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Michael McAuliff

Boehner Adopts Obama's Talking Point In Debt Debate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been increasingly adopting one of President Barack Obama's key economic talking points on auster...

Jennifer Bendery

John Boehner On Debt Ceiling: Let's Pay China First, Then U.S. Troops | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday essentially agreed with Democrats' arguments that a Republican bill to prioritize debt pa...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Boehner Sets Up Showdown On Debt Ceiling | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) laid down a tough requirement for raising the debt ceiling Thursday, all but ensuring a reprise of t...

'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.

House Trying To Diffuse Debt Ceiling Bomb

Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — With tacit support from President Barack Obama, House Republicans are moving to try to defuse...

Congress Starting To Lose Leverage In Debt-Ceiling Debate

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Congressional Republicans may have leverage in the debt-ceiling debate, but it's an asset that is quickly turning toxic.

Newt Gingrich Sounds Off On Potential GOP MIstake

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says House Republicans are making a mistake by using the issue of increasing the borrowing limit to ...

Congress Prepares To Destroy Economy

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Boehner Faces Secret Dilemma As Tea Party Threat Looms

Salon | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

According to Politico's reporting, John Boehner "will never allow a (debt) default, even if it puts his leadership position at risk." The speaker, sup...

Obama: I 'Will Not Compromise' On Debt Ceiling

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that pulled the country back from the "fiscal cliff," but warned that he "will not co...

A Veteran Hostage Negotiator Offers Advice To Obama | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

The use of hostage-taking imagery to describe the coming debt ceiling crisis is now so ubiquitous that I thought I’d ask a veteran police hostage ne...

Sam Stein

Republicans Pledge To Extract Cuts From Obama In Debt Ceiling Showdown | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The just-completed deal to resolve the so-called fiscal cliff has created an even greater cliff down the road. By the end of February, l...

The Daily Szep -- The Speakah

Paul Szep | Posted 03.05.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


New Year, New Low for Republicans

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama wanted to be the president who would change the tone in Washington, meaning a more collaborative relationship with the Republicans. That was not to be. The Republicans would not allow it.

Fiscal Cliff Poses Tiny Dollar Gap, Wide Political Ravine

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When it comes to resolving their "fiscal cliff" impasse, the dollar gap between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehn...

Conservative Rebellion Complicates Fiscal Cliff Talks

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some conservative House Republicans are making life difficult for Speaker John Boehner as he reaches for a "fiscal cliff" pact with Pres...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Conservative Groups Attack John Boehner Over Reported Fiscal Cliff Concessions | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio.) drew sharp criticism from conservative groups Club for Growth and Heritage Action for America on Mo...

Happy Holidays: GOP Delivers Uncertainty to Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP in Michigan tried to position itself as the savior of workers, some sort of perverse Superman rescuing those who receive union benefits from the responsibility to help pay for union costs.

Boehner Offers Taking Debt Ceiling Off Table For One Year: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has offered to take the debt ceiling off the table for one year, the Washington Post and CBS News reported Sunday,...

Boehner Offers Taking Debt Limit Off Table For One Year: Report

Washington Post | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John A. Boehner has offered to push any fight over the federal debt limit off for a year, a major concession that would deprive Republic...

Sources: Boehner Caves On Taxes For Wealthiest Americans

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Signaling new movement in "fiscal cliff" talks, House Speaker John Boehner has proposed raising the top rate for earners making mor...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner Likens Dem Fiscal Cliff Plan To Christmas Fantasy | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled on Wednesday that the country is headed over the so-called fiscal cliff if the White House ...

Boehner Hits White House For Risking Fiscal Cliff Stalemate

AP | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says the White House is so resistant to cutting spending that it is risking pushing the country off the "fisc...

Boehner: House GOP, White House Have 'Serious Differences' On Fiscal Cliff Deal

AP | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders are pressing President Barack Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to a...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Says Obama Still Is Not Serious | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In spite of stepped-up talks between the White House and Congress over the impending "fiscal cliff," leaders on each side of Capitol Hil...