The panel's gridlock will trigger an automatic $1.2 trillion in cuts -- but will lawmakers wriggle out of them?
Harry Reid has chosen the first three members of the bipartisan deficit commission responsible for shaving trillions from the deficit
The widening gap between the parties' economic visions offers little encouragement
After the agreement clears a key hurdle in the lower chamber, the Senate is expected to send it to Obama's desk on Tuesday
The Senate is likely to vote Sunday on a compromise measure that would cut spending and raise the national borrowing limit
After heated debate, GOP leaders express confidence a deal will be reached
After two more votes on Saturday, Washington's impasse continues as the Senate becomes the center of action
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill entered another round of voting on Saturday, no closer to a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling
After the speaker narrowly passed an altered version of his plan, Democrats in the upper chamber quickly voted it down
In a night of congressional drama, John Boehner comes up short and delays consideration of his proposal to raise the federal borrowing cap
Pre-vote rally call: "Let's go out there and kick the s--- out of them!"
With little time remaining before the Aug. 2 deadline, the speaker released his proposal -- which looks quite different from Reid's
The White House won't host any further negotiations Friday
Anthony Weiner's Thursday resignation reaffirmed an implicit new rule in the House: sexual indiscretions will not be tolerated
A government shutdown may yet be avoided
Ashley Turton was killed when a vehicle crashed into a garage