A prolonged stalemate over border wall funding doesn’t bode well for lawmakers’ task of raising the debt ceiling next year.
They plan to use their leverage to push for legislation protecting young undocumented immigrants.
Come on, man, you know better.
Some banks are willing to lower your interest rate or waive a fee. You just have to call them and ask nicely. Really. It
The bill could add $600 billion to the national debt over the next 10 years.
The United States has officially exhausted its supply of outrage and will begin borrowing massive amounts from China and Japan. "The Treasury has been using emergency measures for quite some time to conserve our ever-dwindling resources but, obviously, it wasn't enough," said Florence Didyall, Secretary of Moral Indignation.
Now that Congress has agreed to an overall budget for the next two years and raised the debt ceiling until 2017, and the U.S. House of Representatives has a new speaker in U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the early conventional wisdom is that Washington has finally and mercifully turned the corner on governing by crisis.
One thing you ought not to do in poker is repeatedly overplay your hand -- and the same maxim applies to politics. House Republican conservatives, known as the so-called "Freedom Caucus," have done so repeatedly.
Some hedge funds and lawyers are going to be paying Uncle Sam a little bit more.