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The letter from Hensarling and McHenry set a Jan. 3 deadline, but officials have yet to receive the documents from DOJ, according
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The Obama administration was serious enough aboutmanufacturing a high-value platinum coin to avert a congressional fight over the debt ceiling that it had its top lawyers draw up a memo laying out the legal case for such a move, The Huffington Post learned last week.
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At a press conference in October, Obama said that the legal controversy surrounding either option would make investors nervous
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Sometimes, between sleep and the time I fully awaken, I have this fantasy about the Federal Reserve Chairman. I imagine that Ben Bernanke will testify before an exasperated, desperate Congress someday and say something like the following, perhaps near the end of his term...
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When it comes to conjuring up magic money out of nowhere, I believe we are setting ourselves up for big trouble down the road, and it matters little whether we do it with quantitative easing or platinum coins.
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This is far more problematic than markets realize. The president had a choice. The debt ceiling thing expresses 'the will
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The continued failure of Congress risks creating newer and more complicated extra-constitutional moments that will test whether America's exceptionalism as a successful presidential democracy can much longer endure unchanged.
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We are only two weeks in to 2013 and there is plenty of time for far more embarrassing financial columns to be written, but The Guardian's financial editor, Heidi Moore, has opened up an early lead in the competition.
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Paul Krugman on Jon Stewart: "he's ruining his own brand"
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It's not always about the Benjamins, baby. Behold the $100,000 bill. The 100-grand bill was printed at the height of the
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It's time to talk more about realistic alternatives to minting a trillion-dollar coin to get around the debt ceiling.
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Earlier today, White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked a couple of times whether President Obama would print a trillion-dollar coin to get around the debt ceiling, which is the hot thing all the cool kids are talking about these days.
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WATCH: To be sure, parsing Carney's comments is the ultimate exercise in splitting hairs. But as the country approaches its
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If the Treasury Department decides to avert a global financial crisis by minting a trillion-dollar platinum coin, one difficult
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One of the things that the Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin is helping to achieve -- besides serving as a wonderful counterpoint
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But Americans have heard very little about the proposal, with 55 percent of survey respondents saying that they've heard
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Felix Salmon argues that it's far too childish a maneuver for Obama to safely use without sparking a global panic, and it's
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WASHINGTON -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is introducing legislation that would ban President Barack Obama and the U.S. Treasury
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has privately told other Democrats, including President Obama, that if the administration used its constitutional and executive authority to continue paying its debts in the face of House Republican opposition, he would support the approach, according to a source familiar with Reid's message to the president.