December 6, 2012 As House Speaker John Boehner tries to work with President Obama to prevent automatic tax increases and spending cuts, he is taking heat from members of his own party. Some conservatives think he gave up too much, too soon in his opening offer.
December 5, 2012 The president and House Republicans continued to snipe at each other Wednesday over the impending set of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner later spoke briefly by phone for the first time in a week, according to reports.
December 2, 2012 Despite differences with Republicans on spending cuts and revenue increases, the treasury secretary said the two sides were "moving closer together" on a solution for deficit reduction. House Speaker John Boehner said he did not share that optimistic assessment.end-of-year deadline
November 16, 2012 President Obama and congressional leaders from both major parties met at the White House for the first of what will likely be many negotiations aimed at averting a plunge over the so-called fiscal cliff. Afterward, Congressional leaders sounded optimistic about the chances for a deal.
November 9, 2012 In his first address to the nation since his victory celebration Election Night in Chicago, the president repeated some themes from the campaign: that he wants spending cuts to be balanced with revenue increases. And the wealthiest Americans, he said, must be asked to "pay a little more in taxes."
November 8, 2012 In an interview with ABC News, House Speaker John Boehner drew the battle lines over the coming "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
September 6, 2012 When talks fell part in July 2011, "I was pretty angry," the president tells Bob Woodward. The Washington Post journalist's latest book is coming out next week.
July 9, 2012 The White House and Republicans have been at odds over what to do before the tax cuts expire at the end of this year. Today, the president is staking out his latest position.
May 10, 2012 Mitt Romney and Speaker John Boehner showed a determination Thursday to keep the election-year debate confined to the topic on which they believe President Obama has the greatest vulnerabilty — the economy.
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.
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."
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.