By David M. Drucker | 10/16/13 02:49 PM
Hamstrung by their own political inflexibility and President Obama's decision to bypass them to negotiate with the Senate, the House GOP blew the only leverage they had to force a favorable deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
By David M. Drucker | 10/12/13 06:06 PM
Negotiations to end the government shutdown and raise the nation's debt ceiling accelerated Saturday when the Senate's top Republican and top Democrat entered into direct talks to negotiate a final deal. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met...
By David M. Drucker and Steve Contorno | 10/12/13 04:01 PM
UPDATE: The Senate voted 53-45 Saturday to block a Democratic bill that would have raised the debt ceiling until after the 2014 elections. House Republicans reacted bitterly Saturday after it became apparent that President Obama had rejected their offer to raise the debt ceiling and address...
By David M. Drucker | 10/11/13 02:39 PM
A bipartisan group of senators is working on a proposal to end the government shutdown and ease the debt ceiling standoff. Sources caution that the situation remains highly fluid and that multiple proposals are in play. But a group led by Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.,...
By David M. Drucker | 10/11/13 04:51 AM
For House Republicans, the fight over the debt ceiling isn't just about fiscal reform. The battle that spawned a government shutdown is also very much about preserving the GOP majority's relevance in future policy debates.
By David M. Drucker | 10/11/13 04:39 AM
House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday shifted strategies in the twin fiscal battles with Democrats as he sought to maintain Republican unity and force President Obama to the negotiating table.
By David M. Drucker | 10/10/13 03:55 PM
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is organizing a group of pragmatic conservatives, hoping to create a counterweight to the Tea Party-affiliated lawmakers that have thwarted House GOP leadership strategy leading up to, and during, the government shutdown.
By David M. Drucker | 10/10/13 12:02 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz during a closed-door lunch on Wednesday argued to his Republican colleagues that the campaign he led to defund Obamacare has bolstered the GOP’s political position in dealing with the government shutdown. Republicans who attended the weekly lunch hosted by Senate conservatives...
By David M. Drucker | 10/09/13 06:37 PM
House conservatives signaled Wednesday that they may be willing to accept a short-term funding bill that would put on hold for a few weeks their fight with President Obama and Democrats over a government funding bill and debt ceiling increase. The fiscal battle has already forced a government...
By David M. Drucker | 10/04/13 05:54 PM
Congressional Republicans on Friday issued a stern warning to President Obama: They will not approve legislation needed to raise the debt ceiling unless it includes fiscal reforms and won't retreat from the fight if he refuses to negotiate. House Republicans and connected GOP insiders dismiss...
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