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McConnell, Other Republicans Face Conservative Threat After Backlash

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

* Tea Party activists say 2014 elections to echo 2010 success * Conservatives focused on upcoming debt ceiling vote * D...

GOP Blowup Caused By Party's Rigid Policies

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans seem shocked by their party's meltdown on the so-called fiscal cliff. They shouldn't be. The uncompromising cons...

House GOP To Forge Ahead WIth Hopeless 'Plan B'

Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people e...

Showdown Spurs Republican 'Freakout'

Salon | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

Yesterday began with President Obama’s base grappling with how to interpret the new concessions he’d offered House Speaker John Boehner in their f...

Conservatives Shouldn't Fear the Fiscal Cliff

Noah Smith | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Noah Smith

Now, there may be good reason to fear this outcome. But conservatives should be much more sanguine about it than others. Why? Because according to a central tenet of conservative economics, the fiscal cliff is not going to be a big deal.

Norquist Makes Bizarre Prediction About Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist expressed confidence on Thursday that Republican adherents to his rigid anti-tax hike platform would emerge victorious in upcoming bud...

Cantor, Ryan Seek To Shield Boehner From Tea Party Dissent

Bloomberg | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

As Speaker John Boehner negotiates on a tax-and-spending deal, he's counting on fellow House Republicans Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor to provide the cove...

Republican Infighting Turns Into Mudslinging

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

It's no surprise, after losing a second time to Barack Obama, that the right is engaged in a furious debate over the future of the Republican Party. ...

Obama To Make Personal Pitch On Fiscal Cliff Plan

Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is showcasing a northern Virginia family to highlight his call for exten...

Despite Bluster, Some Agreement Found In Fiscal Cliff Deal

Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN AND ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Bluster and hot rhetoric aside, the White House and House Republicans have id...

Republicans Revive Ideas From Past Failure

Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Republicans are proposing a "fiscal cliff" plan that revives ideas from failed budget talks wi...

House GOP Considering Fiscal Cliff 'Doomsday Plan'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Republican lawmakers are reportedly considering a so-called "doomsday plan" that would allow middle-class tax cuts to pass the House of Representative...

Senior GOP Rep Could Accept Deal With Increased Tax Rates On Wealthy

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A senior Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday said he expects tax hikes on the rich, as demand...

Bungee-Jumping Over the Fiscal Cliff

Robert Reich | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

So rather than stoking middle-class fears about the cliff, the White House ought to be doing the opposite -- reassuring most Americans they can survive the fall.

Gingrich To Republicans: 'Get A Grip'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich urged Republicans on Wednesday to simply "back out" of all negotiations with President Barack Obama to a...