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WATCH LIVE: President Obama speaks about debt deal

President Barack Obama was expected to speak in the Rose Garden Tuesday after the Senate passed the bipartisan debt ceiling compromise. Watch this live video from The White House, broadcast Aug. 2, 2011. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

Protesters arrested for heckling Boehner from House gallery

Twenty-two protesters were arrested Monday and charged with disruption of Congress after shouting chants against Speaker John Boehner from a House of Representatives gallery, according to the Washington Post. The protesters, including members of the National People’s Action, Vocal New York, and Community Voices Heard, unveiled a large black banner.…

U.S. borrowing to surge after debt ceiling raised

WASHINGTON — The US Treasury said Monday that it will step up borrowing after the debt ceiling is raised, expected this week if a highly contentious legislation crafted over the weekend clears Congress. In its quarterly funding plans, the Treasury said it expected to issue $331 billion in net debt…

WATCH LIVE: Speaker Boehner remarks on debt deal

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Monday will speak to reporters about the proposed deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. Update: This press conference has been postponed until 3:30 p.m. ET. Watch this live video from MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

WATCH LIVE: White House briefing

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks to reporters about the proposed deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. Watch this live video from MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Harry Reid: Debt deal not even close

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans and Democrats are not close to a deal to raise the debt ceiling despite what Republican leaders may say, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Saturday. “It’s fair to say that the engagement there is not in any meaningful way,” Reid said on the Senate…

WATCH LIVE: Senate debates debt ceiling bill

The U.S. Senate convened Saturday to debate a bill to solve the country’s impending debt ceiling crisis. Only three days remain to pass a bill before the U.S. goes into default August 2. Embedded via MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

WATCH LIVE: House prepares for vote on debt bill

Watch live as the U.S. House debates raising the nation’s debt ceiling. A vote is expected Friday night. Watch this live video from MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

U.S. ‘almost out of time’ on debt deal: Obama

President Barack Obama on Friday warned the United States was “almost out of time” to agree a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, insisting that a compromise was within reach. “This is not a situation where the two parties are miles apart,” Obama said in a White House statement,…

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks about debt negotiations

President Barack Obama was expected to speak at 10:20 a.m. ET Friday about ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. Watch this live video from The White House. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV…

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