Powerful Democrats are coalescing around an idea to eliminate the filibuster for the debt ceiling, except at least one: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.).
Author: Amber Phillips
5 ways this debt ceiling standoff could end
With weeks to go, all the likeliest options for how the debt ceiling debate ends — hopefully without a default.
Why South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is so polarizing
A look at Kristi Noem, South Dakota’s lightning-rod governor, who recently made headlines and who may have an eye on 2024.
From Jayapal to Manchin: The key players in Democrats’ congressional battles
And what they want on the infrastructure and social spending bills.
Why is Washington so dysfunctional?
A conversation with The Post’s Paul Kane, former Republican congressman Charlie Dent and former Democratic congresswoman Elizabeth Esty.
A day-by-day guide to Congress’s high-stakes budget week
Congress needs to figure out how to keep the government open by midnight Thursday, raise the debt ceiling to avoid an economic catastrophe, pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill and try to vote on Democrats’ major social policy and climate change legis…
What to know about a potential government shutdown
If the government shuts down next week, here’s what would happen.
The debt-ceiling fight, explained
Could the U.S. soon be plunged into a recession and face financial calamity by defaulting on its loans for the first time ever? It’s at least a possibility as a deadline to raise the debt limit comes up in October.
Why are there thousands of Haitian migrants at the Texas border?
Thousands of migrants from Haiti are camped out under a bridge in South Texas trying to enter the United States, leading to a fresh humanitarian and political crisis for President Biden.
How the Senate parliamentarian could make or break Democrats’ spending bill
Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough will advise Democrats on what they can squeeze into their massive spending bill.