Feb 15, 2012 — There'll still be plenty of disagreements. Compromise seems next to impossible on Democratic proposals to raise taxes on the wealthy, for instance. But the congressional Republican leaders are clearly becoming more selective on where they draw the line.
Sep 22, 2011 — Less than a day after the House voted down a spending bill that would keep the government open past the end of the month, Speaker John Boehner vowed Thursday that Congress would avert a government shutdown. But it was clear he wasn't exactly sure how.
Jul 20, 2011 — In a story some version of which could probably have been written all the way back to the earliest Congresses, the New York Times notes that lawmakers of Congress who rail against federal spending in general tend to like it in their districts in particular.
May 27, 2011 — House Republicans have gotten mired in a debate about their proposal to privatize Medicare. So they took steps to make sure voters don't think the majority party in the House is neglecting the job issue.
Mar 14, 2011 — As the federal government approaches another shutdown, there's disagreement among House GOP freshman on whether they should hold out for all their spending cuts or compromise with Democrats.
Mar 4, 2011 — Speaker Boehner said President Obama focused on social issues instead of jobs, as voters wanted. That charge led a gay rights group, Human Rights Campaign, to accuse Boehner of hypocrisy for doing what he accused the president of.
Mar 1, 2011 — House GOP leaders got a big win on the short-term spending bill, keeping Democrats on the defensive.
Feb 24, 2011 — Senate Democrats are developing a package of budget cuts for the current 2011 fiscal year. It's an acknowledgement that the current political climate requires cuts and the need to have a counteroffer to the House GOP's deep package of cuts.
Feb 23, 2011 — The House GOP's two-week offer counters Majority Leader Harry Reid's proposal for a four-week bill. Congressional Republicans are readying a two-week spending bill with $4 billion in cuts from current spending levels. Reid has said he's willing to discuss a four-week bill with no cuts.
Feb 10, 2011 — House leaders have hit severe turbulence as some of their fellow Republicans refuse to go along with legislative initiatives being pushed by Speaker Boehner and his leadership team. Meanwhile, Democrats have little to no incentive to help the GOP leaders.