The Scotland "no" vote brought great relief to a White House worried about the impact of a schism on many fronts, Politico's Ben White says.» Read More
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes you inside the spending proposals from both sides in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations and finds that the numbers don't add up.
President Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to draft policies to reduce gun violence, a call to action after the massacre of 26 people, including 20 children, at a Connecticut elementary school.
Obama's offer to slow the growth of Social Security benefits would force fellow Democrats to abandon promises to shield the program from cuts as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations.
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner pressed ahead on trying to avert the "fiscal cliff" after the White House rejected a narrow GOP plan on taxes.
Here's how close President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
President Obama's latest "Fiscal Cliff" proposal calls for a permanent cap on the AMT, though it doesn't offer specifics on income levels and Republicans have yet to respond.
Republican Senator Bob Corker told CNBC on Tuesday that he does not think a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" will be reached by the end of this week.
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met for 45 minutes Monday in hopes of reaching a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," but the White House suggested later that it was not budging from its plan.
The House Speaker says he is now willing to raise taxes on Americans making more than a $1 million a year. Conservatives have been staunchly opposed to raising taxes on anyone next year, regardless of income bracket.
It may be time to reconsider an assault weapons ban after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and member of the NRA, told CNBC.
For all its symbolic value, the House Speaker John Boehner's plan to tax million-plus incomes would raise only modest revenues compared to the Obama plan.
Former Governor Howard Dean debates David Kopel of the Cato Institute on whether the U.S. needs tighter gun regulations following last week's school shooting in Connecticut.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday consoled the Connecticut town shattered by the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren
One month after getting a pricey bottle of wine from the president as a birthday present, it's been more bar-room brawl than friendly wine-tasting for the speaker whose job is at stake right along with the nation's economic future.
Face to face with time running short, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner negotiated at the White House Thursday night in what aides called "frank" talks.
President Obama says he won't go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana.
From outside Michigan Republican circles, it appeared that the Republican drive to weaken unions came out of the blue - proposed, passed and signed in a mere six days.
A majority of Americans wants a compromise to avoid the "cliff," and most back President Barack Obama's prescription for doing so, according to a new NBC News/WSJ poll.
Talks to avoid the "fiscal cliff" showed little progress on Wednesday, with Republicans publicly rebuking the Obama administration and one House member saying "it's getting worse, not better."
The U.S. economy could grow at a 4 percent rate and monthly jobs creation could get above 200,000 if Washington politicians can "grasp a rational fiscal policy" and avoid the "fiscal cliff," JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said.