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House Speaker John Boehner says he’s still open to talks with President Barack Obama on avoiding the double economic hit of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts but he needs Obama to compromise more. Boehner spoke to reporters Friday morning,...
Tags: Republican Party, Barack Obama, Fiscal Cliff
The White House says President Barack Obama would veto House Speaker John Boehner’s ‘Plan B’ proposal for extending tax cuts for people making up to $1 million. White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer says it is unlikely...
Associated PressPresident Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House on Monday in hopes of continuing to make progress on a plan to deal with the “fiscal cliff.” The meeting came after Boehner on Friday offered $1 trillion in...
Does Boehner realize that someday he will be old, too? To the editor: Sounds to me like Republican House Speaker John Boehner doesn’t understand that he may get old some day, too. Of course he’s got plenty of money, so he doesn’t...
GOP House wants middle class to foot the debt bill To the editor: John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, had a post-election press conference where he declared that a tax increase for the higher income brackets (what President Obama...
Associated PressIn a challenge to Republicans, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to extend expiring tax cuts immediately for all but the highest income earners as a way to eliminate half of the so-called fiscal cliff that threatens to send the economy...
“I hear the farmers whining for food subsidies, and I hear the people up north yelling about FEMA. I thought the Republicans wanted smaller government. Then what is everybody yelling for the government when something happens?” —...
Tags: Voting, Elections, Mitt Romney, FEMA, Barack Obama
Associated PressDemocrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. It was a fight that didn’t go well for the GOP when President George W....
Associated PressThe Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance. The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul,...
The Democrat looking to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito in the general election challenged her Friday to release details of her mortgages on properties in Charleston, Lexington, Va., and Washington, D.C. Howard Swint’s challenge...
Associated PressHouse Republicans pushed an election-year vote Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, casting it as not only a rejection of an unpopular law but a surefire way to block a tax on the middle class. “The intent of...
Tags: Voting, Nancy Pelosi, Healthcare Laws, Eric Cantor, Elections
Associated PressPresident Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession. “You made your voice heard,&...
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