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# US Debt

This year
US Senate gives final approval to debt ceiling deal
The package negotiated between Mr Biden and Mr McCarthy leaves neither Republicans nor Democrats fully pleased with the outcome.
All time
S&P's "stunning lack of knowledge" shown in US downgrade
News of the weekend’s rating downgrade hasn’t gone down well with US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner…
Senate clears the way for US to raise debt ceiling
The Senate voted by 74 votes to 26 to pass the hard fought bill. Obama has said that it’s the first step to ensuring America lives within its means.
Watch: Giffords returns to work as US congress passes debt deal
The vote passed comfortably and Giffords’ emotional return brought down the house.
We got a deal: Obama announces agreement that will avoid default
But not everyone’s happy including the president.
US debt talks continue amid signs of optimism
Negotiations to raise the US debt ceiling continue at the White House as Tuesday’s default deadline looms closer.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Every evening, brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Glenn Beck defends use of Nazi comparisons after likening Utoya victims to Hitler Youth
The radio show host also compared Obama’s position on the US debt crisis to the early days of Hitler’s administration.
Obama and Boehner spar over mounting US debt crisis
The US president has called for a “balanced approach” to the crisis, but the House Speaker says Obama cannot have a “blank cheque” for it.
The US has one week to avoid default
The 2 August deadline for reaching an agreement on raising the US debt ceiling is drawing closer without any sign of a deal.
"I've been left at the altar now a couple of times": Obama on US debt crisis talks
Debt deal appears no nearer to agreement as the 2 August default deadline looms…
Credit ratings agency Moody's warns of possible US downgrade
Warning comes as US government and Treasury struggle to reach agreement over increasing the country’s debt limit.