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Boehner Says He Can't See A Clean Debt Ceiling Deal Passing

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Tuesday that it would be difficult for his chamber to move a clean bill to raise th...

Sam Stein

Rep. Louie Gohmert On Debt Ceiling: 'That's Our Leverage'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK CITY -- One of the only new proposals that President Obama introduced in his opening bid to resolve the impasse over the so-called fiscal cli...

Sam Stein

Debt Ceiling Showdown: Obama, Boehner Diverge On Demands

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once again, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and President Barack Obama find themselves in a standoff over how to raise the nation's debt c...

Boehner Sounds Debt Limit Warning

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sees the debt ceiling as an "action-forcing event" where he will insist on cuts greater than the increase, setting...

Howard Fineman

Beyond A Fair And Balanced Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- By the traditional standards of Washington, the debt ceiling deal is a serviceable one. It ended a series of long nights and anguished s...

Sam Stein

Debt Ceiling Deal Paves Way For Potentially Historic Lobbying Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super committee established under the still-to-be-passed debt ceiling deal has been granted immense powers to make its recommendatio...

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats, GOP Have Now Rejected Each Other's Debt Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just three days left until the country is set to begin defaulting on its debt, the House rejected a debt proposal by Senate Majorit...

Elise Foley

UPDATE: Boehner Debt Bill Passes House, Dies In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday to raise the debt ceiling and cut $22 billion from next year's spending. Passed as ...

Sam Stein

Democrats Outline Path To Passage For Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a briefing with reporters late Friday afternoon, a group of top Democrats familiar with debt ceiling negotiations laid out the increa...

Elise Foley

Take Three: Boehner Plan Will Go For A Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will hold a vote Friday on a revised plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending by $22 billion next year, Majorit...

Jennifer Bendery

Hoyer Backs Obama Using 14th Amendment To Resolve Debt Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday night became the highest ranking Democratic leader to throw his support behind the ...

Elise Foley

Boehner: Downgrade Of U.S. Credit Rating 'Beyond My Control'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are attempting to wash their hands of the debt limit on Thursday, claiming the Senate will be responsible for a defaul...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democratic Leaders To Obama: Use The 14th Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders emerged from a Wednesday caucus meeting with a message for President Barack Obama: Invoke the Constitution to r...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Republicans Put On Notice By Conservative Base

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Tea Party is causing more headaches for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over his debt proposal. A coalition of several hundred Tea ...

Ryan Grim

Super Congress Moves Forward Despite Tea Party Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A powerful coalition that includes Tea Party members of Congress rejected a debt ceiling offer from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) ...

Jennifer Bendery

UPDATE: Tea Party Coalition Rejects Boehner's Debt Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 4:10 p.m. -- A coalition of Tea Party chapters and conservative lawmakers on Monday rejected the debt proposal put forward by Speaker John Boe...

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...

Sam Stein

Democrats Set No Firm Lines After McConnell Re-Affirms Opposition To Tax Revenues In Debt Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the deadline for the government to raise the debt ceiling approaches, it's becoming increasingly evident that the Republicans feel em...

Debt Ceiling Talks Continue As Financial Crisis Looms

Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the United States government set to begin defaulting on its loans on Aug. 2, lawmakers are working to cut a deal to shrink the defi...

Boehner's Biggest Threat May Be ‘Young Guns’ In His Own Party

The Washington Post | Michael Leahy | Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

The House has a freshman class of 87 GOP members, whose most impassioned supporters -- outspoken conservatives and tea party loyalists who have long v...

Boehner's Economic Argument Contradicted By Market Indicators, Government Reports

Bloomberg News | James Rowley & Mike Dorning | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner, giving Wall Street leaders his prescriptions for growing the U.S. economy and reducing the nation's debt, built his case o...

John Boehner: No Promises On Debt Ceiling Vote

Politico | Jake Sherman | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

Speaker John Boehner won't guarantee a vote on raising the debt limit, the latest threat in an increasingly high stakes game of chicken with the White...

John Boehner Argues Debt 'Is A Mortal Threat'

The Washington Post | Felicia Sonmez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Yes, this debt is a mortal threat to our country; it is also a moral threat," Boehner says in the prepared speech. "It is immoral to bind our childre...