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Sam Stein

Ben Affleck Reacts To House GOP Using Clip From 'The Town' In Debt Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Heads turned a bit on Tuesday night when the Washington Post reported that House Republicans were using a scene from the movie "The Town...

Did Republicans Really Watch This Ben Affleck Scene Behind Closed Doors?

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

This post has been updated. Amid contentious negotiations taking place in Washington on the issue of raising the debt ceiling, the Washington Post...

Sparks Fly On Capitol Hill And Bachmann Racks Up Missed Votes

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

Contentious debate over the issue of raising the debt ceiling has sparks flying on Capitol Hill. A sex scandal-plagued congressman announced that he p...

Sam Stein

Boehner's Debt Ceiling Plan Found Insufficient By Wall Street: Bank Of America Report | Sam Stein | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There has been a quick and concerted effort on the part of Democrats to paint House Speaker John Boehner's final debt ceiling proposal a...

Our Country Is Crashing. It's Time To Get Mad!

Bob Edgar | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

How is it that every reputable poll agrees that a majority of Independents, Democrats, even Republicans believe we should cut the federal budget AND raise taxes on the rich but that no plan to do that now appears able to pass the Congress?

Sam Stein

Boehner Debt Ceiling Plan May Still Trigger S&P Downgrade: Report | Sam Stein | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minutes before House Speaker John Boehner delivered a prime-time address in which he framed his latest deficit-reduction deal as a silve...

John Boehner Delivers Statement On Debt Ceiling Negotiations

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama wants a blank check from Congress to raise the debt ceiling, but that he's not go...


Carolita Johnson | Posted 09.23.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


Boehner Ends Talks to Protect Tax Breaks for the Super-Rich -- Time for a Clean Vote

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

When the Republicans walked away from an imminent bipartisan deal, they threw the economy, the international markets, seniors and middle-class families under the bus.

Boehner: 'It May Be Pretty Hard To Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again'

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that he would prefer to unveil a bipartisan deal to r...

Geithner: 'Unthinkable' That U.S. Government Would Default

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday it was unthinkable for the United States not to meet its debt obligations ...

Boehner's Market Signals? Did August 2 Just Become Tomorrow?

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Unbelievable. The scripting of this high stakes drama between House Speaker John Boehner balancing the White House on one side and the never compromise, never surrender Tea Party on the other keeps getting better and better.

Boehner: Debt Ceiling Crisis Will Be Resolved

Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON -- Precariously short of time, congressional leaders struggled in urgent, weekend-long talks to avert an unprecedented government defa...

Boehner Leaves Debt Ceiling Talks With Obama

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- House Speaker John Boehner has broken off talks with President Barack Obama on getting a budget deal to avert a...

Contentious Debate Produces Bad News For Republicans

The Los Angeles Times | Lisa Mascaro | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

As the debt ceiling debate enters its final stages, House Republicans face increasing political isolation in their opposition to sweeping budget refor...

Tea Party Targets Boehner, McConnell

Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

As contentious negotiations continue on the issue of raising the nation's debt limit in Washington, a Tea Party group is accusing House Speaker John B...

Sam Stein

Cantor Navigates Debt Ceiling Debate, Still In Search Of A Defining Policy Achievement | Sam Stein | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debt ceiling talks have shifted from a grand bargain, to no bargain at all, to a fallback option granting the president authority...

Boehner: 'We're In The Fourth Quarter'

Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans plan a House vote next week on a bill that would cut spending and tie an increase in the government's debt limit to pas...

Paul Krugman: The Republican Party Has 'Gone Insane'

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

There aren’t many positive aspects to the looming possibility of a U.S. debt default. But there has been, I have to admit, an element of comic relie...

Sam Stein

Obama Gives Lawmakers 24-36 Hours: 'It's Decision Time' | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave lawmakers 24 to 36 hours to finalize the path forward for raising the debt ceiling during the latest high-st...

Can the Center Hold?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

The Senate Republicans, in a weird way, are playing their designated constitutional role of a saucer in which passions can cool.

Will Cantor Blow Up the Economy?

Will Marshall | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

In slapping away the President's outstretched hand, the GOP seems to be in the grip of not one but two mass delusions. The first is that Americans are groaning under crushing tax burdens. The second delusion is that failing to raise the debt ceiling might have no repercussions.

Boehner May Have Tea Party Problem On His Hands

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza & Aaron Blake | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

When Republicans retook the House in the 2010 midterm elections, there were a handful of smart party strategists who cautioned that managing the major...

GOP Hardliner Thwarts Debt Ceiling Deal

Time | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

Cantor's stated resistance to a grand bargain freighted with revenue increases -- and the perception that his position reflected the pulse of the GOP ...

Debt Ceiling Debate Continues As Deadline Looms

Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the United States government set to begin the process of defaulting on its debts on Aug. 2, according to the Treasury Department, t...