Washington can't make big fiscal decisions without taking things to the brink of disaster, but there's an end in sight
A day before he turned 50, the president and his team ate lunch at Capitol Hill establishment Good Stuff Eatery
A collection of White House photos from the last month, as the president hammered out a deal to avoid default
The debt stalemate is finally over, but what does the public think of how leaders in Washington resolved it? A look at recent polls.
Evidently, predicting the debt-limit stalemate all the way back in December earns you backhanded praise on "The Daily Show"
The Arizona congresswoman makes her first trip back to the U.S. Captiol since being shot outside a Safeway in Tucson
Is it a typo or a revolutionary campaign strategy? The RNC wants you to donate so Obama can win in 2012.
Deal's off, bro! A tumblr page recounts the twists and turns in the political theater of raising the national borrowing cap
After his fellow Republicans resisted, the speaker had no choice but to push a bill the Senate is sure to reject
His bill will likely pass the House, but Senate Majority Harry Reid plans to block it
As he tries to pass his plan on narrow margins, the House speaker can't use a time-honored method of greasing legislative wheels
If one senator keeps his pledge, lawmakers may need to reach agreement well in advance of the Treasury's Aug. 2 default date
A rallying cry for the embattled Hill staffer who tried to sink John Boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling
What would President Bartlet do? How our present impasse played out in Aaron Sorkin's fictional Washington.
A frustrated citizen bemoans the nonfeasance of our two-party political system by adapting Twitter's services-down logo
Standing apart from his fellow Beltway types, the conservative House speaker often opts for a minty hue
The seven-term congressman will remain in office until the debt-limit stalemate is broken
It's going broke, and while Congress has lots of different ideas to fix it, a few solutions have found common ground
Punishment isn't the point. Inquiries can reveal facts and pressure lawmakers into early exits.