Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Wednesday he isn't demanding any preconditions in the bipartisan bid to increase the U.S. debt limit.Full story
BEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to guard against volatility in U.S. Treasury prices should investors demand higher returns from U.S. government debt, a researcher at the Chinese central bank said on Monday. Full story
The Nation's Chris Hayes joins Morning Joe to discuss the S&P lowering its outlook on U.S. debt for the first time. Hayes says there is reason to worry about the country's long-term fiscal outlook, but not because of the S&P report.
The Morning Joe panel – including Donny Deutsch and Time's Mark Halperin – discuss the day's big issues including news that the Dow fell 140.24 points on word that the S&P lowered its outlook Monday on U.S. debt for the first time.
With each side laying out their ideas for taming the National Debt, how much consideration is being given to America’s energy crisis as the country approaches the one-year anniversary of the nation’s worst oil spill. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., discusses.
In a speech on Wednesday, President Obama laid out his plan for dealing with the steep national debt. The proposal includes reducing the overall cost of health care and increasing taxes for wealthy Americans. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.
Must Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from today’s opinion pages including a Richard Haass column in the Wall Street Journal on why the U.S. should keep out of Libya, and a new Joe Scarborough column in Politico about the U.S. debt crisis.
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: A trader works on the floor on the New York Stock Exchange on April 18, 2011 in New York City. Following news that Standard and Poor's had cut its long-term outlook on U.S. debt to negative, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 180 points in afternoon trading, settling at