Congressman Luis Gutierrez said Democrats shouldn't be negotiating with Trump the day after he rescinded protections for 800,000 young undocumented immigrants.
It may be smart politics for a Senator from Kentucky to drone on about spending cuts while thousands of Americans are counting on relief funding, but it's not what compassionate human beings do.
Trump ignored the recommendations of his own White House and Republican leaders in Congress by quickly agreeing to Democratic demands on the debt ceiling.
While the president complains that members of Congress are turning the debt ceiling debate into "a mess," it is his irresponsible tweets that are turning the simple vote into a political game.
2016 Republican candidate Ben Carson, who political journalists keep telling you is so brilliant, he doesn't know what the debt ceiling is or how it works. Thus it was pretty easy for him to vow never to raise it.
Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, penned an editorial in USA Today this morning, urging Congress to do its job as the Treasury runs out of borrowing authority on November 3, in just 8 days.
President Obama is gearing up for a huge showdown with Congressional Republicans promising to veto any bill that raises the debt limit, but contains spending cuts.
Speaker of the House John Boehner has lost to President Obama on every major crisis, so it isn't surprising that Boehner is planning one final cave on the raising the debt ceiling before he leaves office.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding Social Security and Medicare cuts in exchange for his vote to raise the debt ceiling.
The recent revelation of a House Freedom Caucus 'questionnaire for prospective candidates for the Speakers' position clears up why Republicans are terrified of being Speaker, and why there is no good outcome as long as Cruz's House Freedom Caucus is allowed to exist.
The CBO put the deficit for the just ended fiscal year at 2.4% of GDP, below 50-year average.
The two leading candidates for House speaker are mirror images and both will dutifully follow the Ted Cruz shut-down-the-government agenda
Peter King said Boehner's resignation is "like throwing raw meat to some of these people...they're just going to look for more."
Republicans not only have no intent in fulfilling their oath of office, they may have no idea what they are swearing to support and defend.
By forcing Senate Republicans like Mitch McConnell to vote in favor of advancing the debt limit bill, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) helped Democrats, while sabotaging McConnell's reelection campaign.
It is getting absurd to have Republicans serving in Congress when they have no intention of doing the work the people sent them to Washington to do.
A Republican John Boehner ally tries to justify why the Speaker can't do his job by saying that even Jesus couldn't lead this House of Republicans.
A day after John Boehner told them to pass a clean debt ceiling increase, House Republicans ignored him and can't agree on a bill to avoid economic disaster.
In a private meeting, John Boehner explained to his fellow Republicans why they should cave on the debt ceiling. Boehner warned House Republicans if they didn't pass a clean debt ceiling increase something they didn't like could happen like an extension of unemployment benefits.
Democrats allowed Republicans to behave badly and Ryan just said they will behave very badly and hold the debt limit hostage until his Path to Prosperity ransom is paid.