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Boehner Debt Ceiling

Debt Ceiling Vote: Boehner's Plan Faces Key Test

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An intensive endgame at hand, Republican leaders abruptly postponed a vote Thursday night on legislation to avert a threatened gove...

Freshman Republican: Boehner's Plan Is Insufficient

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A freshman House Republican says he still can't vote for the deficit-reduction proposal pushed by Speaker John Boehner, although he...

Boehner May Be Risking Tea Party Calls To Resign

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

Tea Party activists rallying in Washington say House Speaker John Boehner should stay in his job -- for now. Gathered across the street from the Ca...

Jason Linkins

Ten Movie Scenes Rejected In Favor Of 'The Town' As A Means Of Psyching Up The GOP To Continue The Debt Ceiling Kabuki | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

The fake debt ceiling negotiations have gotten so ridiculous that now the GOP is having movie nights to get themselves psyched up. Why identify with a bunch of murderous gangsters? Wish I knew! But as it turns out, there were worse choices they could have made.

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?

Boehner's Plan Faces Conservative Backlash

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A top Republican House member says he thinks Speaker John Boehner lacks the GOP votes needed to pass his debt-ceiling plan in the H...

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...

Obama Addresses Nation About Debt Ceiling Crisis

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Decrying a "partisan three-ring circus" in the nation's capital, President Barack Obama criticized a newly mint...


Carolita Johnson | Posted 09.23.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


White House, Republicans Clash As Debt Ceiling Deadline Looms

AP | BEN FELLER and DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With bipartisan talks stalled, House Republicans and Senate Democrats readied rival debt-limit emergency fallback plans in hopes of...

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 ...

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 obligati...

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...

Reagan Looms Over Contentious Debate On Both Sides

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ronald Reagan might as well be sitting in on the troubled debt talks, so frequently is his memory invoked by both sides. But for va...

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...

Intra-GOP Wars Obstruct Path To Solution in Contentious Debate

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — What if they yield, even a little? Call it GOP Primary Fear. A major hurdle to breaking the federal debt-ceiling impasse is the wo...

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...