John Boehner

  • Obama, Republicans find 'no specific determination' on path forward 11-10-2013 07:45 AM

    Reuters: President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans found no specific way forward to break their impasse over a government shutdown and extending the US debt ceiling at a meeting on Thursday, the White House said. The session of about an hour and a half between Obama and Republican leaders of...
  • Obama, Congress look for way out of US fiscal stalemate 10-10-2013 12:02 PM

    Washington: With pressure rising and no clear path forward for breaking their fiscal impasse, US President Barack Obama launched a series of White House meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday to search for a way to end a government shutdown and raise the debt limit. House Democrats journeyed to the White...
  • Shutdown could harm America's global stature: White House 07-10-2013 09:11 PM

    Washington: As the US government shutdown enters its second week, the White House on Monday warned that the looming prospect of an unprecedented debt default by the world's largest economy was a "terrible" scenario that would harm America's democracy and global stature. Top US officials said the political deadlock on...
  • China asks US to protect its huge investments 07-10-2013 06:29 PM

    Concerned over the safety of its US bonds worth USD 1.2 trillion, Beijing, on Monday, asked Washington to take decisive steps to end the debt crisis and protect its investments. As the US government's largest creditor, China is "naturally concerned about developments in the US fiscal cliff", Chinese Vice Finance...
  • US Congress enters crucial week in budget, debt limit battles 07-10-2013 05:34 PM

    As the US government moved into the second week of a shutdown on Monday with no end in sight, a deadlocked US Congress also confronted an October 17 deadline to increase the nation's borrowing power or risk default. Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner vowed not to raise the...
  • US government shutdown enters 2nd week, no end in sight 07-10-2013 03:47 PM

    The government shutdown entered its second week with ominous signs that the US was closer to the first default in the nation's history as House Republican Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama. Washington will be closely watching the financial...
  • Obama urges public not to give up on health sign-ups 06-10-2013 07:45 AM

    Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans "definitely shouldn't give up" on the problem-plagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal government. Obama said public interest far exceeded the government's expectations, causing technology glitches that...
  • US Shutdown: End nowhere in sight, day 5 drowns in crisis 05-10-2013 05:51 PM

    Washington: The political impasse behind the US government shutdown showed no signs of abating as it entered its fifth day on Saturday with President Barack Obama asking the opposition to pass the federal budget with no strings attached and refusing to "pay a ransom" to end the crisis. Warning that...
  • US Shutdown: No end in sight to the crisis on day 5 05-10-2013 01:20 PM

    Washington:The political impasse that shut down the US government entered its fifth day on Saturday without showing any signs of abating, with Republicans launching a furious counter-attack on the White House. The crisis, that erupted after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, left...
  • US shutdown: No negotiations with a 'gun held to the head', says Obama 05-10-2013 09:46 AM

    Blamegame continues between the Republicans and democrats over the US Shutdown. While Obama maintains he is open for negotiations on the matter, Republicans continue to blame his administration for the crisis. ...
  • US Capitol building eerily quiet as federal government shutdown nears 30-09-2013 12:16 PM

    Washington: With just a day to go before a midnight Monday deadline to avoid a federal government shutdown, the US Capitol building was eerily quiet on Sunday, with meeting rooms locked and no lawmakers to be found inside. Senate Democrats decided on Sunday not to take up a measure approved...
  • Barack Obama faces Syria test as House holds 1st hearing 04-09-2013 04:46 PM

    The Obama administration is facing a tougher examination of its plans for military intervention in Syria, squaring off against tea party Republicans and other skeptical House members a day after gaining Speaker John Boehner's critical endorsement and finding significant support in the Senate. With President Barack Obama in Europe, his...
  • US: Obama heads back to a divided government 08-11-2012 07:09 AM

    Washington: One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged on Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending cuts and tax increases that threaten to plunge the economy back into recession. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev said "Of...
  • Boehner, Obama relationship tested in debt fight 30-07-2011 05:23 PM

    Washington: The fight over the debt ceiling has turned into a dramatic leadership test for President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, opponents in a divided government who've gone from negotiating in secret to facing off in public at a watershed moment for the country and their own political...
  • Obama calls for compromise on debt ceiling 29-07-2011 08:21 PM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday called for a compromise to resolve the debt limit crisis. Obama said that a bill put forward by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner "does not solve the problem." "What's clear now is that any solution to avoid default must be bipartisan," he...
  • US Republicans put off vote debt limit 29-07-2011 08:17 AM

    Washington: An intense endgame at hand, House Republican leaders put off a vote on Thursday night on legislation to avert a threatened government default and slice federal spending by nearly $1 trillion. GOP leaders announced their decision after abruptly halting debate on the legislation and plunging into an intensive round...
  • Obama, Boehner team up in golf match 19-06-2011 10:08 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama and Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner teamed up in a golf match on Saturday to try to build a friendlier climate for troubled talks on the US debt and deficits. In a game won on the 18th hole, Obama, a Democrat, and Boehner beat...
  • Lawmakers mock Obama claim on Libya hostilities 17-06-2011 07:12 AM

    Washington: Republicans and Democrats on Thursday derided President Barack Obama's claim that US air attacks against Libya do not constitute hostilities and demanded that the commander in chief seek congressional approval for the 3-month-old military operation. In an escalating constitutional fight, House Speaker John Boehner threatened to withhold money for...