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Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.

Op-Ed: Republicans declare cease-fire in battle with Obama and Democrats

With President Obama attending the funeral of South African hero Nelson Mandela, the Congress has stunned Washington with Christmas approaching by reaching a deal on a budget.

House votes by large margin to reopen government

The House of Representatives got more support than expected to pass a resolution reopening the government and raise the debt ceiling on Wednesday night. Every Democrat voted for it, and nearly 90 Republicans.

Debt fiasco damaging U.S. reputation

With the U.S. fast approaching a debt payment failure the nation’s reputation already is suffering around the world. Leaders say the world will not be the same.

Nation headed for debt crisis

There was no guarantee the nation would avoid having to default on its debt next week after talks between President Obama and House Republicans stalled.

TopFinds: Obama and Boehner continue talks, Dr. Who shows found

US President Barack Obama and Speaker Boehner still at an impasse over the spending bill and ending the government shutdown. Why humans are responsible for shocking dolphin deaths. Missing episodes of Doctor Who found. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Obama rejects Republican compromise for second day in a row

President Obama has rejected a compromise to protect the debt ceiling from because it is only temporary. Obama spoke after a second day of talks with the GOP.

Dems push 'Discharge Petition' to eliminate Boehner and Tea Party

Washington - House Democrats are pushing forward with a rare procedural move called a "discharge petition." This will remove John Boehner and Tea Party extremists from the budget process for a vote on a clean spending bill.

Op-Ed: Boehner says 'no clean bill to raise debt ceiling'

Washington - John Boehner, once known as Speaker of the House of Representatives, went on one of the Sunday Talking Head shows in the US Sunday and threatened to execute the world economy he and his fellow Tea Partiers are holding hostage.

Op-Ed: Boehner informs Republicans he refuses to allow nation to default

Washington - House Speaker John Boehner has stated that he refuses to allow the nation to default. But actions speak louder than words. And so far, no words have come from the Speaker that supports this conviction.

Obama on a Syrian military strike: 'The world set a red line'

Speaking to reporters in Sweden, President Obama detailed his case for a military strike against the Assad regime in Syria and said the red line drawn was the world's.

Obama says income gap is fraying U.S. social fabric

Galesburg - One week after Pres. Obama delivered impromptu remarks on race relations and the Trayvon Martin shooting, he delivered a series of economic policy speeches to refocus attention on middle class jobs, job security, and racial equality.

Op-Ed: Sequestration — What is it and who proposed it?

Washington - The president's response to most budget and deficit problems is predictable, blame the Republicans, ask for more taxation and spending and campaign. The upcoming sequester is no different. The president blames Republicans and Americans buy it.

Video: Did Michelle Obama roll her eyes at John Boehner?

Washington - First Lady Michelle Obama's apparently cold response to friendly gestures from the House Speaker John Boehner during the inaugural luncheon has become a subject of discussion since the video was posted online.

Op-Ed: Introducing direct democracy into Congress

Washington - Negotiations to try and reach some sort of agreement to head off the looming fiscal cliff, continues between both Democrats and Republicans, though the likelihood of reaching some sort of deal seem unlikely at the moment.

GOP's new fiscal cliff proposal: Permanent tax cuts for top 2%?

Washington - The House Republicans, led by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, seemingly gave their fiscal cliff proposal: permanent tax cuts for the top 2%. However, it comes to question if they're being serious or not.

GOP and Democrats continue playing chicken in fiscal cliff battle

As the Democrats and Republicans continue their "chicken" match on the fiscal cliff, more people are coming out and giving their two cents on it. One analyst says that Congress should go off the fiscal cliff.

US fiscal cliff continues to be a shaky 'Mexican standoff'

As a growing number of Republicans become more shaky, the fiscal cliff confrontation still remains an unpredictable "Mexican standoff."

Boehner's plan rejected by Obama & scrutinized within the GOP

After GOP House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and a few other Republicans gave their proposal, it was rejected by US President Obama. However, Boehner's plan is being criticized by other Republicans.

McCain demands air strikes on Syria

Washington - Senator John McCain called on Monday for US air strikes on Syria, stating that military assistance to the Free Syrian Army and other resistance groups would be necessary in the long-term.

House Republicans reject extending payroll tax cut

In a vote of 229/193; on Tuesday, December 20, the House rejected the Senate deal that would have extended the payroll tax cut.

House Democrats deliver 35,000 petitions to Boehner’s office

Washington - Seven House Democratic candidates arrived at the office of Speaker John Boehner on October 26, 2011, delivering 35,000 signatures that represented the country’s 99%, a Progressive movement riding in a similar manner to the Occupy Wall Street movements.

Hank Williams Jr. on Disney: 'Mickey is a mean mouse'

In an appearance on ABC's 'The View,' Hank Williams Jr defended his reference to Hitler in comments made on Fox News that have since cost him his job with Walt Disney's ESPN network.

Senate Democrats reject House debt bill, Obama tweets the issue

Washington - After the House passed Speaker Boehner's debt ceiling extension plan, Senate Democrats rejected it outright and spurred further uncertainty just days before the August 2 deadline.

Op-Ed: The other deficit — Will the US declare intellectual bankruptcy?

Washington - For transparently dishonest, unbelievable stupidity even by the standards of the culture that gave the world the GFC, the current US debt ceiling debate takes any prize. Not raising the debt ceiling tells the world “we refuse to pay our debts”.

Boehner claims Senate debt ceiling bill has 'phony accounting'

Washington - With the August 2 debt ceiling deadline just a week away, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) presented their slightly different bills within their respective congressional chambers.

In midst of debt ceiling debate, Obama is losing his voter base

Washington - As the fallout from the debt ceiling impasse intensified on Tuesday, President Obama's overarching policies appear to have alienated his remaining voter base.

Obama rejects bipartisan debt plan, spurs impeachment planning

Washington - As the debt ceiling crisis spooked global markets and reports surfaced of President Obama's rejection of a bipartisan plan, talk of impeachment is circulating among congressional circles.

Ron Paul: Go ahead and default, we've done it three times before

As the political theater on the federal debt ceiling peaked moving into the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul sought to downplay the Armageddon-like impact of a default.

Boehner walks out of talks, says Obama demanded more revenue

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) explained his decision to walk away from the debt ceiling talks and said it was the president who walked away from the original agreement between them.
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