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Obama: Golfing With Boehner Won't Win Me More Votes In Congress

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday dismissed the notion, circulated by many lawmakers and pundits in the media, that spending more time on the green w...

Friday Talking Points -- Who Will Inhabit The Cave?

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the budget battle is truly joined, with hourly updates issuing forth from the not-so-hallowed halls of Washington, the cry among the media as I currently write this runs along the lines of: "A deal is in sight -- maybe!"

The Cartoon That Captures Everything That's Wrong With The Government Shutdown

Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

As the government shutdown reaches its ninth day, Americans have been left with news of one meeting after another as it seems the budget deadlock will...

Boehner Mimicks Obama In Angry Floor Speech

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) mocked President Barack Obama in a floor speech Monday, hours before a potential government shutdown -- marking a ...

Obama Calls Boehner To Reiterate He Won't Negotiate

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics

* House Republicans ram spending bill through House * Senate Democrats to kill Obamacare defunding ploy * Obama tells Boehner he won't negotiate...

Boehner to Obama: Can I Please Take You Hostage?

New York Magazine | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

House Republicans have spent weeks fending off right-wing demands that they shut down the government unless President Obama agrees to destroy his own ...

Obama Offers Jobs, Boehner Offers Sabotage

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

House Speaker John Boehner is leading what is arguably the most anti-jobs Congress in modern history, and he and his co-conspirators in the Senate have been systematically sabotaging the economy and the opportunity for millions of Americans to go back to work.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Meets With Obama, Still Skeptical Of Compromise | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama continued his newfound charm offensive Wednesday, returning to Capitol Hill to meet with the House Republican con...

Economy Sick, Politics Deadlocked? How About a Trade Deal!?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The economy faces a persistent budget crisis. Pushback from Wall Street has gutted most of the banking reforms, unemployment is stuck around 8 percent, corporate profits have been soaring while there is no wage growth -- and the newest White House proposal is... a free trade zone with Europe. This idea of a Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Area was tossed in, reportedly at the last moment, to President Obama's State of the Union, and is being promoted in the government's latest report on trade. You don't know whether to laugh or cry. This is a classic case of changing the subject to a cause that will not address any of the economy's deeper ills and could well worsen them. It recalls the very old joke about the drunk looking for his keys under a lamp post. He mentions to a cop that he lost the keys somewhere else, but "this is where the light is."

'Boehner Rule' Down But Not Out

Paul N. Van de Water | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Paul N. Van de Water

Followed to its logical conclusion, the Boehner rule would radically transform government, dismantling many of the social advances of the past half century or more and paving the way for large increases in poverty and inequality.

More Cliffs Ahead, But Congress Isn't 'Broken'

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

With many cliffs looming in the future, it will take a crisis every time to provoke both sides to reach a deal, and the deals are likely to be incremental. But that's okay, because the national will needs time to shift.

Republicans Getting Weak In The Knees As Contentious Fight Looms

The Washington Post | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner spoke at length with the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore about the coming confrontation over the debt ceiling, the se...

Obama Offers Boehner Old Ladies' Scalps

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If you're an 85-year-old lady living on $14,000 a year in Social Security, having your benefits cut by roughly $1,000 a year could mean choosing between paying for food or paying for medicine. In some cases it could mean the difference between life and death.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama, Boehner Grasp For Last-Minute Fiscal Cliff Solution | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) met for nearly an hour on Thursday evening in their latest attempt to bre...

Obama, Boehner Meeting Face To Face

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with House Speaker John Boehner later Th...

Jennifer Bendery

Debt Ceiling Standoff: 14th Amendment Is Not An Option, Says White House | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House signaled Thursday that President Barack Obama would not use the Constitution to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling in t...

Sam Stein

White House Says Obamacare Not On The Table In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations | Sam Stein | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

The White House and congressional Democrats are balking at the idea, floated by House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday, that changes to the president...

Sam Stein

Boehner Makes Play To Push Fiscal Cliff Deal To 2013 | Sam Stein | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following an hour-long meeting at the White House on Friday morning, congressional leaders in both the House and Senate took to the micr...

British Bipartisanship: Four Top Tips for the U.S.

Richard V. Reeves | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Richard V. Reeves

The story now: Gridlock or bipartisanship? How can the political leaders of the two Americas cut a deal on the deficit and avoid the 'fiscal cliff?' The British experience of coalition government offers a few tips.

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.

Ryan Grim

Obama Promised A New Kind Of Politics, But Played The Same Old Game | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

In the days following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson was left to pursue his predecessor’s unfinished legislative ag...

Sam Stein

Obama, Boehner Begin Standoff Over Debt-Ceiling Hike | Sam Stein | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Apparently healed from the trauma caused by last summer's debt-ceiling showdown, House Republicans and the White House have begun an eig...

CAPTION THIS: Obama & Boehner

Posted 03.21.2012 | Comedy

SCROLL DOWN TO READ ALL THE CAPTIONS! We spend most of our days coming up with funny things to say about ridiculous photos, so it's only fair that ...

Sam Stein

Obama-Boehner Debt Deal Not On Table, Administration Officials Say | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top officials in President Barack Obama's administration pushed back Tuesday on a report that they would still support a debt-reduction ...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Uses Tea Party Freshmen As 'Excuse' For Gridlock, House Speaker Says | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not that the House Tea Party caucus gets in the way of compromise -- it's that President Barack Obama uses the group as an excuse f...