John Boehner

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.

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.

The GOP Can Rebound From Record Low Favorability Ratings
October 10, 2013

Just because the Republican numbers are in the tank doesn't mean they can't bounce back soon. It happened in 1999 too.

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.

A Short-Term Debt Limit Increase Would Be a Disaster
President Obama shouldn't want it. Neither should John Boehner.
October 08, 2013

Let’s stipulate that yesterday’s acknowledgement that the White House is open to a short-term debt-limit increase didn’t deserve half the breathless coverage it received.

If There Are Enough Votes to End the Shutdown, Why Don't They Just Vote?
October 07, 2013

If the government shutdown is going to end any time soon, it seems likely that the vehicle of its demise will be a clean continuing resolution, a bill that would fund the government temporarily without defunding Obamacare.

Three Ways Obama Could Raise the Debt Ceiling On His Own
The controversial, risky options if Congress doesn't act
October 06, 2013

A law professor lays out the least unconstitutional options for resolving a national crisis 

United Democrats Stand, Divided Republicans Fall
October 01, 2013

A little while ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid arrived at an event on Capitol Hill and got a huge applause from some fellow Democrats. That probably doesn’t seem surprising. Reid has always been popular with members of his caucus.

Countdown to Shutdown
Think 1996 was bad for the GOP? This time will be much, much worse
September 29, 2013

The year 1996, the last time the GOP took its toys and went home rather than fund the government, hasn’t loomed so large in Washington since it actually was 1996.

The House GOP Wants to Throw a Temper Tantrum, and Boehner Can't Stop Them
September 27, 2013

Here’s the question to ask yourself while watching the government shutdown/debt-limit insanity play out these next few days: Is the congressional GOP a global menace, bent on destruction of an epic scale, or merely a goofy, intermittently-competent-a

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