Next. The word this afternoon was that Democrats would block it. According to Robert Costa’s GOP sources, they’re not bluffing. “Harry Reid will happily blow this up, and the president won’t accept Boehner’s terms,” predicts a GOP
They were for it, until they were against it. Ostensibly, what we’re all meant to be working toward in preparation for the fiscal cliff is a “balanced approach” (which also happens to be fundamentally trivial, but I digress) at which emphatic Democrats keep telling us we’
So Boehner plans to introduce a bill on the House floor that increases the top marginal tax rate on those earning more than $1 million per year. Most likely, Boehner and Obama will ultimately agree on a deal that splits the difference between $400,000 and $
“Up in the air.” There’s lots of chatter about a deal forming between John Boehner and Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff, but it’s no sure thing yet, either. Carl Cameron reports that the Speaker is still working on a Plan B
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Conn Carroll to discuss the latest proposal in the never-ending Fiscal Cliff negotiations, whether Republicans would except a tax hike as part of a deal
The latest fiscal cliff proposal by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R–OH) is infuriatingly frustrating to conservatives, again. In exchange for $1 trillion in tax hikes—including the President’s immediate tax rate hike on the wealthy—Boehner asked for just $1 trillion in spending cuts. And, to sweeten the pot for
Keeping mum. Christmas is only one week away, and the clock is winding down on the fiscal cliff. Over the weekend, Speaker Boehner reportedly offered some concessions to President Obama in the vein of tax hikes on actual millionaires and a temporary debt-ceiling hike, in exchange for some
“There could be a deal by the middle of this week.” Has the “logjam been broken” on the fiscal cliff? Yes, says Major Garrett, now at CBS News, although a deal hasn’t been finalized. His sources at the White House says that
What is worse than striking out? Grounding into a double play. Not only is Boehner prepared to raise taxes – both through capping deductions and increasing marginal rates – he is now prepared to preemptively surrender our last point of leverage in one fell swoop.
Obama still passes Let’s all get together now and pretend that nobody saw this one coming. Negotiations over the fiscal cliff haven’t stopped just because the media’s attention has been drawn elsewhere, and it sounds like John Boehner has served up a new
FILE – In this July 18, 2012, file photo, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about the drought during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. The fear that federal crop insurance subsidies are becoming fertile ground for big spending cuts in negotiations over the
House Speaker John Boehner announced in a brief statement that there would be no Republican radio address this weekend due to the shooting in Connecticut. Traditionally President Obama and a Republican leader each deliver a brief address for radio every weekend.
Last week, President Obama issued a request for $60.4 billion for Hurricane Sandy response and recovery. Yet as the fiscal cliff continues to loom nearby, many on Capitol Hill are asking exactly where that money would come from. While House Speaker
Lawmakers and other politicians expressed horror at the shooting deaths in Newtown, Conn., with several Democrats saying the incident underscores the need to crack down on gun violence and pushing President Obama to act forcefully on the issue. Here is a roundup
Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama at the White House on Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)(CNSNews.com) – Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist defended the leadership of House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday during an appearance on C
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio accuses President Barack Obama of not being serious about cutting government spending, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner is insisting that Obama wants far more in tax increases than spending reductions and appears willing to walk
All of this ‘compromise’ flying back and forth is practically giving me whiplash. As I have said, don’t even think about raising the Medicare age. We are not throwing America’s seniors over the cliff to give a tax cut to the wealthiest people in America. We have
President Obama plans to give interviews to television anchors from several states to press his case for continuing tax cuts for the middle class, as the White House and Republicans remain at odds over how to avert the fiscal cliff.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, leaves after a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, following the GOP caucus. Boehner and the other House Republican leaders are calling for Obama to come up with plan they can accept for
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, who conferred with President Barack Obama by phone yesterday, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, following a closed-door meeting with the GOP. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)(CNSNews.com) – House conservatives
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said House Speaker John Boehner shouldn’t avoid a vote to extend current tax rates for most Americans in order to shield Republican lawmakers from casting a vote on a tough issue.
Brinksmanship. So much for the holiday deadline, which always seemed a little optimistic anyway. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor emerged from a caucus meeting to declare that the fiscal-cliff negotiations are going very, very slowly — and that Republicans would stick around past Christmas in
A top House Democrat said he feared that House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), the top Republican negotiator in talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, would be reluctant to reach a deficit reduction deal with President Barack Obama until after he is
More than a week since several conservative House members were kicked off their committees, they have finally received a personal note from Boehner. During last week’s conference meeting, Boehner explicitly told members that there was a purge based upon voting records, that he was a part of it,
Waiting on you, White House. On the House floor on Tuesday, Speaker John Boehner broke from the mutual semi-silence of what’s been going on between himself and President Obama on the fiscal-cliff negotiations, and informed the Congress that all he’s waiting on are some proposals for
The current state of the “fiscal cliff” drama was summed up by the identically-worded statements released by both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, following their first face-to-face meeting in weeks: “This afternoon, the President and Speaker Boehner
Face to face. Breaking the pattern of presumably frosty phone calls only, President Obama and Speaker Boehner continued in their recent it’s-just-you-and-me-now, closed-off-from-the-public communications but actually met in person (and in private) at
FILE — In this file photo taken at Chigi Palace government’s office in Rome, on Dec. 6, 2012, Italian Premier Mario Monti gestures arrives for a news conference at the end of a cabinet meeting. Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, he plans to resign following the sudden loss of
The purge of conservatives from key committees last week was not a natural disaster. It was perpetrated by leadership with the help of the rest of the 31 members on the Steering Committee. They all need to hear from us
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures as he speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, to discuss the pending fiscal cliff. Boehner said there’s been no progress in negotiations on how to avoid the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending
Half a loaf The nation stands at the precipice of a tragedy. Progressive icon Paul Krugman fears that a horrifying vision of the future may come to pass. In this nightmare scenario – and I’d like you all to take