House and Senate leaders are threatening to pursue different approaches to avert a government default, leaving negotiations over the federal debt limit at a standstill and teeing up a dramatic legislative showdown.
President Obama may be quite comfortable sitting on the sidelines. He canceled two fundraising appearances that were slated for today. Republicans think he’s been mischaracterizing – lying about?? – the storyline on what caused the talks with Boehner to blow up.
Could the 14th amendment ride to the rescue?
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he’s may encourage somebody to run against Obama in the primary, claiming the president has drifted toward Republican positions.
Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann are having a nasty little spat.