Boehner's control of his caucus slipping

/ Oct 16, 2013

Boehner's control of his caucus slipping

Republican House Speaker John Boehner started Tuesday with a last-ditch attempt to exert control over his restive caucus, proposing a new plan to open the government and raise the U.S. debt ceiling in an effort to give Republicans a bit of leverage. But as evening ...

Threat of U.S. default starts to spook bourses

Oct 9, 2013

Threat of U.S. default starts to spook bourses

Concern deepened in financial markets Tuesday about the potential for a U.S. default as President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner clashed publicly without breaking the impasse over how to reopen the government and pay the nation's bills. Short-term borrowing by the Treasury ...

Deep political divisions at root of U.S. shutdown

/ Oct 6, 2013

Deep political divisions at root of U.S. shutdown

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The government shutdown did not happen by accident. It is the latest manifestation — an extreme one by any measure — of divisions long in the making and now deeply embedded in the country's politics. At some point, presumably, the current standoff will end. The ...