Topic: John Boehner
Republicans say that an overreaching government is to blame for the bad economy. Democrats need to step up and counter that message.
02/24/2011 05:05 pm
The Southern Poverty Law Center says the number of US hate groups has topped 1,000 for the first time. But conservative critics say a too-broad definition of hate stifles legitimate debate.
02/23/2011 08:10 pm
The president and attorney general conclude the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex married couples. Decision is a major policy shift on gay rights.
02/23/2011 07:47 pm
Republican critics of Obama's 2012 budget are being hypocritical.
02/23/2011 10:16 am
Each side offers to fund government for 30 days past March 4, the current deadline to prevent a government shutdown. But GOP wants even that stopgap measure to include spending cuts.
02/22/2011 06:15 pm
Unionized civil service workers and Gov. Scott Walker remain miles apart over collective bargaining as Wisconsin budget showdown continues. What will it take to break the deadlock?
02/22/2011 04:44 pm
Congress has less and less leeway for closing the budget deficit as outlays for entitlement programs grow.
02/22/2011 03:33 pm
In recent years, public support for labor unions has begun to wane. Will this trend continue as state and local governments face budget challenges? Protests in Wisconsin may be an indicator.
02/19/2011 05:06 pm
House Speaker John Boehner is taking a sharp turn from former speaker Nancy Pelosi's command-and-control style. He's letting his new freshmen act more independently. The battle to cut spending while avoiding a government shutdown is the first test.
02/19/2011 04:11 pm
Republicans in the House pushed through a spending bill that targets many popular programs in a way sure to set up confrontation with the Democrat-run Senate and the Obama administration.
02/19/2011 12:13 pm