Morning Jolt: Biden Flirts with Triggering ‘Constitutional Crisis’

On the menu today: President Biden said he's now considering an option that his own secretary of the Treasury labeled "a constitutional crisis" just two weeks ago; House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has surprisingly positive polling numbers for a Republican speaker during a high-stakes budget showdown; and the Harvard-Harris pollster concludes, "Biden's approval on management of key issues is weak across the board."

Biden: Eh, Maybe We Can Issue Our Own Debt without Congress after All

President Biden is now "looking at" an option that his own secretary of the Treasury labeled "a constitutional crisis" just two weeks ago.

Biden, at a press conference during the G-7 meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, Sunday:

I'm looking at the 14th Amendment, as to whether or not we have the authority. I think we have the authority. The question is: Could it be done and invoked in time that it could not — would not be appealed and, as a consequence, pass the date in question and still ...

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Biden Flirts with Triggering 'Constitutional Crisis'

On the menu today: President Biden said he's now considering an option that his own secretary of the Treasury labeled "a constitutional crisis" just two weeks ago; House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has surprisingly positive polling numbers for a Republican speaker during a high-stakes budget showdown; and the Harvard-Harris pollster concludes, "Biden's approval on management of key issues is weak across the board."

Biden: Eh, Maybe We Can Issue Our Own Debt without Congress after All

President Biden is now "looking at" an option that his own secretary of the Treasury labeled "a constitutional crisis" just two weeks ago.

Biden, at a press conference during the G-7 meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, Sunday:

I'm looking at the 14th Amendment, as to whether or not we have the authority. I think we have the authority. The question is: Could it be done and invoked in time that it could not — would not be appealed and, as a consequence, pass the date in question and still ...   READ MORE

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