By David M. Drucker | 09/20/13 05:28 AM
An influential band of conservatives is pushing congressional Republicans to risk a government shutdown as leverage to block Obamacare, but most in the GOP worry the strategy could backfire politically. The worriers have a point.
By David M. Drucker | 09/19/13 06:56 PM
House Republicans driving the effort to permanently defund Obamacare on Thursday appeared to signal their willingness to compromise, suggesting they might accept a one-year delay of the health care law. The House could vote as early as Friday on a must-pass budget bill that would keep the...
By David M. Drucker | 09/19/13 03:47 PM
Congressional Republicans' willingness to risk a government shutdown to defund Obamacare could squander their single biggest political asset heading into the 2014 elections: the party's unified opposition to this increasingly unpopular law.
By David M. Drucker | 09/18/13 09:24 PM
House Republicans are furious with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for conceding that legislation to defund Obamacare would fail in the Senate, and are accusing him of surrendering the fight and undermining their strategy to effectively repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Gee, thanks for the...
By David M. Drucker and Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/13 05:04 AM
House Republican leaders on Wednesday will try to sell a new, short-term spending plan to their rank-and-file that would dodge a government shutdown while defunding the new health care law.
By David M. Drucker | 09/16/13 05:37 PM
Rep. Paul Ryan is predicting that Congress would avoid a government shutdown, but emphasized that House Republicans remain committed to using the upcoming fiscal negotiations to block the start of Obamacare. The Wisconsin Republican over the weekend signaled that the GOP-controlled House would...
By David M. Drucker | 09/11/13 03:55 PM
House conservatives are coalescing around an alternative plan that would delay implementation of Obamacare by one year and use the money saved to restore the sequester-mandated spending cuts, in exchange for approving either a must-pass budget bill or legislation to raise the debt ceiling.
By David M. Drucker | 09/10/13 02:16 PM
House Republican leaders on Tuesday told their caucus that a plan to either defund Obamacare or shut down the government was a fantasy scenario concocted by outside groups to raise money, and they urged lawmakers to swiftly approve a temporary spending bill needed to keep the government open.
By David M. Drucker | 09/09/13 04:09 PM
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., signaled Monday that he is leaning toward opposing President Obama's request for authorization to use military force against Syria. In a transcript of an interview with a Wisconsin radio station provided by Ryan's office, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee...
By David M. Drucker | 09/09/13 01:51 PM
Members of the House Intelligence Committee are still reluctant to support a military strike there, an indication of just how daunting a task President Obama faces as he ramps up efforts to get Congress to approve a war resolution.
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