CBC to Hold Emergency Debt Deal Meeting MONDAY

1PM MONDAY. As several Republicans object to changes in the bill regarding the Balanced Budget Amendment, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are holding their third meeting on the debt...

CBC Presser on Debt Ceiling: No Cuts, No Caps, Just Raise

Last Wednesday, the CBC called for the debt ceiling to be raised with no strings attached.  Now they will have a presser on the same topic. The Congressional Black Caucus & The Congressional...

Pelosi on Debt Deal: I Have Not Seen the Final Product, Signed Off on Nothing

With only two days before the U.S. defaults and hours before the stock markets open in the morning, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi tells reporters she has seen no final deal text and has...

Debt Crisis: Reid, Schumer, Murray Depart Pelosi’s Office

VIDEO: Sens. Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Patty Murray and Chuck Schumer walk from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office (and into about 100 members of the press) through Statuary Hall,...

“We’re Screwed…” Top 10 Debt Crisis Quotes

It’s been an interesting two weeks… I give you the top 10 quotes of the debt crisis 01. “The Boehner bill is the depth of hell, and the Reid bill is one of the outer rings of...

Pre-Default Sunday: David Plouffe as Obama Mouthpiece Says It All

Any questions you may have regarding whether the White House is in the full throes of politics rather than policy look at the Sunday morning talk show guest list.  Who do you find? Political...

Pelosi: Why Would This President Be Different?

Sounds Like What Sheila Jackson Lee Said Two Weeks Ago. Today on the House floor House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the debt ceiling debate.

Several CBCers Vote NO on Reid Bill… Then Switched to YES

Only 11 Democrats voted for the Reid bill that went down in the House this afternoon. Now the debt talks remain in limbo on the Senate side as everyone waits for Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch...

Many CBCers Could Vote NO on Reid Bill

CBC NOT KEEN ON “REID BILL.” Is it possible that 3o+ votes in the CBC could end up voting alongside Tea Party Republicans against legislation coming over from the Senate side authored...

Can the GOP on Agree on Anything? Yes: Cutting Pell Grant Money

It was just the other day when President Obama asked: Can the GOP agree on anything? The answer is apparently yes: They can agree on cutting Pell Grant money for low income students trying to pay...

WPFW 89.3FM Wash DC News Views @ 630PM

6:30pm: Tonight I’ll be on WPFW 89.3 FM (in Washington DC) on Askia Muhammad’s show NEWS/VIEWS at 6:30 pm.  We’ll be talking about the debt crisis in Congress and the PEW...

Tim Scott Will Vote NO on Boehner Plan

Update 9:02 a.m. Friday: I spoke with Tim Scott last night after the Rules Committee meeting which ended at about 11:45pm. He says he will still vote no on the Boehner bill and he sounded like...

Clyburn on the Debt Debate: Compromise?

Can there be a chance for compromise on the Boehner bill or any plan involved in the debt debate? Sure doesn’t appear to be the case… House Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn on MSNBC:

Debt Debate: Bobby Scott vs Mike Grimm on MSNBC

This morning CBC Budget chief Bobby Scott went up against freshman Republican and former FBI Agent Mike Grimm on MSNBC.