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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted fellow Republican John Boehner and the GOP-controlled House on Wednesday, saying he was disgusted that Congress failed to approve emergency aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

  • Congress Ends Without Vote on Sandy Aid Bill Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 8:18 AM ET
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    A bipartisan furor erupted after House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

  • US Avoids Calamity in 'Fiscal Cliff' Drama Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama makes statement on fiscal cliff

    The United States averted economic calamity on Tuesday when lawmakers approved a deal preventing huge tax hikes and spending cuts that would have pushed the world's largest economy off the "fiscal cliff" into recession.

  • Senate Approves 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal; House Is Next Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | 10:57 AM ET

    The Senate approved the "fiscal cliff" deal in a late-night vote. House GOP leaders said, "The House will honor its commitment to consider the Senate agreement if it is passed." The House meets on New Year's Day.

  • US Fiscal Talks Going 'Very, Very Well': Sen. Corker Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:21 AM ET
    Labor Backs Obama on 'Cliff' as Congress Returns

    Republican Sen. Bob Corker told CNBC on Monday he expects a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" would be worked out before the midnight deadline.

  • Leaders Agree to a Deal Stop Spike in Milk Prices Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.

  • Senate Leaders on Obama's Mission Impossible Saturday, 29 Dec 2012 | 4:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    An annoyed President Obama said it was "mind boggling" that Congress has been unable to fix the "fiscal cliff." Then dispatched Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, on a mind-boggling mission: coming up with a bipartisan bill to break the stalemate - in about 48 hours.

  • Money In Motion, December 28, 2012 Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET
    Money In Motion, December 28, 2012

    President Obama makes a statement on the fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.

  • Possible 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Signaled Ahead of Summit Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Democratic and Republican sources involved in negotiations reported some progress Friday toward a potential deal averting the "fiscal cliff" ahead of an afternoon summit at the White House between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders.

  • As Clock Ticks, Can the US Avert 'Fiscal Cliff'? Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 11:28 PM ET

    President Obama will meet with congressional leaders on Friday in a last-ditch effort to avert a fiscal crisis. The NYT reports.

  • Why a Popular Subsidy for Banks Died in the Senate Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    The program known as TAG, launched to support liquidity and bank stability, was killed thanks to infighting and the calculated indifference of the mega-banks.

  • Lawmakers 'Pistol-Whipped' By Markets May Bring Fiscal Deal: Rep Welch

    "I think the market is going to punish us for our failure to act, and it may be the only thing to get us to act," said Rep. Peter Welch, (D-VT), discussing some of the issues preventing lawmakers from reaching a "fiscal cliff" agreement.

  • Geithner Warns US to Hit Debt Ceiling Monday Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Geithner Likely to Stay at Treasury Until ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday notified Congress that the U.S. is going to hit the debt ceiling on New Year's Eve.

  • Sen. Reid: GOP Working on 'Political Stunts' Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    Sen. Reid: GOP Working on 'Political Stunts'

    Sen. Harry Reid, (D-NV) says the Republicans have wasted a week as the U.S. gets closer to going over the "fiscal cliff."

  • Sen. Reid: Boehner Can't Ignore American People Forever Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Sen. Reid: Boehner Can't Ignore American People Forever

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid provides an update on "fiscal cliff" talks on Capitol Hill, claiming more Republicans are joining his party's point of view every day.

  • Is Google Gaining Momentum as Apple Slips? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 12:00 PM ET
    Is Google Gaining Momentum as Apple Slips?

    The FMHR traders place their bets on Apple versus Google. Also, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid provides an update on "fiscal cliff" talks. CNBC's Eamon Javers provides perspective. And the Fast Money traders have the play on fiscal uncertainty.

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Showdown: Dems vs. GOP Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 8:03 AM ET
    'Fiscal Cliff' Showdown: Dems vs. GOP

    Which political party is the biggest obstacle to a "cliff" agreement? Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg, "Fix the Debt" campaign co-chairs, discuss ways to rise above partisan politics and negotiate a debt deal. The "fiscal cliff" is sort of the ultimate forcing mechanism and "Congress needs forcing mechanisms to act," added Gregg.

  • Sen. Reid: 'We Are Not Going to Kick the Can Down the Road'

    "We are still waiting for a serious offer from the Republicans," said Sen. Harry Reid, commenting on "fiscal cliff" talks in Washington. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on what's going on behind the scenes.

  • Fierce finish: Romney, Obama sharpen closing lines Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 4:52 PM ET

    PATASKALA, Ohio-- Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House. Obama backers shouted as the president campaigned in Ohio.

  • FACTBOX-20 key players in U.S. 'fiscal cliff' drama Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.