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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…

Pentagon lands extra $50 billion out of debt deal

Out of a bill that was supposed to cut government spending and waste wherever it is found, lawmakers managed to cobble together an additional $50 billion for the U.S. Defense Department’s budget, using an accounting trick to disguise the move. Instead of cutting $400 billion from the Pentagon’s budget over…

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…

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