Source: Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News House Republican leaders have abandoned plans to seek spending cuts or specific policies in exchange for increasing the debt limit after it became clear there was insufficient support for the strategy among the conference, a source told CBS News. Instead, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will rely on mostly Democratic votes […]
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Source: Matt Wilstein / Mediaite In a radio appearance on Cincinnati’s The Bill Cunningham Show Wednesday afternoon, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) admitted defeat in the Republican effort to dismantle major aspects of the Affordable Care Act in exchange for keeping the government funding and raising the debt ceiling. “We fought the good fight,” Boehner told conservative host Bill Cunningham, “we just […]
Source: Susan Davis / USA Today WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top two leaders announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday to reopen the federal government after a 16-day partial shutdown as well as avert an unprecedented debt default, and House leaders said they would accept it. “The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it […]
Source: The Huffington Post House Republicans have offered an increase in the debt limit and an end to the government shutdown in a package with spending cuts, the AP reports. The offer comes on the 11th day of the government shutdown. This is developing… To follow this topic visit The Huffington Post.
Source: Stephanie Condon / CBS News On the eighth day of the government shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that before re-opening the government, Democrats and Republicans should sit down for negotiations without any preconditions. “The central argument is this: are we going to sit down and have a conversation, or aren’t we?” he told […]
Source: Devin Dwyer / ABC News With the federal government shutdown dragging into a seventh day, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are no closer to breaking the impasse, much less taking seats across from each other at a negotiating table. During a midday visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in southwest […]
by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-chief RolandMartinReports.com Enough. Enough with the spoiled brat antics of Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Eric Cantor. Enough with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz decrying a government shutdown that he is largely responsible for. Enough with the tea party turning members of Congress into wimps, showing how a small band of deranged […]
House Speaker John Boehner says higher taxes won’t be part of any deal to solve the country’s budget mess. After a White House meeting with President Barack Obama, Boehner said there was nothing new to report on staving off spending cuts. (March 1)
Republican leader John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to stop holding what he calls campaign-style rallies and meet with Senate Democrats to craft a plan to avoid the sequester. (Feb. 25)
Roland Martin, Reihan Salam and Erin Burnett discuss Speaker John Boehner’s saying that President Obama wants to “annihilate” the GOP.