(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House of Representatives will vote on a short-term government funding bill that cuts spending by $12 billion and funds the Pentagon for the remainder of the current fiscal year.
Democrats have expressed strong opposition to such a measure.
Washington (CNN) – A staffer for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's presidential exploratory committee in Iowa was suspended Wednesday after being arrested on charges of public intoxication and trespassing.
Des Moines television station and CNN affiliate KCCI reported that Benjamin Foster was arrested around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, when an Ankeny family awoke to find him trying to get into the back door of their home and called the police.
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Washington (CNN) - If life (and politics) sometimes seems stuck in the ninth grade, the recent gyrations between the White House and congressional Republicans is a perfect case in point. The topic: averting a government shutdown. The meeting: on Capitol Hill between House GOPers and Senate Democrats.
Not invited to the party (or so they say): The White House.
Washington (CNN) - Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, cautioned fellow Republicans about calling for a government shutdown.
"My concern with a shutdown is what is our long term goal? What are we trying to achieve? If you're going to shut the government down you better be willing to achieve those goals," Simpson told reporters off the House floor. "If it is repeal Obamacare, do we think in two weeks or a month Obama's going to go – 'you guys were right, and sign onto it?' I don't think so. So you better look at what your goals are and what you're willing to accept or don't do it."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday that attempts to inject political issues such as health care, abortion and the environment into a spending measure are holding up a deal on funding the government for the rest of the fiscal year.
Washington (CNN) - To the Tea Party movement that helped fuel Republican electoral success last November, a promise is a promise.
So when it became clear last month that House Speaker John Boehner, a conservative GOP hero, was willing to accept far smaller spending cuts for the rest of the current fiscal year than what Republicans pledged in the 2010 election campaign, the Tea Party reaction was both swift and decisive.
(CNN) - Fox News Channel anchor Glenn Beck will end his daily show later this year to develop and produce a variety of television projects to air on the channel, according to a release Wednesday.
The new agreement between FNC and Mercury Radio Arts will ensure Beck appears on the television network and through other "digital properties."
Washington (CNN) President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday morning to discuss the ongoing budget showdown and the looming government shutdown.
Here's what happened, according to a statement from Boehner's office:
Washington (CNN)-Republican Rep. Paul Broun sounded off on what he calls the Democrats' "diabolical plan" to steer Congress toward a government shutdown Wednesday on CNN's Newsroom. He challenged President Obama to "start acting like a leader" in a rant against the failure to reach a budget agreement.
Broun also denied that accusing the president of socialism last January equals name calling, saying instead, "It is just pointing out a fact. The president, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama believe the federal government should do everything for everybody. They believe in a socialistic Washington-controlled government that tells everybody what kind of health care we can have, what kind of light bulbs we can have."
Washington (CNN) – The Western Republican Leadership Conference announced Wednesday that it has selected CNN to host a GOP presidential primary debate in Las Vegas that will be a centerpiece of the WRLC's four-day conference in October.
Voters from 16 states and territories that make up the Republican National Committee Western Region will meet in Las Vegas to talk politics and policy and hear the candidates discuss their visions on Oct. 18 at the Venetian Resort.