House Republicans weighing short-term debt limit increase

Paul Ryan says his colleagues may opt to raise the nation's legal borrowing limit for just a few months, which could punt decisions on the nation's fiscal policy into March.

By Rosalind S. Helderman and Ed O'Keefe January 17, 2013

Public not crazy about fiscal cliff deal

Overall, 44 percent of all registered voters say they approve of the "fiscal cliff" deal, stuck on New Year’s day, with about as many — 42 percent — disapproving. More than one in eight voters express no opinion on the subject.

By Jon Cohen and Aaron Blake January 8, 2013

Boehner: We’re fine with defense cuts

The sequester put in place last year was supposed to be so unpalatable that both parties would have to come to an agreement. But House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) tells the Wall Street Journal that, now that tax increases are dealt with, the defense cuts in the deal don't scare him.