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Fiscal Cliff 2012

GOP Divided, Angry As Ever

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever. Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Lon...

Vulnerable GOPers Worry About Consequences Of Fiscal Cliff Vote

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off p...

Worst Ever

Salon | DAVID SIROTA | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

During the halcyon 1990s, we labeled annual congressional temper tantrums for what they were: standard, if boring, budget impasses. Now, though, in a ...

'What A Shame'

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Housing is rebounding. Families are shrinking debts. Europe has avoided a financial crackup. And the fiscal cliff deal has removed ...

Ryan, Rubio Part Ways In Contentious Battle

National Journal | Beth Reinhard | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Lumped together as two of the youngest and brightest Republican stars, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida parted ways on the ...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Threw Obama Fiscal Cliff Proposal Into Burning Fireplace

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shortly after 7:00 Saturday evening, the offices of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

10 Things You Need To Know About The Fiscal Cliff Deal

Bloomberg View | Paula Dwyer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business

Two hours after midnight on Jan. 1, the U.S. Senate voted to avoid $600 billion in looming tax increases and spending cuts. Technically, the U.S. went...

WATCH: Bachmann Slams Obama's 'Unnecessary Drama'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) slammed Obama for bringing "unnecessary drama" by approving a Congressional pay raise in the midst of the fiscal cliff...

Obama Win Could Invite Years Of Warfare

The Daily Beast | Howard Kurtz | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

President Obama clearly won the fiscal cliff skirmish on Tuesday as he faced down the Republicans, forcing them despite years of fervent promises to r...

Back To Hawaii!

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama departed the White House on Tuesday to resume his Hawaii vacation shortly after Congress approv...

Obama Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama weighed in on the fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress Tuesday, saying it's "just one step" in the effort to strengthen the Ame...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Moves On Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Subdued House Republicans Tuesday evening resigned themselves to passing the Senate's "fiscal cliff" bill, backing away from threats ear...

LIVE UPDATES: Fiscal Cliff Talks Continue

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

Congressional leaders are still engaged in negotiations over the fiscal cliff. The Senate passed a last-minute plan at 2 a.m. Tuesday with a vote o...

Obama's Bad Deal and Worse Negotiating

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

By easily compromising on his central campaign promise that he claimed was a line in the sand, Obama signaled to Republicans that there's nothing he won't compromise on.

Cantor Comes Out Against Fiscal Cliff Deal

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The No. 2 Republican in the House leadership says he opposes a Senate-passed measure to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. Virginia Rep....

Senate Measure Packed With Eclectic Mix Of Handouts, Takebacks

Reuters | Jim Wolf | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

* Senate would end part of Obama's healthcare overhaul * Tax breaks for motorsports complexes, mine rescue teams * Green...

Ryan Grim

Prominent Republicans Displeased Over Fiscal Cliff Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-stakes, multi-layered game of chicken is underway in the Capitol, as House Republicans grapple with how to handle a fiscal cliff ...

Trump Slams Republicans

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

Donald Trump criticized Republicans Tuesday, tweeting that they "may be the worst negotiators in history." The billionaire real estate mogul's hars...

Dem Rails Against Fiscal Cliff Deal

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) railed against the last-minute fiscal cliff deal, defending middle-class families and slamming Congress for being "tied in kn...

Deal Prevents Spike In Milk Prices

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A potential doubling of milk prices will be averted as part of the compromise that White House and congressional bargainers reached on w...

Fiscal Cliff Deal To Block Pay Hike For Congress

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to prevent the government from going over the so-called fiscal cliff will also block a $900 automatic pay hike for members o...

Jennifer Bendery

Fiscal Cliff Deal Reached: White House, Hill Leaders Agree To Delay Sequester By Two Months

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three hours shy of the midnight deadline, the White House and congressional leaders reached a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, ...

Fiscal Cliff Deal Reached, Dem Aide Says

Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A Democratic aide says the White House and congressional Republicans have reached an agreement to avert the ...

FIve Ways Congress Just Threw Your Money Over The Cliff

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

As it has become clear that Congress will not vote on a deal in "fiscal cliff" negotiations by Monday's deadline, the automatic tax hikes and spending...