A Lose-Lose-Lose Situation: Washington Pursues Wrong Set of Policies in Debt Ceiling Debacle

President Barack Obama meets with congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 13 to discuss ongoing efforts to find a balanced approach to the debt limit and deficit reduction. Facing the first default in the nation’s history, President Barack Obama punted on large-scale fiscal reform earlier this month by adopting … Continue reading

Boehner’s House vs. White House: House Speaker is playing chicken with President Obama

One of the biggest mysteries of the midterm election was whether House Speaker John Boehner could lead a divided Republican caucus comprised of 87 new members, many of whom were backed by the Tea Party. After a coalition of liberal Democrats and wayward Tea Party representatives rallied last Wednesday to shoot down funding for the … Continue reading

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