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Cliffhanger no more? House pushing to final vote

Weary lawmakers in the House pushed at last toward a final congressional vote on legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and... Read more »

Jan. 1, 2013


Democratic officials: Fiscal 'cliff' deal reached

Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2012


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion (+video)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained... Read more »

Dec. 31, 2012


If cut, fiscal deal will pale against expectations

The top Senate negotiators on the effort to prevent the government from going over the "fiscal cliff" offered a pessimistic assessment Sunday barely 24 hours before a... Read more »

Dec. 30, 2012


White House meeting a last stab at a fiscal deal

President Barack Obama was preparing to present a limited fiscal proposal to congressional leaders at a White House meeting Friday, a make-or-break moment for... Read more »

Dec. 28, 2012


Obama, congressional leaders to meet today

Their deadline rushing closer, President Barack Obama and the top four congressional leaders announced plans to meet Friday to try to pick up the pieces of the... Read more »

Dec. 27, 2012


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