Topic: John Boehner
Debt deal: President Barack Obama announced an agreement with Republicans over the debt ceiling, Sunday evening.
07/31/2011 10:24 pm
The details of an emerging debt-ceiling compromise are unconfirmed and could change, but they appear currently to involve parts of Sen. Mitch McConnell's 'last choice' option, as well as a trigger to ensure promised spending cuts take place.
07/31/2011 10:34 am
After a rancorous day in which Republicans vented their anger at the Senate and President Obama, GOP leaders said they are in talks with the president and that 'the country is not going to default.'
07/30/2011 07:31 pm
By rejecting the bill passed by the House Friday, the Senate essentially now has one last shot to get a debt ceiling increase through Congress before the Aug. 2 deadline.
07/30/2011 12:05 am
Getting to 'yes' votes on the debt ceiling is still a political work in progress. But President Obama on Friday cited three areas of agreement, and others point out more common ground.
07/29/2011 06:50 pm
There is growing pressure on President Obama to simply declare an increase in the debt ceiling by executive order and tell everyone else: Deal with it.
07/29/2011 12:27 pm
House Speaker John Boehner's debt-ceiling plan won't pass the Senate. Yet he is making huge efforts to ensure it passes the House – including delaying a vote Thursday – because his leadership is at stake.
07/28/2011 09:55 pm
Despite Obama's use of the bully pulpit in the showdown over the debt limit, he is not a direct party to negotiations. How much has his cautious leadership style contributed to his predicament?
07/27/2011 08:58 pm
Deven Sharma, president of Standard & Poor's, told a House subcommittee Wednesday that if lawmakers can work out a 'grand bargain' with $4 trillion in deficit cuts over the next decade, the US may yet keep its AAA rating.
07/27/2011 07:56 pm
Added to the political question of whether either one of the competing debt-limit plans can pass Congress is a practical question from the nonpartisan CBO: How much will they cut the deficit?
07/27/2011 05:05 pm