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The National Rifle Association broke its silence Friday, a week after the massacre of 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, proposing to put police officers in the nation's schools to prevent mass shootings.
House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer told CNBC on Friday that Speaker John Boehner has to realize that he can't pursue partisan solutions.
Facing a GOP revolt, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly canceled a vote Thursday night on a plan to raise taxes for the wealthy, bringing the country closer to a plunge down the "fiscal cliff."
One in five of Americans earning less than $20,000 a year would see a tax hike of $1,070, since Boehner's bill would eliminate deductions for low earners.
With negotiations on a "fiscal cliff" deal at an impasse, Democrats and Republicans have turned toward sending political messages just before the Christmas holidays.
Income-based premium hikes are likely part of any budget deal, and would eventually affect one in four retirees.
House Speaker John Boehner pressed his backup tax plan Wednesday despite a White House veto threat, saying it will be approved Thursday by the GOP-controlled House.
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
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