Jonathan Cohn
Senior Editor

Tick, Tick, Tick... Is This Boehner's Last Ransom Note?
October 15, 2013

Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have nearly completed a deal that would reopen the government and increase the Treasury Department's debt ceiling. President Obama has signalled his support, as have Democratic leaders in the House.

The Senate Budget Deal Spares Obamacare—Except for These Two Changes
October 14, 2013

Senate leaders are near an agreement that would re-open the government and increase the debt ceiling.

Senate Republicans Don't Get It: The Democrats Aren't Bluffing
October 13, 2013

Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate Republicans, approached Democrats with a new offer over the weekend: He and his colleagues would vote to open the government and increase its borrowing authority, as long as Democrats would agree to accept the de

The Republican Fever Is Down. It Hasn't Broken Yet.
October 11, 2013

The Republican fever is starting to come down. It hasn’t broken yet.Members of the Senate GOP on Friday met with President Obama, just as House Republicans had done one day before.

The Silver Bullet Nobody Is Discussing
October 11, 2013

The debate over funding government and avoiding default has officially reached the chaos stage.

Boehner Has a Plan. Or Something Like That.
October 10, 2013

House Republican leaders on Thursday morning announced that they have a new proposal and it hews to the outlines media outlets reported overnight.

Device Makers Would Love Repeal of Their Tax. But Would Conservatives?
October 10, 2013

Republican leaders and, finally, many of their followers are coming to grips with the obvious: They can't use the government shutdown or threat of default to kill Obamacare.

Paul Ryan's Proposal Is Still a Ransom That Democrats Shouldn't Pay
October 09, 2013

The big news this morning is a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Paul Ryan, in which he dangles a new offer to President Obama and the Democrats.

When Should Debt-Ceiling Drama Scare You? Right About Now.
October 08, 2013

Economic doomsday is approaching. And while we don’t know the exact date, we’re starting to get a pretty good idea.

The White House Promises it Wasn't Flinching
October 07, 2013

Did the White House just open the door to some kind of short-term increase in the debt limit, perhaps to allow broader negotiations over fiscal priorities? Several media outlets are reporting as much.

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