Blunt, Shimkus React to House Speaker ResignationLocals refuse to criticize John Boehner's record as Republican leader in Congress
Social Security In 1935: How Today's Health Law Should EvolveImagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.
Blunt Splits With House GOP on Shutdown, Debt CeilingBlunt says the shutdown was a strategic error because it is overshadowing the troubled implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Durbin: Gun Control Must Start In The Senate"John Boehner, the speaker of the House, basically threw in the towel. He said ‘we can’t do it here, do it in the Senate'"
Dems Want House Vote on Senate-Passed 'Cliff' DealHouse Democratic leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, says she expects, and wants, a straight up or down vote, on the Senate-passed bill avoiding the tax portion of the fiscal cliff.
Bill to Avert Fiscal Cliff Heads to HouseThe measure cleared the Senate early Tuesday, hours after Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sealed a deal.
Shimkus Is Frustrated, Pessimistic About Fiscal CliffUltimately, Shimkus says he is is not optimistic Congress will avert the fiscal cliff and places much of the blame for that on the Senate.
Opinion: Sore LosersMembers of the House of Representatives bolted town on Thursday after rejecting a plan advanced by House Speaker John Boehner.
Opinion: GOP Too ExtremeMore than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
States Getting Anxious Over Lack Of Fiscal Cliff DealA plunge over the federal "fiscal cliff" may sound like a terrifying risk for many state officials anxiously watching as Washington struggles to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to start with the new year. Yet their greatest angst may stem not from the potential loss of billions of dollars, but the confusion surrounding it all.
Opinion: GOP A Party Without A PlanWith one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment SolutionSpeaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.