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Boehner offers six week extension on debt limit, but…

Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six...

Obama hoping to reach solution with Republicans on shutdown

President Barack Obama is hosting top House Republicans to seek an opening in an impasse that has shuttered much of the government and threatens...

Republicans considering short-term debt limit increase

House Republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the U.S. debt limit as a possible way to break out of the gridlock that...

Obama plans yet another meeting with Republicans

President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both...

John Boehner: When drunks lead Congress, disaster is the only option

Most of those who hold public office are drunk with the intoxication of power. Republicans, we are learning more and more, are led by a...

A hint of compromise hidden in Obama and Boehner’s hyperbole?

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible compromise but also traded heated rhetoric Tuesday, a frustratingly inconclusive combination that...

Obama to Republicans: Wanna talk? Stop making threats

President Barack Obama turned up the political pressure on Republicans on Tuesday, saying he would be willing to negotiate on budget issues only after...

Senate Dems to try and pass increase in debt ceiling

Democrats controlling the Senate are planning to try to pass a stand-alone measure to increase the government's borrowing cap, challenging Republicans to a filibuster...

Debt limit focus taking center stage away from shutdown debacle

A possible national default loomed closer on Monday as the partial government shutdown lingered, rattling markets in the U.S. and overseas. A gridlocked Congress...

Budget fight a crash course on how Congress fails to function

If majorities in both the House and Senate would vote to reopen the government with no strings attached, or vote to repeal the new...