John Boehner

  • Obama, Republicans find 'no specific determination' on path forward October 11, 2013

    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 the...
  • Obama, Congress look for way out of US fiscal stalemate October 10, 2013

    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 House...
  • Shutdown could harm America's global stature: White House October 7, 2013

    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 the...
  • China asks US to protect its huge investments October 7, 2013

    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 Minister...
  • US Congress enters crucial week in budget, debt limit battles October 7, 2013

    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...
  • US government shutdown enters 2nd week, no end in sight October 7, 2013

    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 markets...
  • Obama urges public not to give up on health signups October 6, 2013

    Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans "definitely shouldn't give up" on the problemplagued 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 thwarted...
  • US Shutdown: End nowhere in sight, day 5 drowns in crisis October 5, 2013

    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 an...
  • US Shutdown: No end in sight to the crisis on day 5 October 5, 2013

    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 counterattack on the White House. The crisis, that erupted after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, left hundreds...
  • US shutdown: No negotiations with a 'gun held to the head', says Obama October 5, 2013

    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 September 30, 2013

    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 in...
  • Barack Obama faces Syria test as House holds 1st hearing September 4, 2013

    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 top...
  • US: Obama heads back to a divided government November 8, 2012

    Washington: One day after a bruising, mixedverdict 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, DNev said "Of...
  • Boehner, Obama relationship tested in debt fight August 1, 2011

    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 August 1, 2011

    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 said...
  • US Republicans put off vote debt limit August 1, 2011

    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 of...
  • Obama, Boehner team up in golf match June 19, 2011

    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 Vice...
  • Lawmakers mock Obama claim on Libya hostilities June 17, 2011

    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 3monthold military operation. In an escalating constitutional fight, House Speaker John Boehner threatened to withhold money for the...