John Boehner

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

If John Boehner Knows What's Good For Him, He'll Shut Down the Government
September 25, 2013

What the hell is John Boehner thinking? I don’t mean that strictly in a rhetorical sense, though it’s hard not to slap your head when you see the most powerful Republican in the country lurching from one cockamamie strategy to another.

This Optimistic News Actually Makes a Shutdown More Likely
September 23, 2013

Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner thinks a government shutdown, although possible, remains unlikely:...there’s still reason to believe that ...

The Big Budget Battle the GOP Has Already Won
September 20, 2013

If you enjoy silence, a good place to camp out for the next couple weeks is the room in the Capitol Building designated for Congressional negotiations on the budget.

Obama May Yet Bail Boehner Out on the Budget. That Would Be an Historic Mistake.
September 19, 2013

On Monday I wrote a piece saying we’re headed for a government shutdown when this year’s funding runs out on September 30. The piece hinged on three assumptions.

Boehner: Surrender on Obamacare, Or It's Shutdown City
September 18, 2013

House Republican leaders finally have a plan.

Countdown to Shutdown: "Nobody Knows How This Will End"
September 16, 2013

Are we headed for a government shutdown? My colleague Noam Scheiber thinks so. And, in his latest dispatch, he makes an awfully good case. 

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