Washington (CNN) - House Republicans called off a vote Thursday on Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling while enacting sweeping cuts in government spending, but the possibility remained that the measure could come up on Friday.
The delay in voting on the proposal revealed a deep rift within the GOP that could undermine the party's latest attempt to avoid an unprecedented national default and stave off potential economic catastrophe.FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) - There will be no vote Thursday night by the U.S. House on Speaker John Boehner's latest proposal to increase the debt ceiling and cut government spending, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said.
Washington (CNN) – They’re hard-charging, compromise-damning members of Congress, and they’ve changed the debate in Washington over the size and spending of the government.
In recent days, Republican hard-liners in the debt ceiling talks have been vociferous in their rhetoric.
(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been released from the hospital after having difficulty breathing Thursday morning.
Christie, who suffers from asthma, was admitted to Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, New Jersey, early Thursday after his inhaler did not give him "the kind of relief" he normally gets from using it, the governor said at a press conference after his release.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN)–Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin vowed he would not vote for the Republican, plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling Thursday. But he won't vote for the Democratic-backed plan either.
"Washington may be broken, but it will not break me," he said in a speech on the Senate floor.
Washington (CNN) - With the special election to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner less than seven weeks away, Mideast politics continues to brew as a central issue in one of the nation's most Jewish congressional districts.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Connecticut, a high-profile Jewish lawmaker, weighed in with his support Thursday for the Democratic nominee, David Weprin, in a race that's pitting two candidates against each other on who's a stronger friend of Israel.
(CNN) - House Republicans are delaying a vote scheduled for Thursday evening on Speaker John Boehner's latest debt ceiling proposal, according to a statement from the chamber's second-ranking Democrat. A Republican source said the vote would still happen Thursday night.
The move indicated possible difficulty in lining up sufficient Republican support to pass the measure.
(CNN) - The House of Representatives will remain in session Saturday and Sunday while Congress continues to debate a solution to raise the debt ceiling, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office announced Thursday.
Washington (CNN) – White House Chief of Staff William Daley is still optimistic that some sort of deficit crisis deal will be worked out by Tuesday's Treasury-imposed deadline. But he says he's not so certain about the future of America's AAA credit rating.
In an exclusive interview with me at the White House, Daley said, "The four leaders of the Congress have said that the debt ceiling will be extended" and he's "confident that they will come together."FULL STORY
(CNN) - Sarah Palin reminded Republican freshmen members of Congress Thursday of the promises they made during their 2010 campaigns and encouraged them to remain true to their fiscally conservative values as Congress debates an increase to the debt ceiling.
On her Facebook page, the former Alaska governor reprinted a letter she sent the then-newly elected members in November 2010 that called on them to tackle the deficit and entitlement programs to "avert a fiscal disaster."