Lacey Donohue · 10/06/13 11:13PM

On ABC's This Week, House Speaker John Boehner warned that the nation is headed for default if President Obama doesn't start negotiating with Republicans soon. And if Obama does want to negotiate? “He knows what my phone number is," said Boehner. "All he has to do is call.”

Ten Easy Steps to Getting Through Our National Default

Hamilton Nolan · 07/27/11 04:09PM

Whoa, this whole "debt ceiling" thing sure is scary, right? Can you imagine a national default? All together now, American paupers: "Yes, we can fucking imagine it. Welcome to the club, rest of America."