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Deadline Looms As Debt Deal Appears Far Away

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As the nation's debt soared past $15 trillion, congressional Republicans and Democrats approached stalemate Wednesday in a yearlong...

Ryan Grim

'60 Minutes' Hit On Boehner, Pelosi Falls Short | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A "60 Minutes" investigation of stock trading by members of Congress singled out House Speaker John Boehner and former Speaker Nancy Pel...

John Boehner: Debt Deal Will Include New Tax Revenues

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that any bipartisan agreement reached by the congressional deficit-reduction supercommittee wil...

Boehner Makes Odd Comment On Norquist

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner has sidestepped a question about whether anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is a positive influence on Republi...

Speaker Boehner Arrogantly Misunderstands Modern Russia

Andranik Migranyan | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Andranik Migranyan

House Speaker John Boehner, in his anti-Russian rant to the Heritage Foundation this week, puts partisan politics and ideology above the best interests of his own country.

Boehner Receives Questionable Donation From Nazi Impersonator, Former House Candidate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

Rich Iott, a 2010 Ohio candidate for the U.S. House who drew national attention for participating in Nazi reenactments where he dressed as a member of...

Congress' Wealth Increases Dramatically

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

Despite the economic recession and declining household wealth, the net wealth of members of Congress continues to rise, according to a Roll Call analy...

John Boehner Speaks Out On 'Occupy' Protests

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he understood the "frustrations" behind the Occupy Wall Street movement Monday in a speech at the Univ...

Tea Party Rep. Says He Gets In A Fight 'Every Week' With Leadership

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) revealed during a town hall event on Thursday that he often fights with the Republican leadership, touting his independence as...

Netanyahoo and the Godfather

Mark Olmsted | Posted 12.08.2011 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

Hank WIlliams Jr. gets a chance to show he's not afraid to play golf with an Italian-American, at Rick Perry's private golf course, "Neck Red." ...

Obama Rips Page From Former President's Playbook

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Give `em hell, Barry? Heading into a tough re-election campaign, President Barack Obama has been railing against Congress to pass ...

'Job Creators' or 'Hostage Takers?'

Peter M. Shane | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

Excessive regulation is hardly the problem that created the housing crisis and banking sector meltdown. Quite the reverse. So, to say that regulations per se are the enemy of growth is just wrong.

WATCH: HuffPost's Sam Stein Talks Obama, GOP 2012 On CBS' The Early Show

Huff TV | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Sam Stein appeared on CBS' The Early Show to discuss President Obama's decision to postpone a major jobs speech in light of GOP pressure. ...

Associated Press: America Is Dead -- Funeral Plans Under Debate

Mark Steinberg | Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

It was announced today that the United States of America, also known as the U.S., U.S.A. and the U.S. of A., died during the last week of August 2011 ...

FAQs on the Standard & Poor's Downgrade of the U.S. Credit Rating

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If Congress gets smart, goes back into negotiations immediately and comes up with a credible plan to implement budget savings of more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years, the world will have renewed faith in the its largest economy.

Friday Talking Points -- More Tea, Anyone?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the conclusion of the debt ceiling "crisis," the media pivoted swiftly to their standard larger questions (to them, at any rate) about any politi...

What If We Really Cut the Pentagon Budget?

William Hartung | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

The good news is that the Pentagon budget is finally on the table in deficit reduction talks. But it will take a lot more hard work to ensure that it is truly reduced as part of ongoing negotiations over the size and shape of the federal budget.

WATCH: Debt Ceiling Crisis Gets Sad Music Video It Deserves

Posted 10.01.2011 | Comedy

In the midst of all the posturing, debating, saber-rattling and mud-slinging that Washington, DC is doing over the debt crisis, waits the American peo...

Cracks on the Debt Ceiling

Dinkar Jain | Posted 10.01.2011 | Comedy
Dinkar Jain

Aug 2, Washington DC. The saints of Mount Rushmore have perhaps never been rushed more. Yesterday, the US narrowly averted default in a highly unantic...

Friday Talking Points -- In The Darkest Depths of Mordor

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If I were a hobbit, right about now I would be wondering just how the heck I wound up at the center of this Washington intraparty political fight, personally.

Governing Together: The Debt Limit Is an Ideal Opportunity

Robert Hoopes | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

Bipartisanship is no longer just a word that members of Congress can throw around and then ignore. It is the only option. And that's a good thing.

Washington Woes and the Problem of the Parrot

David Coates | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
David Coates

If the general American public is left with the view that this debt ceiling crisis was and is a product of Washington "politics-as-usual", as opposed to an unprecedented exception, then the right will already have won, no matter the detail of any compromise that is struck.

The Boehner Proposal Does Contain Tax Increases... on Children

Ethan Pollack | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Ethan Pollack

The debt ceiling budgetary proposal put forth by House Speaker John Boehner includes a huge, hidden, and destructive tax increase on those least able to fight back, or even register their opposition: children.

GOP "Fanatically Determined To Protect The Interests Of The Wealthy"

The Huffington Post | Alex Becker | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) blasted the deficit-cutting frenzy sparked by the need to raise the nation's borrowing limit by Aug. 2 in a ...

Ass In Line, Hobbits, etc.

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger