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Endgame: House Republicans Have Broken

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

House Republicans were so extreme that they forced Boehner to choose between political suicide -- as the American people would have overwhelmingly blamed Republicans had we defaulted -- and essentially turning the Congress over to Democrats, at least on this issue.

Luke Johnson

John Boehner To Push For Clean Debt-Ceiling Hike | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders decided Tuesday that the United States must pay its bills and raise its debt limit with no strings attached, but wil...

GOP Mulling New Debt Ceiling Plan

Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are gauging interest in a plan to reverse a recently passed cut...

House GOP Leaves Open Debt Ceiling Vote Next Week

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Republicans who control the U.S. House of Representatives have penciled in a possible vo...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Republicans May Control Fate Of Debt Ceiling | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The focus of the forthcoming debt ceiling standoff is squarely on House Republican leadership, which is still deciding what type of legi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Warily Eyes Another Debt Ceiling Showdown | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Md. -- House Republicans on Friday began flirting more seriously with the idea of spurring another showdown over the nation's debt limit wh...

Ted Cruz, John Boehner's Former Lawyer, Says He Doesn't 'Really Know John Boehner'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) discussed several topics Thursday, including House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership and Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 c...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner's Brand-New, Post-Shutdown Conservative Fan Club | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Wednesday he will support a Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Rejects House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans said Saturday that the White House has rejected their offer to temporarily increase the debt ceiling and open the gove...

The Shutdown Just Got Real: Diddy's Weighing In

Posted 10.15.2013 | Black Voices

As the government shutdown continues to leave the nation’s budget in gridlock, many public figures including, Sean “Diddy” Combs, are commenting...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Offer Short-Term Debt-Limit Deal, Keep Government Closed | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican House leaders Thursday offered the president and Senate far less than they want in the ongoing financial standoff, presenting...

GOP Rep. Evokes 'Braveheart' For Obstruction -- Again

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) said Tuesday he thinks Republicans should have a "Braveheart" moment over the looming government spending limit -- two years...

Sam Stein

The Grand Bargain Returns, Then Dies Once More | Sam Stein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ghost of failed grand bargains past emerged on Wednesday, only to be pushed back into the grave by lawmakers trying to negotiate an ...

Jennifer Bendery

Paul Ryan: Debt Limit Is 'Forcing Mechanism' For Ending Government Shutdown | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that the best way for Congress to resolve the standoff over the government shutdown is to tie the m...

Jennifer Bendery

Kevin McCarthy Rallies Republicans To See 'Prisoners' Ahead Of Debt Ceiling Fight | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when House Republicans are preparing to force a list of conservative demands on Democrats in exchange for raising the debt cei...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmakers Ready To Risk Catastrophic Default | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans know that holding the nation's debt limit hostage in a standoff with Democrats over spending carries major risks to the econ...

House Republicans Reportedly Pushed For Abortion Provision In Debt Bill

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Some House Republicans argued, without success, to include a ban on late-term abortions in a bill to authorize a one-year increase of the debt ceiling...

Luke Johnson

House GOP May Tie Keystone To Debt Ceiling | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leadership is considering tying the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to any legislation to raise the ...

House GOP Trying New Debt Ceiling Gambit

Politico | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

It’s never been easy for House Republicans to raise the debt limit....