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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.

Michael McAuliff

Obama Uses Tea Party Freshmen As 'Excuse' For Gridlock, House Speaker Says

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Is Obama Charlie Brown to Boehner's Lucy?

David Latt | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
David Latt

Obama has to stop thinking he can make friends and influence Republicans and regroup, gathering around him his true supporters and create an alliance of progressives and independents.

Debt Ceiling Battle Could Come At A Price For Obama, Boehner

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The fight over the debt ceiling has turned into a dramatic leadership test for President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehne...

Our Country Is Crashing. It's Time To Get Mad!

Bob Edgar | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

How is it that every reputable poll agrees that a majority of Independents, Democrats, even Republicans believe we should cut the federal budget AND raise taxes on the rich but that no plan to do that now appears able to pass the Congress?

Boehner Ends Talks to Protect Tax Breaks for the Super-Rich -- Time for a Clean Vote

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

When the Republicans walked away from an imminent bipartisan deal, they threw the economy, the international markets, seniors and middle-class families under the bus.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: Debt Ceiling Talks Fell Apart, Boehner Walked Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social Security and Medicare may have been saved by the Tea Party's refusal to accept President Barack Obama's "grand bargain." On Fr...

John Boehner Backs Obama's Call For Far-Reaching Debt Ceiling Plan

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used a bleak jobs report Friday to prod Congress toward a swift agreement on deficits and the national debt....

Obama, Boehner Held Secret Debt Ceiling Meeting Over July 4 Weekend

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans showed new signs of flexibility to break a budget impasse Wednesday, but the White House raised the ante – pushin...

John Boehner Faces High-Stakes Test That Will Determine His Political Fate

Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

By Tim Reid WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican John Boehner faces his greatest test yet as the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, on...