John Boehner

2:56am

Fri December 21, 2012
Politics

Plug Pulled On 'Plan B,' House Breaks For Christmas

Originally published on Fri December 21, 2012 9:16 am

House Speaker John Boehner pauses during a news conference Thursday. House GOP leaders abruptly canceled a vote on his measure after they failed to round up enough votes for it to pass.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

House Speaker John Boehner was dealt a major defeat Thursday night. After spending most of the week trying to round up votes for his "Plan B" to extend tax cuts for virtually everyone, he pulled the measure without a vote and sent the House home for Christmas. The clock keeps ticking toward the end of the year, when automatic tax increases and spending cuts are set to hit.

Early Thursday, Boehner expressed confidence not only that his bill would pass but that the Democratic-controlled Senate would feel so much pressure, it would be forced to consider it, too.

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8:18pm

Thu December 20, 2012
Politics

House Pulls 'Plan B' Tax Measure From The Floor

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3:59pm

Wed December 19, 2012
It's All Politics

With Nation's Eyes On Newtown, Washington Distracted By Fiscal Cliff

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 4:34 pm

President Obama, with Vice President Biden at his side on Wednesday, at a news conference about gun violence that became dominated by questions of the fiscal cliff.
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Anyone hoping that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre might change dynamics in the nation's capital when it comes to the issue of guns met some level of Washington reality on Wednesday.

President Obama held a news conference to announce his response to the Connecticut killings of 26 grade-schoolers and educators, including his naming of Vice President Joe Biden to head a team that will recommend in a month actions that might help prevent future Sandy Hooks.

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10:50am

Wed December 19, 2012
The Two-Way

'Take Me Out Of It,' President Urges GOP, And 'Take The Deal'

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 12:32 pm

With the end-of-year deadline looming on automatic tax increases and spending cuts, President Obama on Wednesday made the case that Republicans should recognize "I have met them at least halfway in order to get something done for the country."

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6:31am

Tue December 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Is A 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Near?

Originally published on Wed December 19, 2012 3:50 am

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, at the White House last month.
Toby Jorrin AFP/Getty Images

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