Jan 23, 2013 — The "No Budget, No Pay" act would withhold lawmakers' pay if they don't pass a new budget by April 15. In exchange, Republicans say, the borrowing limit would be extended into May. That would avoid another battle over raising that borrowing ceiling.
Jan 22, 2013 — Republicans, who control the House, plan to vote Wednesday on a debt limit extension that's tied to a call on the Senate to pass a budget that includes cuts in spending.
Jan 10, 2013 — In theory, some say, President Obama could have a $1 trillion coin made and that would head off the next big battle over the federal government's debt ceiling.
Jul 29, 2011 — House Speaker John Boehner will try again to win votes for his debt limit legislation; Norway mourns shooting and bombing victims; tropical storm Don
Jul 27, 2011 — House Republicans delay vote on debt limit plan; mayor of Kandahar murdered; Britain will recognize Libyan rebels as legitimate government; landslide kills at least 32 in South Korea
Jul 25, 2011 — Congressional leaders are writing separate debt plans; a Norwegian judge has closed the initial court appearance of accused mass shooter; same-sex couples start to wed in New York state; Australian Cadel Evans wins Tour de France
Jul 22, 2011 — Debt talks draw fire from Democratic senators; two former News of the World staffers allege James Murdoch misled British lawmakers; there's record heat in the central and eastern U.S.; and the UN calls an emergency meeting to discuss famine and drought in Somali, which rebels say isn't so bad
Jul 21, 2011 — There may be movement in contentious debt limit talks; record heat kills at least 22 people in the U.S.; Japan will soon evacuate people from hot spots where high radiation levels have been discovered; and Georgia delays a scheduled execution because another inmate's lawyers want to record it.
Jul 19, 2011 — Rupert and James Murdoch will testify before British lawmakers, and so will former News International executive Rebekah Brooks; House lawmakers will vote on a balanced budget amendment today; heat grips the central U.S.; another dust storm strikes Phoenix
Jul 18, 2011 — Congressional negotiators and President Obama talk about the debt ceiling; new developments in the British phone hacking scandal; Gen. David Petraeus transfers control in Afghanistan; and there are dangerous heat conditions in the central U.S.