Every so often, one has to hit a mule with a two-by-four to get its attention, which is pretty much what happened when polls made it clear that Sen. Ted Cruz and his anti-Obamacare venture was driving his party straight into a wall.
Republican leaders acknowledged the fight was over in their battle to derail Obamacare, agreeing to votes that likely will re-open the government and avert a debt default.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was the keynote speaker at the 2013 gala of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey (LLANJ) this past weekend.
No matter what budget agreement is eventually reached, House Speaker John Boehner is likely to fall short of his own debt-deal red line: that every dollar in new borrowing authority be matched by a dollar's worth of spending cuts.
An impasse between the U.S. Senate and House on raising the debt ceiling could precipitate a financial crisis and recession more severe even than the Great Depression. However, self-preservation could prompt lawmakers to pass a deal to avoid voter backlash.
Senate leaders are set to announce a deal to extend the government's borrowing authority until Feb. 7 and re-open federal agencies, following a chaotic day in which two House plans failed and Fitch warned it would drastically cut the U.S. credit rating.
Republican leaders on Tuesday canceled a House vote to reopen the government, citing a lack of support on the far right.
A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner said the House will vote Tuesday night on legislation that would reopen the government and avert a financial default.
A fragile deal to end the U.S. budget crisis collapsed Tuesday when conservative Republicans blocked bipartisan proposals less than two days before the country's borrowing authority expires.
Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has pleaded guilty to three charges and faces up to three years in prison.
House GOP leaders Tuesday floated a plan to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall a default on U.S. obligations, but it wasn't clear if the plan had the votes to pass the House.
The White House says the latest proposal from Republican leaders in the House of Representatives for reopening the government and extending the nation's borrowing cap is a partisan sop to the tea party.
A bipartisan agreement to reopen the U.S. government and avoid a debt default is taking shape in the Senate as potential U.S. insolvency looms and the federal shutdown enters its third week.
Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have expressed hope that a compromise on the U.S. debt crisis may be in sight. The Senate Conservative Fund doesn't like that.
Republican Congressman Peter King is no fan of the upstart Sen. Ted Cruz, and is making it clear he intends to stop the Texan in his tracks.