House Leaders Tweak Doomed Bill to Stem Conservative Insurrection

House Republican leaders have sweetened Speaker John Boehner’s debt-ceiling plan to make it more palatable to conservative holdouts, and rank-and-file members said the tweaks would likely be enough to give Boehner enough votes to pass his bill later on Friday.

A night after a dramatic rebuke to Boehner’s stewardship of the House, …

House Delays Vote on GOP Debt Bill

Updated, 10:00 PM

House Republican leaders have delayed a pivotal vote on Speaker John Boehner’s proposal to cut the deficit and raise the federal debt ceiling, suggesting they may still be scrambling for votes after three days of whipping wavering members. Laena Fallon, a spokeswoman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, said the …

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