House Speaker John Boehner is crying politics over President Obama's insistence on raising the debt ceiling by enough to get past the next election, but there are good policy reasons for doing so as well.
President Obama has met Republicans well more than half-way with his $4 trillion deficit reduction proposal; now it's up to them to show that their talk about unsustainable debt was more than just political rhetoric.
While many of her peers are grasping for jobs, recent Loyola graduate Maura Gillespie is not only employed, but works just outside the door of John Boehner, the highest-ranking Republican in the country.
House Speaker John Boehner talked tough on the need for budget cuts before raising the debt limit, but he knows how disastrous the consequences of failure would be; he needs to have the courage to negotiate a deal with Democrats, even if the tea party wing of his caucus doesn't like it.
The ethical issues surrounding King & Spaulding's decision to drop its contract to defend the Defense of Marriage Act are thorny, but an unusually broad restriction on the speech and political activity of the firm's employees provides reasonable grounds for its actions.