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Republicans Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Congress Revisiting Bruising Fight

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With television lights glaring, 20 lawmakers will gather next week to revisit the fight that consumed Congress before Christmas ove...

House Republicans Blink In Contentious Year-End Showdown

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With tea party-backed first-termers calling the shots, House Republicans snatched political defeat from the jaws of victory in a ye...

Sam Stein

Obama Calls Boehner To Press Him On Payroll Tax Cut Extension | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made phone calls to leaders on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning in an effort to encourage them to pass a two-month ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Rejects Payroll Tax Cut Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed Thursday to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut, leaving in limbo a break that saved working class households about...