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  • Senate Leaders in Deal to (Sort of) Muzzle Filibusters Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    The Senate's senior Democrat and Republican reached a tentative agreement to impose modest limits on the filibuster, the delaying tactic that minority parties have long used to kill legislation and was immortalized in the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

  • Nancy Pelosi

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi are clashing over the prospect of another round of tax increases on the wealthy.

  • Boehner Re-Elected Speaker as New Congress Convenes Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 3:49 PM ET
    Nancy Pelosi stands with House Speaker John Boehner after presenting him with the gavel during the first session of the 113th Congress.

    Rep. John Boehner was re-elected House speaker on Thursday as the 113th Congress ushered in the new and the old -- dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another stretch of bitterly divided government.

  • Chris Christie

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • "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

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

  • 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

    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

    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.