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  • Syria Preparing Chemical Weapons Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Syria Preparing Chemical Weapons

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports U.S. officials say the Syria military is poised to use chemical weapons against their own people, but Syria President Bashar al-Asaad has not given the order yet; and discussing the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports founder & president; and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

  • Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC Wednesday that Republicans are "making a little bit of progress" but said the Obama administration was "absolutely" ready to go over the "fiscal cliff" tax rates on the wealthy don't rise.

  • Geithner: No Deal Without Higher Rates on Rich Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
    Geithner: Raising Rates on the Rich

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner describes the administration's position regarding raising taxes on the wealthy, and says the President is completely prepared to go over the 'Fiscal Cliff' unless Republicans go along.

  • Geithner to CNBC: 'Little Bit of Progress' Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 4:06 PM ET
    Geithner to CNBC: 'Little Bit of Progress' on 'Cliff'

    In an exclusive interview on CNBC, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner assesses the current state of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington.

  • Washington's War of Words Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Washington's War of Words

    The White House and GOP have both released plans for the fiscal cliff, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. Karen Finney, Columnist for The Hill; David Webb, TeaParty365; and Guy Benson, Townhall.com.

  • House GOP's Fiscal Cliff Counter-Offer Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
    House GOP's Fiscal Cliff Counter-Offer

    House Republican leaders are making a counter-offer in the fiscal cliff talks, with Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Republican House Majority Whip from California.

  • Republicans Reject Tax Hike in 'Fiscal Cliff' Offer Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 10:17 PM ET
    Five Players Who Can Drive Us Over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

    Republicans proposed steep spending cuts on Monday but gave no ground on President Barack Obama's call to raise taxes on the wealthiest in their first formal proposal to avert a "fiscal cliff" that could push the U.S. economy into recession.

  • GOP Counter-Offer On the Table Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    GOP Counter-Offer On the Table

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Boehner and other Republicans' plan to avoid the fiscal cliff; and Steve Elmendorf, Former Kerry Deputy Campaign Manager; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum, discuss.

  • Bowles: Boehner's Letter Does Not Represent Simpson-Bowles Plan

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Erskine Bowles has responded to Speaker John Boehner's counter-offer today.

  • GOP 'Cliff' Plan Cuts Medicare, Social Security Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 5:29 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    Republicans negotiating with President Obama on avoiding the "fiscal cliff" proposed cuts to Medicare and Social Security but no tax increase for the wealthy.

  • House GOP Seek $600 Billion in Health Savings: NBC Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 3:10 PM ET
    House GOP Seek $600 Billion in Health Savings: NBC

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports House Speaker John Boehner is offering a multi-step solution to the fiscal cliff.

  • US Taxpayers Have Had it Easy for Decades Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
    Scene from James Bond Dr. No

    Americans hate paying taxes. They also want Congress and the White House to balance the budget. That decades-long conflict seems to be approaching a Moment of Truth.

  • Dems Have 'Cliff' Mantra No Plan: Armey Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 8:14 AM ET
    Dems Have 'Cliff' Mantra No Plan: Armey

    Dick Armey, former House Majority Leader (R-TX), weighs in on the "fiscal cliff" stalemate in Washington, and why lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement on taxes and spending.

  • Forget the 'Fiscal Cliff,' Look at These Cliffs Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 4:27 PM ET
    Forget the 'Fiscal Cliff,' Look at These Cliffs

    While politicians try to avoid the "fiscal cliff," CNBC.com remembers some legendary cliffs from pop culture.

  • Marriott CEO on the Fiscal Cliff Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 3:15 PM ET
    Marriott CEO on the Fiscal Cliff

    Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, says it is hard to find the dollars without going after entitlements.

  • Boehner: Raising Taxes on Small Business 'Wrong' Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Boehner: Raising Taxes on Small Business 'Wrong'

    House Speaker John Boehner responds to President Obama's "fiscal cliff" proposals.

  • '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.

  • Boehner: "Stalemate .. We're Almost Nowhere" Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Boehner: 'Stalemate' .. 'We're Almost Nowhere'

    House Speaker John Boehner tells reporters that negative comments from the GOP about the "fiscal cliff" talks aren't just public posturing for negotiating purposes.

  • Republicans Won't Like the Sound of This Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 5:00 PM ET
    WSJ Via Republican Aides: White House Wants At Least $50 Billion in New Spending

    CNBC's Eamon Javers says the Wall Street Journal is reporting the White House wants $1.6 trillion in up front tax increases and at least $50 billion in new spending. (5:49)

  • Your 'Cliff' Diving Currency Trade Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:39 PM ET
    Hedge Funds Cite 'Fiscal Cliff' as Top Concern: Survey

    The political squabbles are continuing as the fiscal cliff approaches, but this strategist has a trading plan.