(CNN) - President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a statement on the status of the debt ceiling talks at 10:20 a.m. ET, according to the White House.
Washington (CNN) - A bunch of progressive groups and unions are joining forces to go up with a television commercial in eight states that implores congressional Republicans not to push the nation into default.
Americans United for Change, the Service Employees International Union, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, and the National Education Association say they're spending six figures to run the ad Friday through Monday.
(CNN) - Fiery Republicans known as the Tea Party Caucus are at the center of the debate over which version of a plan - if any - to cut spending and raise the debt limit should be adopted in Congress.
These conservatives, many of whom were swept into office during the 2010 midterm elections, have made it their mission to reign in spending and shrink the size of government, even if it means taking the country to the edge of default.
Washington (CNN) - Pizza was the sustenance for Republican House members Thursday night in House Speaker John Boehner's office.
While the top Republican met with members of Congress to round up the votes to pass his plan to raise the debt ceiling, staff members were seen carrying pizzas from Papa John's into his office on Capitol Hill. A vote is expected Friday after Republicans failed to muster sufficient support to ensure the proposal would pass Thursday.
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CNN: Vote delayed on GOP debt plan
Speaker John Boehner's plan that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and enact sweeping cuts in government spending could come up for a vote on Friday after House Republicans called off a vote late Thursday. …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.