Speaker Of The House John Boehner
The United States is about to hit its Congressionally mandated debt ceiling and the standoff between Congressional Republicans and the White House is threatening to send the global economy into chaos.
Friday, December 21st, 2012 rolled around on the round, ancient Mayan calendar and, despite dire predictions from some, the world did not come to an end. Whew.
Over the weekend, seven advertisers decided that controversial conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s latest comments calling a student a “slut,” a “prostitute,” and asking her to produce a sex tape were too much and dropped their sponsorship of his show.
While both Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson supported a temporary payroll tax cut extension; Florida’s house delegation rejected the bill along party lines.
As the debt debate continues to expose cracks in the foundation of support for both parties, Republicans gathered behind closed-doors to try to create a sense of unity.