Debt Ceiling

Ranks of Republicans Refusing a ‘Clean’ Debt Ceiling Hike Grows

A group of Republicans is joining Kevin McCarthy and the House Freedom Caucus in hardline negotiations.

What Happens if the Government Defaults?

No one knows exactly what would happen, but it won’t be pretty: A Dispatch Explainer.

How Taxpayer Receipts Could Improve the Debate Over Spending

Americans struggle to understand how their tax dollars are spent.

A Fight About Nothing

Well, almost nothing.

Our Best Stuff from the Week We Hit the Debt Ceiling

Plus, more on George Santos and the last word (we hope) on gas stoves.

The Coming Debt Ceiling Standoff

Republicans want to rein in spending but can’t agree on exactly what to ask for.

File the Discharge Petition Now

Or soon.