debt ceiling

The Takeaway: Debt Talks Cont’d.; Heat Wave

Posted on 07/12/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayStill far apart: Despite a looming deadline and mounting pressure to “get it done,” President Obama yesterday said he was not interested in any temporary “stopgap” solution to the debt ceiling problem.”That is just not an acceptable approach. So we might as well do it now. Pull off the Band-Aid.” Although the president wouldn’t get into specifics, it was clear that Social Security reforms are still on the bargaining table. … What happens if Congress fails to raise the debt …

The Takeaway: Debt Ceiling; Aging Cities; Betty Ford

Posted on 07/11/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayStill deadlocked, despite Sunday night meeting. With three weeks to go before the government can no longer borrow money to meet its obligations, President Obama and Congressional leaders are still without an agreement on how to raise the nation’s debt ceiling limit.

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Posted on 07/8/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn case you missed this yesterday: AARP CEO Barry Rand released a statement Thursday in response to a report in the Washington Post that the White House was open to making cuts in programs such as Social Security and Medicare to reach an agreement with Republicans before the August 2 deadline to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. More … Is America getting fatter? Yes, according to a new state-by-state study. In the last year, the percentage of obese adults increased …

The Takeaway: Debt Ceiling; Colorectal Cancer; Older Athletes

Posted on 07/6/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayPresident Obama rallied Congress yesterday to get back to work on a debt ceiling deal. Last week, I posted a hypothetical from the Bipartisan Policy Center on what could happen to Social Security if lawmakers don’t make the August 2 deadline.