Debt Crisis


WASHINGTON (AP) - Ohio's U.S. House delegation has voted 11-7 to give the government more borrowing power, with all five Democrats and two Ohio Republicans voting no.

The emergency legislation easily passed the House on Monday and is expected to clear the Senate on Tuesday.

In a statement explaining his no vote, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (koo-SIN'-ich) calls the bill "a fake solution to a phony crisis." Fellow northeast Ohio Democrat Marcia Fudge says the debt ceiling deal puts Medicare, Social Security and other programs at risk.

WASHINGTON, DC - Tea partiers rallying in Washington say House Speaker John Boehner should stay in his job - for now. Gathered across the street from the Capitol on Wednesday, members of the populist movement said they want the Ohio Rep. to rebuff any deals that don't include steep spending cuts, even if the August 2nd deadline passes and the U.S. begins a first-ever default.

Tea party activists in House Speaker John Boehner's district are offering him encouragement in the debt crisis negotiations.

They say they want to show support for Boehner's tough position in the showdown in Washington.

A couple hundred supporters, rallied Monday afternoon in West Chester Township. Boehner and other congressional leaders are working to find agreement on a deficit reduction plan with a stated Aug. 2 deadline

Cincinnati tea party leader Mike Wilson says he and others want Boehner to make sure there are significant federal spending cuts.