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Speaker of the House John Boehner arrives at the US Capitol October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)


Boehner to ask for short debt increase

Boehner to ask for short debt increase

Washington, Associated Press—House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner will ask Republicans to approve a short-term extension of the US government’s ability to borrow to meet its bills and avoid a default, Republican aides said Thursday. Most economists say...
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In this October 8, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the the budget and the partial government shutdown in the Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


Obama pressures Boehner over shutdown, default

Obama pressures Boehner over shutdown, default

Washington, Associated Press—President Barack Obama was pressuring John Boehner, the top Republican in Congress, to hold votes to avoid a potentially catastrophic default and re-open the federal government, as a new poll indicated Republicans could pay a political...
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President Barack Obama (center) pauses after speaking to media in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


Congressional leaders back Obama on Syria

Congressional leaders back Obama on Syria

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Democrat and Republican leaders in the US Congress said they would back the White House’s plans for a military strike against the Syrian government following a meeting with President Obama on Tuesday morning. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi,...
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US President Barack Obama responds to a question during a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, March 01 2013. Source: EPA/SHAWN THEW