July 29th, 2011
11:02 AM ET

The debt ceiling battle: Where things stand on a vote

The federal government has four days left to raise the nation's current $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, the Treasury Department said. A failure to do so will risk an unprecedented national default.  Read about where things stand on our "This Just In" blog.




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  1. PTNY

    Tea Baggers vs Pres. Obama

    When you get lemons make lemonaid
    When you get tea baggers make

    Obama Iced Tea! with lemon.

    July 29, 2011 at 11:24 am |
    • cindy

      What in the He__ are you talking about?????

      July 29, 2011 at 11:53 am |
  2. Jay in NC

    Today Barry said that this money is not for new spending but to meet our obligations. Does this mean that he will not spend more on stimulus, shovel ready projects? How long do you think this promises will last?

    July 29, 2011 at 11:40 am |
    • cindy

      Who is Barry???

      July 29, 2011 at 11:55 am |
      • John

        Don't tell me the birth certificate he showed all of us was wrong???

        July 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
      • John

        Just so you know. He grew up as Barry Obama then changed to Barack. Here are a few of his quotes "I had learned not to care, I blew a few smoke rings, rembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack though". "There is not much difference on my position and George Bush's position on Iraq". He called Jeremiah Wright his "mentor" and "spritual advisor" of 20 years. His father was a "non-practicing Muslim" according to Obama, but he was registered as a Muslim at his childhood schools according to the LA Times (not that there is anything wrong with that). He was endorsed by; Hamas, Farrakhan, Michael Moore, Hugo Chavez Fidel Castro, Jane Fonda and Kim Jong Il.
        The is the guy you libs bow down to.

        July 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
    • John

      Paul Ryan on the floor of the House yesterday talking about Reids proposal "If we budget 14 trillion dollars to cover the moon in cheese then we create a budget and say we are no longer going to cover the moon in cheese we just saved 14 billion dollars".
      For those of you bashing the Tea Party today understand that you are supporting this type of reasoning coming out of Washington.

      July 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
      • John

        that's trillion, not billion...

        July 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
      • jean2009

        "Today’s update: Last night the GOP couldn’t pass the Boehner bill…because it wasn’t radical enough for the rest of the House Republicans. Today they will vote on a more extreme version that they know won’t pass the Senate.

        Why? Because some House Republicans want the nation to default. Instead of helping fix the economy, they would rather intentionally tank it so they can attempt to pin it on President Obama and Democratic candidates.

        And Karl Rove is heading up that strategy with millions in attack ads currently running in swing states."

        July 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  3. kefa34

    Truth is the leavening power
    of G-d
    It can transmute the all of life
    into it self and when the all of
    life into its self and when the all
    of life is truth then man is truth.

    July 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  4. shirley

    Stop pissing around do your jobs and raise the dept celing. Also ask all of the people in congress to give up their income for a year .

    July 29, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  5. jean2009

    "The Republicans have been willing to concede nothing. Their stand means higher interest rates, fewer jobs created and more destroyed, a general weakening of this country’s standing in the world. Osama bin Laden, if he were still alive, could not have come up with a more clever strategy for strangling our nation."-Joe Klein-Time The Swampland

    I call it Teaidiotcy.

    Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2011/07/28/republicans-dangerous-debt-ceiling-charade/#ixzz1TXIQT73R

    July 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      The Democrat held Senate refuses to vote on both House bills, they are the ones unwilling to cooperate.

      July 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
      • jean2009

        Simply because, teapotty Republicans and you who are brainwashed and owned by Citizen's United (aka foreign owned big business), they have compassion and will not vote for measures that will hurt the less fortunate.

        July 31, 2011 at 9:39 am |
      • Jay in NC

        Then why not just vote NO, this is the ultimate filibuster.

        July 31, 2011 at 10:53 am |
  6. FrancescaF

    Ultimately, the next time around, the only way to avoid this CIRCUS is to VOTE THEM OUT!

    July 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @John, just so you know, I grew up as 'Liz' to most family and friends. However, the name that's listed on my birth certificate is the name my parents gave me; 'Elizabeth'. The 'social' nick-name change was the 'change'! I didn't change it to 'Elizabeth' afther I got older. It was always 'Elizabeth' anyway! Professionally, many people revert back to their true names! Why are you and Jay so disrespectfully petty about the mans' name?!? (as if I don't know) If 'Barack' was known as Barry growing up, SO WHAT?

    August 6, 2011 at 1:39 am |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @John, where did you get the news that Hamas endorsed Obama? I, for one, am happy that you learned everyone else you named had endorsed him. I knew about them all along. That tells me that besides OPRAH and many other sound-minded Americans of means, he's being 'backed' by somebody with 'clout', celebrity and intelligence! Just from reading yours and several others comments on this blog, there's but one possible mentor or spiritual advisor you could have; Lucifer! Now known as Satan! The Devil! SO HATEFUL!

    August 6, 2011 at 2:10 am |
    • Jay in NC

      From the Huffington Post (very Liberal) Jun 9, 2009

      Hamas Endorses Obama


      August 6, 2011 at 10:06 am |