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Amid Congressional Leadership Crisis, Momentous US Fiscal Deadlines Loom

The U.S. Congress faces critical fiscal deadlines at a time of upheaval and uncertainty on Capitol Hill.  Lawmakers are returning from a weeklong recess still wondering who will lead the House of Representatives. It has been nearly a month since House Speaker John Boehner announced his departure effective at the end of this month. No successor has been identified, much less chosen.  Congressman Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, gives no sign of...

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