That would mean Boehner will need around 50 Republicans to agree to a compromise.
It's not that I think friendship and love can always transcend differences and compromise.
Democratic House members say they are most concerned about cuts to Medicare benefits under a possible Boehner-Obama compromise.
Consequently, this is an issue where the administration can afford to draw lines in the sand and refuse to compromise.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she would meet with her members Monday to discuss the compromise plan.
Then in the meantime we'll call you Rosador, as a compromise.
Marriage was a concession, a compromise with human weakness.
But she had been trained not to tease, and she accepted the compromise as pleasantly as it was offered.
As a compromise, Constable Cooke was asked to dine with his prisoner at Mr. Watson's.
For such lofty aims one ought to be ready to compromise with his Satanic majesty even.
early 15c., "a joint promise to abide by an arbiter's decision," from Middle French compromis (13c.), from Latin compromissus, past participle of compromittere "to make a mutual promise" (to abide by the arbiter's decision), from com- "together" (see com-) + promittere (see promise). The main modern sense of "a coming to terms" is from extension to the settlement itself (late 15c.).
mid-15c., from compromise (n.). Related: Compromised; compromising.