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  • Like ‘Eating a You Know What Sandwich:’ Sen. Corker Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 9:27 AM ET
    Senator Bob Corker

    Republican Sen. Bob Corker told CNBC on Wednesday that voting for the deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" was like "eating a you know what sandwich."

  • House GOP Threw Us Off 'Hurricane Cliff': NY Dem Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    The Sandy aid bill should go to the House floor as the "first order of business" in the new Congress, Rep. Steve Israel said on CNBC's "Squawk Box."

  • Congress Ends Without Vote on Sandy Aid Bill Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    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.

  • What's in the 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill Passed by Congress? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 6:19 AM ET

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved a Senate bill on Tuesday night to avert $600 billion in automatic tax increases and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff." Here are the details.

  • 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.

  • Chicago, Illinois

    New year's revelers could wake up to a hangover of a different sort: new regulations totaling more than 400 across the country.

  • 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.

  • Obama: GOP Focus on Rich Standing in Way of Deal Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
    President Obama (R) meets with members of the bipartisan Governors Association Executive Committee, including Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D)

    The GOP says it wants a deal on the "fiscal cliff" but "their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are protected," President Obama said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

  • Obama: Optimistic We Can Still Reach Deal 'in Time' Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 6:06 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    With "fiscal cliff" talks going to the wire, President Obama said Friday he was optimistic that an agreement can be reached in time to avert the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that could throw the economy back into recession.

  • How No 'Cliff' Deal Will Hammer the Middle Class Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    There’s a common misperception about the fiscal cliff — that the tax increases only apply to 2013. Not true. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Geithner Warns US to Hit Debt Ceiling Monday Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

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

  • Why States May Want to Fall Off the 'Fiscal Cliff' Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 3:23 PM ET
    Scene from James Bond Dr. No

    Falling off the "fiscal cliff" is a bad thing, right? Not necessarily. Some states could begin collecting more in estate taxes.

  • Over the Fiscal Cliff: What Kind of Landing? Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 10:14 AM ET

    Why is it so hard for Republicans and Democrats to compromise on urgent matters of taxes and spending? What will happen if they fail to meet their Jan. 1 deadline? Here's a look.

  • Obama Returning for Last-Ditch 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 11:15 PM ET

    Congress waited for President Barack Obama to return from Hawaii and make one final attempt to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • Obamacare Tax Hikes May Just Be Getting Started Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    It's hard to see how lawmakers can avoid touching health insurance if they want to eliminate loopholes and curtail deductions so as to raise revenue and lower tax rates.

  • What Issues Obama May Tackle in Second Term Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 12:36 PM ET
    President Obama  speaks Dec. 6, 2012, while visiting a home in northern Virginia to discuss his plan to extend tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans.

    As President Obama approaches his second term, he'll have to confront tough and shifting challenges that will play big roles in shaping the rest of his presidency and his place in history.

  • Here's How a 'Cliff' Dive Will Affect Your Taxes Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    Workers probably won't feel the full brunt of next year's tax increases in their January paychecks, but don't be fooled.

  • What a Social Security Fix Will Probably Look Like Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 10:47 AM ET

    Experts say there are ways to fix Social Security. Politicians just may not like trying to sell those changes to the American people. NBCNews reports.

  • Is There a 'Plan C' for the 'Fiscal Cliff'? Monday, 24 Dec 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    Fiscal cliff: Many "Plan C's" are floating around, but President Barack Obama outlined the only real deal that is on the table — raise taxes on the top two percent, and restore the Bush-era tax cuts for the rest.

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