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'You got your tax increase,' Boehner tells Obama as sequester staring contest continues

John Beohner

The nation’s capital was enveloped in a familiar kind of gridlock late Monday, as Republicans again demanded that President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats act first to put off $85 billion in automatic cuts slated to take effect on Friday.


White House, Boehner trade sequester blame

House Speaker John Boehner and a top aide to President Obama are duking it out in competing columns over who is to blame for the sequester. "It is a product of the president's own failed leadership," wrote Boehner in The Wall Street Journal, nine days before the sequester -- $85 billion in automatic budget cuts -- kick in.


House Speaker Boehner opposes delay in automatic budget cuts

Top Republican lawmaker John Boehner said on Wednesday that he would oppose any delay in the automatic budget cuts that are set to kick in March 1, without other spending cuts and reforms.


Obama State of the Union likely Feb. 12

Barack Obama

House Speaker John Boehner has invited President Obama to deliver his State of the Union message on Feb. 12. "Our nation continues to face immense challenges, and the American people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions," wrote House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in a letter inviting Obama to address a joint session of Congress.


House re-elects Boehner speaker

John Boehner

The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner as speaker and hailing one of their own who returned a year after being felled by a stroke.


Some urge Boehner: let Dems pass fiscal cliff bill

Lawmakers say Congress probably could resolve the so-called "fiscal cliff" if Republican leaders let Democrats provide most of the votes....


Fear, finger-pointing mount over U.S. fiscal cliff


Top U.S. lawmakers voiced rising fear on Sunday that the country would go over "the fiscal cliff" in nine days, triggering harsh spending cuts and tax hikes, and some Republicans charged that was President Barack Obama's goal.


A lump of coal for 'Fiscal Cliff-mas'


A traditionally quiet week could become hellish for traders as politicians in Washington are likely to fall short of an agreement to deal with $600 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in early next year.


Boehner's 'Plan B' immediately encounters opposition

House Speaker John A. Boehner’s "Plan B" on the budget talks, bringing to a vote his proposal to extend expiring tax breaks for all but those Americans who earn more than $1 million a year, ran almost immediately into stiff resistance Tuesday.


Obama, Boehner meet at White House on "fiscal cliff"

U.S. President Barack Obama and John Boehner, the top Republican in Washington, met at the White House on Monday to try to reach a budget deal that would head off steep tax hikes and spending cuts that could push the economy into recession next year.


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