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'Absymal Marks For GOPers' On Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

While views are split on the fiscal cliff agreement, President Barack Obama is generally seen as having won the debate, with Republicans' dislike of t...

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's Moment Of Truth Explained

The Daily Beast | Michael Tomasky | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama sounded reasonably confident Friday evening that a deal can still be reached. But it’s his job to sound optimistic, and not to anger Mi...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Leaders Wait For Action From Obama, Democrats On Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For those holding out hope for a resolution to the so-called fiscal cliff, this was a lost Christmas. Little to no progress was made...

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...

Boehner Shifts To Talk Of 'Plan B'

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN AND JULIE PACE, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a `Plan B' option to keep taxes from in...

'Shell-Shocked' Republicans Keep Tensions At Bay Amid Crisis

National Journal | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

Tensions and backbiting in the House Republican leadership contributed to the messiness of the 2011 standoff over the debt limit. But in this year’s...

Jason Linkins

Maryland Congressman Takes Himself Hostage In Fiscal Cliff Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

One of the more fun aspects of the ongoing negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff is that so many of the participants just do not seem to be par...

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. ...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers May Dive Off Fiscal Cliff Before Reaching Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fewer Republicans are saying "no" to raising taxes on the rich. But it still may be after the nation starts sliding into the fiscal abys...

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...

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...