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September 27, 2013 8:50 AM How John Boehner Might Avoid a Government Shutdown

Information is starting to emerge about what the House is going to try to do in the next few weeks. Nothing is certain, especially the details, but the broad outline is fairly clear now. What's John Boehner up to? Remember,...

By Jonathan Bernstein

September 12, 2013 10:50 AM The GOP's Budget Problem

Brian Beutler has a smart item up about how GOP obsession with Obamacare hurts them in the upcoming government funding showdown. I agree with the general point. However, I think he puts too much emphasis on the importance of what...

By Jonathan Bernstein

September 06, 2013 9:16 AM The Greatest Threat to U.K. Economic Growth is the U.S. House of Representatives

After some tough times, the U.K. is experiencing some much-needed economic growth. Because the rate of growth in the U.K. is about comparable to that of the U.S. despite radically different economic policies, debate will no doubt emerge between Keynesian-types...

By Keith Humphreys

September 06, 2013 8:40 AM The Post-Boehner House?

Rumors are circulating, apparently, that John Boehner will retire after the current election cycle. Ryan Grim and Jon Ward report. Are they true? I certainly have no idea. I do suspect that Boehner could keep the job if he wants...

By Jonathan Bernstein

August 26, 2013 9:45 AM House Republican Leaders Are Always Squishes

There's a lot of good talk about the GOP House leadership's current maybe-plan to trade in the possibility of shutting down the government over Obamacare for the threat of defaulting the government over Obamacare. Regardless of how it plays out,...

By Jonathan Bernstein