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John Boehner Government Shutdown

Budget Compromise Talks Continue As Tea Party Watches

AP | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite fresh pressure from tea party conservatives, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans "can't impose our wi...

Budget Negotiations Resume To Avert Government Shutdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden reported "good progress" Wednesday in budget talks to prevent a government shutdown next week as congressi...

John Boehner Faces Choice That Could Define His Leadership

The Los Angeles Times | Lisa Mascaro | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

With a government shutdown deadline just days away, House Speaker John A. Boehner faces a fateful choice over whether to abandon conservative Republic...

Time Short, Tempers Flare In Budget Showdown

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The specter of a partial government shutdown looms again as Congress returns to Washington with Democrats and Republicans as far apart o...

Boehner Navigates Uncharted Territory Between Legislative Pragmatism & Tea Party Zeal

The New York Times | Carl Hulse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After being granted three weeks to cut what has been an elusive budget deal, Speaker John A. Boehner is navigating the unchartered territory between l...

Boehner Makes Budget Case At Religious Convention

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — House Speaker John Boehner in a speech to religious broadcasters on Sunday called it a "moral responsibility" to rein in the ...

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...

Memories Of 1995 Haunt GOP As Shutdown Talk Grows

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Few memories haunt Republicans more deeply than the 1995-96 partial shutdown of the federal government, which helped President Bill...