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Boehner Deficit

Sam Stein

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

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 | 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 | 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...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

UPDATE: Tea Party Coalition Rejects Boehner's Debt Proposal | 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...

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...

Ryan Grim

John Boehner Rejects Obama's Grand Bargain On Debt Ceiling | 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...

Howard Fineman

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