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Not So Fast: Obama, Boehner Deny Reaching Any Deal on Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner predicted Thursday that a majority of House Republicans will end up supporting some kind of compromise to avoid a government default. Democrats insisted that higher tax revenue be part of a deal. White House budget chief Jacob Lew told reporters at the Capitol that “I’m unaware of a […]

July 21, 2011

Obama Shoots For Fences on Debt Deal

At his late-afternoon press conference on the debt ceiling fight yesterday, the president made clear he doesn’t want a short-term fix. “I don’t think that the American people sent us here to avoid tough problems,” he said. “That’s, in fact, what drives them nuts about Washington — when both parties simply take the path of […]

July 6, 2011