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  • 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.

  • Obama Says 'Sequester' Crisis Is 'Just Dumb' Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks after meeting Friday with congressional about budget cuts.

    President Obama blamed Republicans' refusal to close `wasteful' loopholes for the automatic budget cuts going into effect Friday, and said Americans will get through the crisis.

  • Obama to Meet Lawmakers, but After Sequester Deadline Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    President Obama will meet Friday with the top leaders in the House and Senate, hours past the deadline for averting automatic budget cuts, to discuss how to proceed on divisive tax-and-spend issues.