John Boehner

President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the the budget and the partial government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington. The president said he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their priorities, but not under the threat of "economic chaos."  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Obama, little to say that hasn’t been said

WASHINGTON (AP) — His Asia trip was scrapped, most of his staff has been furloughed and he’s refused to hold negotiations with House Republicans. So on Tuesday, President Barack Obama was looking for something to […]

10/08/2013

Rick Hohensee of Washington holds a "Fire Congress" sign near the House steps on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the second week of the partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Shutdown-Debt fight: There’s talk — about talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of gridlock, House Republicans floated broad hints Tuesday they might be willing to pass short-term legislation re-opening the government and averting a threatened default — in exchange for immediate talks […]

10/08/2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Republican leaders emerge from a closed-door strategy session at the Capitol, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Boehner says no ‘lines in the sand’ on debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he is willing to negotiate budget issues with President Barack Obama without any conditions. The Ohio Republican told reporters Tuesday, quote, “I’m not drawing any lines in […]

10/08/2013

Normally packed with tourists, the stairs leading from the Capitol Visitors Center up to the Capitol Rotunda are empty as the government shutdown enters a second week, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Dems to try for debt ceiling increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a […]

10/08/2013

Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Debt limit overtaking shutdown as US crisis focus

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either […]

10/07/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

4 questions about budget fight offers crash course on Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — If majorities in both the House and Senate would vote to reopen the government with no strings attached, or vote to repeal the new health care law’s sales tax on heart pacemakers […]

10/07/2013

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, U.S. Treasury Jacob Lew speaks on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)

White House open to short-term hike in debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are drafting legislation to raise the nation’s debt limit without the type of unrelated conditions Republicans have said they intend to demand, officials said Monday, as the White House signaled […]

10/07/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Prospect for quick end to shutdown is remote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting […]

10/04/2013

A sign hangs on the window of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Dems say it’s time for GOP to unite, end shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional Republicans to rein in their tea party faction and reopen the government with […]

10/04/2013

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho is interviewed by The Associated Press in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/John Miller, File)

Politically safe lawmakers see no shutdown urgency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown could last for many days or even weeks because politically safe lawmakers in both parties feel little pressure to compromise. Heavily gerrymandered districts make many House Democrats and Republicans […]

10/03/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling during a visit to M. Luis Construction, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Shutdown in 3rd day with bigger trouble looming

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government’s partial shutdown at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, escalating a confrontation that is running the risk of a potentially […]

10/03/2013

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Day 3: the government shutdown continues

Analysts say if Speaker John Boehner would bring a clean continuing resolution to the House floor, it would pass, and the government would re-open. But he has refused to do that, instead continuing his push […]

10/03/2013

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