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Boehner Deficit

Sam Stein

Did Paul Ryan Cripple Debt-Reduction Deal With Obama Re-Election Concern?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In its profile of newly minted, presumptive vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan Monday morning, The New York Times reported a new and po...

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...

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...

Sam Stein

Boehner's Debt Ceiling Plan Found Insufficient By Wall Street: Bank Of America Report

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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 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...

Boehner Considers Alternatives To House GOP Debt Plan

AP | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he is considering alternative budget plans even as the House takes up a GOP proposal to cap spendin...

Boehner Defiant On Terms Of Potential Debt Ceiling Deal

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner says he agrees with President Barack Obama that the nation's borrowing limit must be raised to avoid a governm...

Ryan Grim

John Boehner Rejects Obama's Grand Bargain On Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner is rejecting President Obama's offer to make historic cuts to the federal government and the social safety ne...

The GOP Doesn't Care About Us

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

During the presidency of George W. Bush, the national debt ceiling was raised umpteen times. So why the sudden about face?

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...

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...

Showdowns On Spending & Debt Will Test New Leaders In Congress

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two early showdowns on spending and debt will signal whether the new Congress can find common ground despite its partisan divisions...

Howard Fineman

Lame Duck May Well Ignore Deficit Hawks, Obama Lobbies Boehner On Michelle's Obesity Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After his "shellacking" and before he left for India, President Obama called speaker-to-be John Boehner for a chat. Rep. Boehner doesn'...

Sam Stein

John Boehner's Economic Plan Would Increase Deficit By $3.781 Trillion, Think Tank Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) was short on specifics during his much-touted economic address in Cleveland this week, promising to offer ...