Boehner's challenge may be tougher than Biden's
While Vice President Joe Biden leads negotiations to avoid the next threat of a government shutdown in a Senate conference room, talks on the other side of the Capitol between House Speaker John Boehner and GOP colleagues could be tougher and decide the final deal.
Biden sat down Thursday with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to try hammering out a deal to fund the government and cut spending. A two-week continuing resolution to fund the government that passed this week runs out March 18. The vice president said after the meeting that talks will continue.
Boehner's challenge is to maintain a hard line and insist on deeper cuts than President Barack Obama and Democrats want.
But he might also need to compromise...