Should the government shutdown strike at the stroke of midnight, a new poll shows that Americans know exactly which side of the political aisle bears the greater share of the blame. In a new CNN poll, 69 percent of Americans — including 52 percent of self-identified Tea Party supporters — believe that Congressional Republicans are […]

In a move that surprised no one, House Republicans voted early Sunday morning to delay Obamacare for one year and repeal its tax on medical devices, reports RELATED: Senate Passes Budget Bill, House Votes This Weekend The highly anticipated vote came after midnight.  The House voted 232-192 to delay the Affordable Care Act, which is scheduled to launch October […]

While the ever-disagreeable House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is best-known for almost single-handedly forcing America over the infamous fiscal cliff, the Republican politician is about to be known for something else: his weed-toting son-in-law Dominic Lakhan (pictured), who has a colorful rap sheet to take with him to the altar, according to the U.K. Daily […]

In an altruistic move unparallelled on the right side of the aisle, President Barack Obama has joined key congressional Democrats in pledging to return 5 percent ($20,000) of his annual $400,000 salary to the U.S. Treasury to show solidarity with furloughed federal workers, according to a senior White House official. Due to sequestration, the White […]

How aggressive was the first State of the Union of President Barack Obama‘s second term in office? The answer to that question lies in the frowns, sighs and other varying expressions of displeasure from Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH). As Obama spoke of greater investment in infrastructure and education, called for gun control and a […]

We knew that this would be a memorable Inaugural week-end, celebrating the second term in the White House for President Barack Obama, but it’s been the unofficial activity that’s created the most cyber-buzz. First it was the big reveal of First Lady Michelle Obama’s gorgeous bangs; then 11-year-old Sasha Obama was caught yawning widely during […]

Guess who’s decided to work after being yelled at? On Friday, the House of Representatives approved $9.7 billion in new aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy. The vote comes on the heels of Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) being met with a wave of scathing criticism from tri-state Republicans, with the loudest critique […]

Word on the Hill is those ‘Fiscal Cliff’ negotiations got real! Speaker of the House, John Boehner, (R-Ohio), and Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, (D-Nevada), have never been bosom buddies, but as the deadline to avoid going over the cliff came into view, and Boehner apparently began to accept that President Barack Obama didn’t plan […]

UPDATE: 11:54 P.M. EST 1-2-2013 President Obama has signed the “Fiscal Cliff” deal, formally called the American Taxpayer Relief Act, into law, reports Reuters. The POTUS, who is still vacationing in Hawaii, signed the bill with an autopen, a mechanical device that copies his signature. UPDATE: 11:54 P.M. EST 1-1-2013 The deal is done. In […]

Later this afternoon, President Barack Obama will meet with Democratic congressional leaders Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) along with their Republican counterparts Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) hoping to avert going over the highly publicized “fiscal cliff.” With the White House previously noting how stagnant the talks […]

When it comes to caving on taxes to avoid the much ballyhooed fiscal cliff , President Barack Obama had made it clear that “that’s one principle [he] won’t compromise on.” “If we’re serious about reducing our deficit while still investing in things like education and research that are important to growing our economy – and […]

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Twenty-three days since they last met face-to-face and 23 days before the fiscal cliff becomes a harsh reality, the two men most pivotal to the contentious budget talks sat down Sunday. SEE ALSO: Unemployment Falls To 7.7 Percent, Lowest Since Dec. 2008 There was no evidence of a breakthrough, though President Barack […]