amendment could help President Obama in his ideological struggle with the GOP.
by Ta-Nehisi Coates onJuly 29, 2011
Ta-Nehisi Coates, in his op-ed column in the New York Times, warns President Obama that democracy turns on intelligent compromise but also on "ill-tempered gripers and groaners."
by Joel Dreyfuss onJuly 27, 2011
The Urban League's CEO tells The Root how the Tea Party affected his group's influence at the White House.
by Sheryl Huggins Salomon onJuly 25, 2011
"This is no way to run the greatest country on Earth," he said in a prime-time speech to the nation.
July 25, 2011
One week from the deadline, both sides have unveiled new strategies, but there's still no deal. Here's our guide on the good, the bad and the ugly to expect.
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