John Boehner

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media after a weekly policy meeting at the Capitol on March 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Reid: Soft-Spoken, Combative Obama Partner vs GOP

White House aides say Obama talks more frequently with Reid than with any other senator, and they call one another several times a week.

10/14/2013

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry tells CBS News there is a lack of trust between Democratic and Republican leaders. (Getty Images)

McCurry: Obama And Boehner Are Like ‘Oil And Water’

Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry says a clash of personalities may be aggravating the current government shutdown.

10/10/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Raising Debt Ceiling ‘Does Not Add a Dime to Our Debt’

President Barack Obama held a press conference Tuesday at the White House on the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling.

10/08/2013

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Debt Limit Overtaking Shutdown as U.S. Crisis Focus

A market-rattling federal default loomed and the partial government shutdown lingered on Monday, but a gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the nation’s most challenging short-term economic disputes.

10/07/2013

Obama Steps Out for a Sub

Gov’t Shutdown Enters 2nd Week, No End In Sight

The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.

10/07/2013

Congress will likely approve a measure ensuring furloughed federal workers receive back pay. (Getty Images)

Congress Likely To Give Shutdown Workers Back Pay

A partial government shutdown enters its fifth day, with Congress convening for a session that promises no progress in breaking the impasse but will at least offer back pay to furloughed federal workers.

10/05/2013

Last week, President Barack Obama gathered some of his top advisers in the Oval Office to discuss the problem-plagued rollout of his health care legislation. He told his team the administration had to own up to the fact that there were no excuses for not having the health care website ready to operate on Day One. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Have Bent Over Backwards To Work With The Republican Party’

President Barack Obama said in an interview that he has done everything in his power to work with the Republican Party since being in office.

10/03/2013

President Barack Obama. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Dismantling Obamacare Is Only Thing Uniting GOP

President Barack Obama says House Speaker John Boehner is the only thing standing in the way of reopening the federal government.

10/03/2013

House Speaker John Boehner arrives at the House of Representatives chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 28, 2013 in Washington. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Boehner: ‘This Law Is Not Ready For Prime Time’

Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years, driven by an intractable budget dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

09/30/2013

File photo of the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Looming Because Of Obamacare

Republicans in the House stated Wednesday they will not pass two crucial bills unless all of the funding for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is dropped.

09/19/2013

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