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Can Collapse of Boehner Plan Cause 'Realignment' in the House?

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

No, I am not suggesting that John Boehner and a group of Republicans switch parties, or even become Independents. That is not likely to happen. But, the collapse of "Plan B" provides an opportunity to make the House of Representatives functional again.

Michael McAuliff

House Spikes Plan B Vote In Step Toward Fiscal Cliff | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) failed to muscle a controversial fiscal cliff fallback through the House Thursday night, suddenly pu...

Sam Stein

EXCLUSIVE: Gingrich Gives Boehner Cover On The Cliff | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave a bit of cover to the man currently occupying that post, offering Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) ...

Boehner Shifts To Talk Of 'Plan B'

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN AND JULIE PACE, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a `Plan B' option to keep taxes from in...

Finger-Pointing, But Still No Progress

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Five weeks after President Barack Obama won re-election and gained more leverage to make GOP c...

Playing Doomsday Politics

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

After a grueling election, Americans now simply want their elected leaders to solve real problems, not to cut the retirement and health benefits they work all their lives to earn.

Sam Stein

Republicans Put Fiscal Cliff Offer On The Table | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Monday introduced a counter-offer to President Barack Obama's proposed solution to the so-called fiscal cliff, trum...

After the Election, a New Mandate -- and New 'Fiscal Cliff' Math

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The voters have asked President Obama and his fellow Democrats not to "shirk a fight" over economic issues. We look forward to seeing the democratic process unfold over the coming weeks, months and years, as a much-needed fight against economic injustice is played out in the public arena.