James Pethokoukis

Is Boehner’s job at stake?

July 27, 2011

John Boehner is fighting hard to right Washington’ s finances. But is he also, in effect, fighting to keep his job?

Boehner really isn’t asking for that much to raise debt ceiling

May 10, 2011

On  its face, House Speaker John Boehner’s demand for perhaps more than $2 trillion in spending cuts may look like a dangerous escalation in the political battle over raising the federal debt ceiling by a similar amount. But the reductions would be over 10 years, they’d be in line with several budget proposals, and they would represent only a modest down payment on austerity.