Are we ready to do it again?
Are we ready to do it again?
There’s a fiscal crisis looming, you say? No bother. These things are LITERALLY made of money.
Wants tens of billions of dollars in spending cuts and revenue increases.
Before the Super Bowl, Obama says he won’t push for another increase to tax rates.
Can the 113th U.S. congress win back the hearts of America? Probably not, but here’s how our lawmakers can become a little more popular than head lice.
The world joined the United States in relief a deal had been reached. [Ed. note: Some of these translations may not be exact.]
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz says the tax cuts, which the Joint Committee on Taxation says will increase the deficit by $750 billion over the next decade, are paid for.
A victory lap around the fiscal cliff. Obama draws line in the sand for future deficit reduction talks.
Speaker John Boehner puts down a conservative rebellion. An almost unheard of moment in the House: Republicans will rely on Democrats to make a deal.
Concessions for Republicans and Democrats alike. Now to the House.
Biden seals the deal. With his former colleagues in the Senate, anyway.
The internet did its best with the Congressional deadlock story that no one likes to read about. And off the cliff we go!
On the last day before the tax hikes and spending cuts are scheduled to take effect.
Tax rates go up, and spending down, at midnight. And then Congress gets to congratulate itself on voting for tax cuts.
“Keep the pressure on — and let’s see if we can get this thing done,” Obama says.
A farm bill extension will be part of a Reid-McConnell agreement. If there is one.
Private talks, public chaos. This may be the worst Congress of the modern era, but they do know how to drag a fight out as long as humanly possible.
The goal: “Win the Twitter war on the climate cliff versus the fiscal cliff,” says Johnson. It hasn’t quite caught on.
The phrase isn’t new. Here’s how it traveled from speculation about a western movie in 1966 to become shorthand for Washington’s current budget crisis.
Taking Saturday off while Senate leaders negotiate. Congress will be back in session Sunday.
Urges Senate leaders to strike a deal. Hill leaders indicate sequester, debt ceiling likely to be excluded from final agreement.
No schussing if Congress goes over the cliff?
Fiscal cliff negotiations make a last stand. But the path to a deal remains treacherous.
The senator’s scoop falls flat. “Not true,” an aide to Harry Reid responds.
On Capitol Hill, staffers and journalists look to Starbucks for inspiration. But baristas don’t spread the word.
“The Senate must first act,” House leaders insist. But Democrats “are still waiting for Republicans.”
Did you get a “Come Together” scrawled on your cup this morning? Here’s why.
With no fiscal cliff deal, Obama encourages lawmakers to “cool off, drink some eggnog.”
Rep. Loretta Sanchez gets in the holiday spirit.