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Boehner Blinks, Senate 'Close' to Deal

The House convenes Wednesday morning, but no further action on government funding or the debt ceiling is expected. House GOP Leaders had tried to pass a new proposal to end the partial government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling on Tuesday, but had to pull the measure from the floor in the face of conservative opposition. Any deal to reopen government and raise the debt ceiling will now come from the Senate. Oct 16, 2013 7:11 AM PT

House GOP Scraps Vote on Latest Debt Deal

House GOP Leadership has pulled from the floor its latest proposal to end the partial government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. Leadership had spent all day Tuesday trying to build support for the proposal, tweaking and altering the specific language to attract conservative support. Those efforts weren't enough, however, as the proposal faced likely defeat. Oct 15, 2013 4:57 PM PT

House GOP May Skip Town After Passing Spending, Debt Deal

House GOP Leadership was finalizing language Tuesday afternoon, for another proposal to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. They are scrambling to identify a mix of provisions that could attract enough conservative votes to pass the House. Several sources on Capitol Hill told Breitbart News that House Leadership is considering then leaving town, to put pressure on the Senate to act. Oct 15, 2013 12:23 PM PT

Boo!: Halloween Is the Real Debt Limit

On Thursday, the US will exhaust its borrowing authority, according to the Treasury Department. With both parties and the White House far apart on any deal to end the government shutdown and increase the debt ceiling, the fiscal stand-off will sail past Thursday's deadline. Even if all sides agreed to a deal this afternoon, time is running out to move an agreement through Congress ahead of the deadline. The country is likely, at least temporarily, to go past the debt ceiling. Oct 15, 2013 10:23 AM PT

Obama, Reid Reject House Plan Even Before Details Emerge

On Tuesday, House Republicans announced plans to push another proposal to end the partial government shutdown and temporarily lift the debt ceiling. Even before details of the new proposal were finalized, the White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid summarily rejected any House action. Although he didn't know specifically what the House was proposing, Reid took to the Senate floor to accuse Republicans of acting "out of spite." Oct 15, 2013 9:24 AM PT

Corker: Don't 'Spike Football' on Senate Deal

On Tuesday, GOP Sen. Bob Corker cautioned against "spiking the football" on a potential Senate deal to end the partial government shutdown and lift the nation's debt ceiling. It was an odd choice of words, since "spiking a football" usually comes about when your team has scored points. The emerging deal negotiated by Corker and GOP Leaders is a near-complete total defeat for the GOP. Oct 15, 2013 8:11 AM PT

House GOP to Ignore Senate, Pass Own Bill to Reopen, Lift Debt

While most of Washington awaits news of a Senate deal to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, House Republicans are planning their own legislation to end the fiscal stalemate. The development came as House Republicans met Tuesday morning to review the framework for the Senate deal. With one member describing the Senate agreement as a "mushy piece of s---," the House is going to move forward with its own proposal, rather than wait for Senate action. Oct 15, 2013 7:00 AM PT

Senate Dems Set to Roll GOP

Word on the Hill is that a Senate deal to end the partial government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling will be reached on Tuesday. Although specific details are murky and subject to change, the broad outlines of the deal indicate a complete victory for Sen. Harry Reid and the Democrat caucus. With the partial government shutdown entering its third week, it looks increasingly likely that the GOP will gain next to nothing from the stand-off. Oct 15, 2013 5:50 AM PT

Big Labor Set to Win ObamaCare Delay

As Senate leaders hammer out a deal to end the partial government shutdown and lift the nation's debt ceiling, sources on Capitol Hill tell Breitbart News that labor unions are poised to win a significant delay in an ObamaCare tax. The delay in the tax, which has long been a goal of Big Labor, is expected to be part of a spending agreement brokered by Sens. Reid and McConnell. Oct 14, 2013 5:13 PM PT

Gallup: Obama Approval Nears Historic Lows

Gallup's latest Presidential tracking poll finds that only 41% of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing. A solid majority, 53%, disapprove of the job he is doing. Obama's poll numbers are approaching the lowest of his Presidency, reached in October 2011, in the aftermath of the last debt ceiling debate. Gallup's latest numbers also show a dramatic drop in Obama's approval since immediately before the partial government shutdown. Oct 14, 2013 11:48 AM PT

Day 14: Reid Makes Bid to End Shutdown

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a new offer to GOP Leader Mitch McConnell to end the partial government shutdown. The proposal would extend government funding through mid-December at current levels and lift the debt ceiling until the middle of 2014. The country is expected to hit its debt ceiling later this week, narrowing drastically the window for a deal to be reached. Oct 14, 2013 10:13 AM PT

GOP: We'll Increase Spending to End Shutdown

Over the weekend, House and Senate Republican proposals on the fiscal showdown, which largely met previously stated demands from the White House, were summarily rejected by President Obama and Senate Democrats. Having shown that they are desperate to end the stand-off, the GOP is now facing pressure from Democrats to undo the sequester cuts agreed to during the last debt-ceiling debate. Limping, the DC GOP seems ready to accept this defeat. Oct 13, 2013 6:46 AM PT

Square 1: House, Senate GOP Crash Against Unified Democrat Wall

Hours after President Obama rejected the latest spending offer from the House GOP on his weekly radio address, Senate Democrat leaders rejected a competing proposal offered by Senate Republicans. While Obama and the Democrats have remained united on a simple and clear position on the fiscal stand-off, House and Senate Republicans competed for pole-position to lead opposition negotiations. Democrats rejected each in turn. Oct 12, 2013 11:40 AM PT

Senate Blocks Reid Debt Plan

On Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid failed to receive the 60 votes he needed to move forward with his plan for a 14-month extension of the debt ceiling. Reid's plan contained no off-setting spending cuts or reforms and was intended to push the debt debate until after the 2014 mid-term elections. The vote was, 53-45, to invoke cloture and proceed to debate on the bill. Oct 12, 2013 9:49 AM PT

Obama Rejects Latest House GOP Offer

President Obama used his weekly radio address to reject the latest offer from House Republicans to end the fiscal stalemate. The outline of their proposal was released Friday and would have reopened government through December and lifted the debt ceiling for six weeks. Oct 12, 2013 7:25 AM PT


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