The budget and immigration reform top President Obama's agenda, but will the recent government shutdown help or hurt his chances?
Lawmakers warned another weekend session may be ahead.
Pressure on the Obama administration to release more information about the Benghazi attack grew Thursday, as House Speaker John Boehner demanded officials turn over emails pertaining to the controversial "talking points" and another top Republican appealed for more whistle-blowers to come forward.
The dreaded "sequester" cuts will kick in after Congress and the White House fail to come up with a new budget deal.
Echoing the frustration of lawmakers throughout Washington hoping for a last-minute swerve to avoid impending budget cuts, House Speaker John Boehner used some PG-13 phraseology Tuesday to urge the Senate to action.
House Speaker John Boehner had a simple message Wednesday for President Obama after he used the bully pulpit to blame Republicans for the "meat cleaver" of looming spending cuts: You created it, you fix it.
House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday repeatedly challenged the president's willingness to go against his own party on issues that include reforms to social programs and spending.
Speaker of the House John Boehner criticized President Obama for failing to submit his budget proposal to Congress ahead of the government deadline.
In an address Tuesday to the Ripon Society, a Republican-leaning group, House Speaker John Boehner charged that it was the Obama administration's goal to "annihilate" the Republican Party and "shove" it "into the dustbin of history."
John Boehner was elected Thursday to a second term as House speaker.
The Senate's top Democrat said Thursday that he was pessimistic that Washington could avoid the impending fiscal cliff, accusing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, of running the lower chamber as a "dictatorship."
House Speaker John Boehner abruptly pulled his "Plan B" tax rate bill from the floor Thursday night, after struggling to garner support from fellow Republicans.
Republican congressional leaders said Wednesday that President Obama's most recent proposal to solve the debt crisis lacks a balanced approach of tax cuts and spending reductions but vowed they would stay in Washington during the Christmas holiday break to reach a deal.
House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that "serious differences" continue to separate Republicans from President Barack Obama on work toward resolving the impending "fiscal cliff" at the end of this month.
The top two Republicans in Congress demanded Tuesday that President Obama explain exactly what spending he would cut as part of any deal to avert the looming fiscal crisis, with House Speaker John Boehner making clear that a recent meeting between him and the president did not yield a deal.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, emerged Friday to say that "no progress" had been made on resolving the impending "fiscal cliff."
From the beginning of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, aides from both sides have said that November would be for saber rattling.