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Gop Fiscal Cliff

Boehner Still Out For Blood Despite Fiscal Cliff

NBC News | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Republicans are signaling a willingness to go to great lengths to bend coming battles in their favor, especially versus a White House whom they view a...

Trump Takes GOP To Task On Fiscal Cliff Deal

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

Donald Trump blasted Republicans on Monday for their negotiating tactics during the fiscal cliff debate, positing that Obama "would have folded" if th...

12 Conservatives Angry At Republicans Due To Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

As the House prepared to vote Tuesday evening on a Senate-passed bill to avert the fiscal cliff, prominent conservatives -- both on and off Capitol Hi...

McConnell: Obama To Meet With Congressional Leaders

AP | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican says President Barack Obama has asked congressional leaders to convene at the Wh...

Fiscal Cliff Looming, House Reportedly Weighs Strange Scheduling Move

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

The House will be back in session Sunday evening as the "fiscal cliff" looms, threatening across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts with the ne...

GOP Now Rejecting Their Own Ideas On Health Care

The Washington Post | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

We know that the House of Representatives has been unable to reach a sensible deal to avoid unnecessary fiscal trouble at the first of the year becaus...

Obama Will Cut Short Vacation To Work On Fiscal Cliff

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU -- President Barack Obama will cut short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening a...

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...

White House Threatens To Veto Fiscal Cliff Plan B

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama would veto House Speaker John Boehner's `Plan B' proposal for extending tax cuts for people ...

Republicans Focus On Rallying Around Plan B

Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Still short of a "fiscal cliff" deal with the White House, top House Republicans are laboring to r...

House Republicans Expected To Vote On Fiscal Cliff

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor said he expects a vote on a Republican offer to avert the "...

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...

Les GOP Misérables

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If Republicans keep obsessively pursuing their demons as Javert obsessively pursued Valjean, they will end up politically as he did, which is why I propose you read the book and enjoy the film.

Poll Shows Strong GOP Support For Raising Taxes On Wealthy

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

(Adds new poll results) * Boehner warns talks could extend through holidays * Poll shows strong Republican support for r...

Ryan Grim

Boehner Calls For Extending All Bush Tax Rates Forever | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans proposed permanently extending all of the Bush-era income tax rates for the wealthy in their "fiscal cliff" offer made...

Obama 'Confident' Republicans Will Agree To Tax Deal

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

President Obama said he's "optimistic" on reaching a fiscal cliff deal with congressional Republicans, predicting that the GOP will agree to extend ta...

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. ...

Biden Signals White House Flexibility On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

The White House will respond to "any serious offer" from congressional Republicans to prevent the U.S. "fiscal cliff" and "theoretically" could negoti...

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...

House GOP's Fiscal Cliff Plan Offers Interesting Hint

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts over a decade that will be nee...

Obama Won't Budge Amid Republican Disarray

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

* Obama won't budge on tax rate increase for wealthiest * President suggests 2013 tax reform could yield lower rates ...

GOP Offers to Throw Middle Class, Elderly Over the 'Fiscal Cliff'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The GOP "counter-offer" to the president's fiscal-cliff proposal isn't really an offer at all: It's a rehash of the tired and extremist right-wing economic warfare which the American people soundly rejected last month.