Washington barreled closer to crisis as House Speaker Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Reid scrambled to build support for rival plans to control the national debt, but both appeared doomed without significant modifications.
Boehner was forced to delay a vote on his plan amid a GOP rebellion and a CBO score that said the bill did not measure up to its spending cut claims.
The Boehner and Reid proposals are actually quite similar. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for a deal, saying it’s not going to be perfect. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told the GOP caucus to quit whining and vote.
The White House is facing questions about the lack of disclosure of Obama’s budget negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner.
U.S. officials say al Qadea could collapse.
The White House softened its tough new fuel efficiency standard, but just a bit.
And White House Consumer Czar Elizabeth Warren will return to Harvard.