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  • President Obama and House Republicans did not agree on an extension of the nation’s borrowing authority, but both sides agreed to keep talking.

  • Shutdown Day 9: House GOP to meet with Obama Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    File photo with John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi and Eric Cantor.

    Facing a looming federal default, the House GOP leadership will meet with President Obama at the White House on Thursday in a bid to resolve the budget deadlock.

  • Boehner: No 'lines in the sand' on debt limit Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) speaks to the media on Oct. 08, 2013.

    House Speaker John Boehner says he is willing to negotiate budget issues with President Barack Obama without any conditions.

  • Boehner: Obama putting US on 'dangerous path' Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    John Boehner

    House Speaker John Boehner again called for President Obama to negotiate with him about reopening the government and increasing the nation's debt limit.

  • Boehner takes a hard line in call for concessions Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner.

    John A. Boehner said the House would not vote to reopen the government without compromises on the health law.

  • Boehner blasts impasse: 'This isn't some damn game' Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a Republican strategy session on Friday.

    House Speaker John Boehner denounced Washington's political stalemate, insisting that Congress isn't playing "some damn game."

  • Senate to vote tonight?     Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The U.S. government is on the verge of a shutdown, with Robert Costa of National Review; and discussing the vote on delaying the individual mandate of Obamacare, with Sen. John Thune (R-SD). Costa says "there is no way the Senate Democrats will vote on this bill."

  • White House: Obama will veto House shutdown bill Saturday, 28 Sep 2013 | 9:38 PM ET
    The White House, Washington, D.C.

    President Barack Obama threatened to veto a House Republican bill that would delay much of Obamacare for a year and cancel a tax on medical devices.

  • Stopgap spending bill moving forward     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the Senate is still voting on the spending bill, which includes the Obamacare provision. There are 90 votes in favor already.

  • Sen. Cruz left floor at Noon     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Sen. John McCain took a shot at Sen. Ted Cruz for having compared the people who stood by while Obamacare passed to "Nazi appeasers." The Senate will vote on the spending bill.

  • Kudlow: Obama prefers to talk to Iran, not Boehner Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    One of the biggest mistakes President Obama is making in the current debate is his repeated and stubborn refusal to negotiate.

  • Why John Boehner's in a lose-lose situation Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    Rep. John Boehner at a news conference.

    John Boehner tried to avoid defunding Obamacare in the budget negotiations. But his team capitulated yesterday. Here's what it's getting them.

  • Obama may have a Republican secret weapon Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Sen. John McCain and President Barack Obama may seem like an unlikely team, but amid an uncooperative House and Senate, they are coming to the middle and working to compromise.

  • Obama mulls Fed pick, defends Summers on stimulus Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 8:59 AM ET
    Donald Kohn, former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    President Obama pushed back against criticism of his former economic adviser Lawrence Summers, who is seen as a leading candidate to become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • What the GOP needs to do to defund Obamacare Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz has outlined a plan to defund Obamacare going forward, but he needs Republicans to stand up and ban together to vote to withdraw financial support of the health-care law.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reports on the filibuster showdown in the Senate.

  • 'Nuke option' could cause market meltdown Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    With the Senate thinking the unthinkable—a "nuclear option" on filibusters—you may have to consider politics before your next investment.

  • Congress Is Back, With a Full Bickering Agenda Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 5:58 PM ET

    Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.

  • What Motivates the World's Richest Man? 'Not Money' Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 3:07 PM ET

    Record low interest rates, cold hard cash on balance sheets and Mexico are among the themes at the Milken Institute Global Conference.

  • Flight Delays Put Budget Cuts in Spotlight Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    The Obama administration on Wednesday backed a plan that would temporarily eliminate spending cuts disrupting U.S. air travel, while lawmakers in Washington scrambled to avoid blame.