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 Inevitable Republican Collapse That Will End the Shutdown
October 13, 2013
The crisis in Washington is grinding, miserably, to a close. Here's who wins, and how it shakes out.
It is very hard to keep up with developments on the Hill, but it appears that talks between the House of Representatives and the Obama administration have broken down.
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
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 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
October 06, 2013
A law professor lays out the least unconstitutional options for resolving a national crisis