Republicans have blown the politics of the payroll and pipeline showdown. MORE
John Batchelor on why Congress can’t pass the payroll tax extension—and the scenarios for saving... MORE
Still expected to vote down extension Tuesday.
And unemployment-aid extension.
Why the party has settled on the wealthiest Americans to pay for Obama’s jobs bill.... MORE
Harry Reid blocked a Senate vote on the jobs bill knowing Obama could not get 50 Democratic votes.... MORE
Senators approve a bill to fund the government through November, punting the tough decisions.... MORE
Like a bad recurring dream, Congress has failed to agree on a temporary spending bill—and shutdown... MORE
Reid has yet to put it on the calendar. MORE
Group will map out long-term debt-reduction deal. MORE
Not naming any Gang of Six senators to the debt committee is a recipe for failure, says John Avlon. MORE
The bipartisan supercommittee may simply reproduce the budget conflicts of the past month, says... MORE