First Word: GOP still divided over funding Obamacare

Updated
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 25, 2013.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 25, 2013.
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Republicans are pushing Speaker John Boehner to defund Obamacare in any spending bill, but it seems unlikely the speaker may build a House majority on a bill that President Barack Obama could sign. If this move does happen, the Republican party would be to blame if a government shutdown occurs, as Sens. Tom Coburn and Richard Burr continue to argue this point.  As Republicans attempt to cobble a legislative strategy in August, the White House will prepare for a fight this fall over the budget and the debt limit.

  • Republican effort is a potential headache for Speaker Boehner
  • Government shutdown gaining traction
  • Sen Corker: “silly effort” to try to defund Obamacare
  • Quest to defund obamacare may actually save grand bargain
  • POTUS offers GOP a corporate tax deal, which the GOP has quickly dismissed
  • Mitch McConnell rejects the plan too
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press not impressed either
  • Obama continues to go after the income inequality
  • GOP donors pushing Republican members to pass immigration reform
  • House Republicans head home for the August break having done little to pass immigration reform
  • Boehner slowing down the race for reform in hopes it will pass with time
  • NYT endorses Yellen for Fed Chair
  • A push for Hillary 2016
  • Hillary Clinton will have breakfast Tuesday with Vice President Joe Biden
  • Why more women aren’t getting presidential buzz
  • McCaskill and Gillibrand still clash on military rape prevention measures
  • President Obama told civil rights leaders his administration would work to strengthen the Voting Rights Act 
  • The Senate on Monday confirmed President Obama’s nominee to head the FBI on a 93-1 vote
  • Can lawyers block gays from juries?
  • Why didn’t Liz Cheney run in Virginia?
  • Daughters take a stab at politics off their father’s legacies
  • David Letterman’s top 10 on Weiner scandal
  • “The Good Wife” star seems to be the only thankful for Weiner’s antics
  • Eliot Spitzer will not vote for Anthony Weiner
  • Huma Abedin dines with Clinton spokesperson
  • Weiner told the Staten Island Advance that he’s not getting out of the race. “You’re stuck with me,”
  • Mitt Romney aide reacts to this past weekend’s Newsroom
  • Bradley Manning verdict to be released Tuesday
  • Americans may be building a resistance to antibotics thanks to the food we eat
  • NPR host tweets about his mother’s death
  • Reza Aslan now has a bestseller due to Fox New interview
  • San Diego Mayor Bob Filner wants city to pay for his legal fees
  • Ken Cuccinelli pens an op-ed hitting President Obama for what he calls “baby steps” on energy
  • McAuliffe has a new TV ad hitting Cuccinelli for his “witch hunt”

First Word: GOP still divided over funding Obamacare

Updated