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White House Fiscal Cliff

A Progressive Second Term? (I) Prerequisites

David Coates | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Amid the scampering up and down the fiscal cliff that now dominates political life in Washington, some more important and basic questions are in danger of vanishing from view, questions about the general character and progressive potential of Barack Obama's second term.

White House Meeting Becomes Make-Or-Break Moment

Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Amid partisan bluster, top members of Congress and President Barack Obama were holding out sli...

Fiscal Cliff Poses Tiny Dollar Gap, Wide Political Ravine

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When it comes to resolving their "fiscal cliff" impasse, the dollar gap between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehn...

Sam Stein

Obama's Latest Fiscal Cliff Offer | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House made a new offer to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. The proposal matc...

Pelosi: Time Running Out For Fiscal Cliff Deal

AP | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says a deal must be reached "in the next couple of days or the very beginning of next week" to avoi...

Boehner Hits White House For Risking Fiscal Cliff Stalemate

AP | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says the White House is so resistant to cutting spending that it is risking pushing the country off the "fisc...

Sam Stein

Boehner Gives Counteroffer To White House | Sam Stein | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sent the White House what his office is describing as a fresh offer to stave off the tax hikes and s...

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...

White House Awaits GOP Move On Fiscal Cliff

AP | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

BY ANNE FLAHERTY, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republicans have to stop using "political math" and say how much they are willing to raise tax ra...

John Boehner: Congress 'Never Going To Give Up' Debt Ceiling Powers

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that giving the president control of the debt ceiling is "silliness." "Congress is never going to give up this power," ...

GOP: White House Proposes Big Tax Increase

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans familiar with a new White House offer on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff say it looks almost exactly like President Bara...

Bickering Trumps Bargaining In Key Deliberations

Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- For the first time since the Nov. 6 election, partisan bickering trumped bargaining Thursday as Democ...

White House Discouraging Layoff Warnings In Days Before Election

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is going to great lengths to discourage defense contractors from sending layoff warnings to employees in the days ...