As congress still works to agree on a debt limit plan that can satisfy both Democrats and Republicans, many Americans are wondering just how all these plans will affect their everyday lives. House Speaker John Boehner’s Budget Control Act of 2011 is the current plan that congress will soon vote on. It is estimated to […]

Roland Martin appears in the CNN Newsroom with John Avlon, Will Cain and host Kyra Phillips to discuss Speaker Boehner trying to get his caucus in line to vote on his debt plan.

WASHINGTON — During a closed-door meeting, House Speaker John Beohner spoke to GOP leaders in an attempt to gain support of his debt limit plan, which some Republicans deem skeptical. “Get your a– in line,” he demanded to the caucus. The GOP has been quite divided between those who back Boehner’s plan and those — […]

WASHINGTON — Bickering in public yet bargaining in private, congressional leaders are struggling for a compromise debt limit deal that avoids a market-rattling default in little over a week while cutting trillions in spending. As leaders in both houses of Congress readied competing plans to head off the crisis, world markets fell Monday and Wall […]

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that the House has “done its job” toward resolving the impasse over raising the government’s debt limit and said it was time for the Senate to act. “There is no deal. There is no agreement in private” with Democrats, Boehner told reporters at the Capitol as the Senate […]

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama’s golf outing Saturday with Republican House Speaker John Boehner is a good way for the leaders to get together in a relaxed setting. Presidential spokesman Jay Carney says he anticipates that Obama and Boehner will find time to discuss important issues such as budget negotiations. But […]

A day before the federal government is said to be reaching its debt limit House Speaker John Boehner urged President Obama to sit down with him and strike a deal on raising the debt ceiling which is currently at $14.29 trillion. Many senators like Mitch McConnell believe this is a good time to talk about […]

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says Americans have a right to think what they want to think, even when they are wrong about President Barack Obama’s citizenship and his religion.

WASHINGTON — Newly elected speaker John Boehner hailed the Republican Party’s return to control of the House Wednesday, vowing a more open legislative process but acknowledging that “a great deal of scar tissue has built up on both sides of the aisle.”

Roland Martin appears in The Situation Room with Mary Matalin and host Wolf Blitzer to discuss John Boehner wearing his emotions on his sleeve. WATCH:

John Boehner’s interview on “60 Minutes” has drawn a lot of attention for the number of times the incoming Speaker of the House cries in it. On Monday’s “View,” all the co-hosts except Elisabeth Hasselbeck took turns mocking Boehner for his copious tears.

On the heels of President Obama’s self-professed “shellacking,” a renewed urgency for bipartisanship has emerged in Washington. One week later, a new study proves that the education gap between the races in the United States – specifically, the crisis facing young black men – remains as devastating as ever. So why not immediately start working […]