WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY-nur) says he doesn't know when the government shutdown will end and says it's up to President Barack Obama to start negotiations.
The Ohio Republican said Sunday that he will not allow his GOP-led House to vote on a bill reopening the government without serious talks about spending. He also says he will not go forward with a bill increasing the government's borrowing authority without a similar conservation.
The government partially shut down last week amid Washington gridlock and faces a make-or-break deadline later this month about the nation's borrowing power. Republicans have refused to budge without concessions on Democrats' health care law. Democrats have resisted GOP efforts to dismantle that health care law.
Boehner spoke to ABC's "This Week."
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Silicon Valley has had a men's fashion problem dating back to its founders.
Tech companies from their inception went out of their way to be different from the rest of the corporate world. No more top-down management, no more cubicles — and no more business suits.
Thus leather sandals, elastic-waist jeans and baggy, faded T-shirts became ubiquitous, and brilliant innovation took place in the dumpiest of outfits.
But that's changing as a younger generation of engineers and designers have arrived in outfits that coordinate, and the market has responded to this new attitude among the region's rising nerds, geeks and hackers with new online men's stores, personal style consultants and an array of high-end shops at Northern California's biggest mall.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tom Latham and Steve King are Iowa Republicans who represent adjoining U.S. House districts.
Yet in philosophy and style, they couldn't be further apart.
King is an uncompromising, feisty conservative who's comfortably won six consecutive terms. His opposition to the health care law is so strong that he welcomed the government shutdown.
The understated Latham regularly has faced competitive challenges from Democrats. He argues for changing the health law to make it palatable, reopening closed government services and getting on with the fight over the nation's debt.
The crusader and the pragmatist symbolize the GOP's national quarrel about the best way forward for the party after losing consecutive presidential elections: hold fast to principles at all cost or demonstrate effectiveness by working with the opposition.