December 22, 2011 "What's happening right now is exactly why people get so frustrated with Washington," the president said of the latest political stalemate. "Enough is enough."
December 19, 2011 Lawmakers are headed for another collision and last-minute negotiations.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the Capitol last week.
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September 26, 2011 Lawmakers in Washington are still at odds over how to put some more money into the coffers of the stretched-thin Federal Emergency Management Agency. If the dispute isn't settled by the end of the week, part of the government might have to shut down.
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Far apart: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and President Obama in July.
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September 19, 2011 While the president makes the case that reform means millionaires shouldn't pay at lower rates than those in the middle class, the House speaker says "tax increases destroy jobs."
One of House Speaker John Boehner's tearful moments came as he took over from Democrat Nancy Pelosi last January.
September 15, 2011 "It's hard enough for me to go to funerals of people I know, much less don't know," says the House speaker, who's known for his habit of tearing up.
September 15, 2011 In an address this afternoon, the Republican lawmaker makes the case for lowering the corporate tax rate and closing loopholes.
September 9, 2011 The Treasury secretary makes the case for the plan. But some top Republicans say the latest proposal from the administration wouldn't boost job growth.
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President Obama on Labor Day in Detroit.
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September 7, 2011 Sources familiar with what the White House is considering tell the AP the president will call for a one-year extension of a payroll tax cut for workers and an extension of expiring jobless benefits. Republican leaders ask for a meeting with Obama.
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September 2, 2011 House Republicans say no to Obama's address Wednesday night, and yes to the "Civilian Service Recognition Act" and Special Olympics torch run contemplation.
September 1, 2011 The season's first game kicks off next Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The pre-game show starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. The president's due to address a joint session of Congress that evening.
September 1, 2011 While much of the media is focused on the back-and-forth over when the president will speak to Congress, other top stories include revelations about secret CIA flights and the latest on the conflict in Libya.
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August 31, 2011 Job creation may be the biggest issue facing the nation this fall, but it's not what set off the latest test of wills between the White House and Republican leaders of Congress on Wednesday.
August 31, 2011 "It is my intention to lay out a series of bipartisan proposals that the Congress can take immediately," the president says in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Obama asked to speak on Wednesday. Boehner suggests Thursday instead.
Speaker of the House John Boehner walks to a House GOP caucus meeting July 29, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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July 29, 2011 The addition of the amendment provision to the debt-ceiling measure appears to be enough to swing some Republican lawmakers to his side who had previously been against the speaker's bill.
July 19, 2011 David Brooks has a New York Times column Tuesday that, like an earlier column, is getting attention as almost an open letter to establishment Republicans to take back their party from the Tea Party wing.
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