Patricia Murphy is a writer in Washington, D.C., where she covers Congress and politics.
Lobbyists are preparing an unprecedented blitz to influence the debt deal's 12-member... MORE
Bush tax cuts could give the president the upper hand in round two of debt talks.... MORE
Patricia Murphy on what forced John Boehner to withdraw his debt bill. MORE
Just when Washington is denigrating his debt plan, the speaker is near a deal that shortchanges the... MORE
Tea Party chief Mark Meckler says GOP backers of the plan will be targeted at the polls.... MORE
Obama and Boehner offered dueling speeches as their parties push rival debt plans.... MORE
House Democrats are outraged to be sidelined as Obama pursues a stealth debt deal.... MORE
Democrats are balking as the White House and John Boehner move closer to a deal. MORE
Tom Coburn is giving his fellow conservative Republicans political cover to vote for a debt... MORE
Patricia Murphy finds a serious split among activist groups that is muddying the debt-ceiling... MORE
News of talks between Obama and Boehner prompted the GOP leader’s walkout from Biden’s budget... MORE
Republicans are divided over Obama’s Afghanistan troop-reduction plans—and the war itself.
The congressman refused to go.... MORE
Anthony Weiner’s photos shine a light on the House gym, where members make deals and wrangle votes. MORE