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  • 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.

  • Rep. Pelosi on Fiscal Cliff Talks

    House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi addresses the fiscal cliff talks and what the Democrats are willing to do.

  • 33 Days to the Fiscal Cliff

    Nancy Pelosi is a crucial part of the discussion to avoid the fiscal cliff, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • The View of the 'Fiscal Cliff' From Pelosi Country

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has represented the San Francisco area for a quarter century. What do her constituents think about the "fiscal cliff?"

  • What Are Business Leaders Saying About Rep. Pelosi?

    CNBC's Jane Wells speaks to constituents in the 8th district of California to find out what business leaders are saying about the Minority Leader's handling of the "fiscal cliff."

  • Boehner, Reid & Pelosi on Fiscal Cliff

    Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-NY) offer insight on meeting an agreement on the fiscal cliff.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.

  • The 15 Richest Members of Congress 2012

    For the first time, the richest member of Congress in Roll Call's annual list had a net worth of more than $300 million. So who was the richest?

  • Michele Bachmann's tendency to cause a ruckus on Capitol Hill made her a tea party sensation. Allen West of Florida, Steve King of Iowa and Joe Walsh of Illinois are all embroiled in tough and expensive races that are drawing plenty of spending by friends and foes from around the country.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The Obama administration said on Friday it has not changed its stance on letting tax rates rise at year-end for high-income Americans, despite comments from Vice President Joe Biden in Thursday night's debate that seemed to suggest a shift.

  • Five Players Who Can Drive Us Over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

    As the presidential election campaign grinds into November, Republican and Democratic lawmakers are busily hammering their own pitons into the fiscal cliff — staking out routes that could either force compromise or snap the economy’s safety lines.

  • President Barack Obama has called for keeping tax rates the same for families making less than $250,000 annually and raising them for those above that level.

  • Jerry Lewis

    As veterans of California's congressional delegation retire and send new reps to Washington, the state may not have the clout it once had to withstand  to negotiate against huge cuts in federal spending in the coming years by Congress, the New York Times reports.

  • Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 16, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    It is the attack-ad technique of choice for 2012: Anything you have said or done on film will be held against you. Its prevalence has helped make the Republican primary campaign a ferociously negative contest.  The New York Times reports.

  • Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 16, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich took aim at President Obama, denied ever doing any lobbying and called out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a wide-ranging interview with Larry Kudlow Tuesday.

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Republicans and Democrats have to compromise if there is going to be deficit reduction, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNBC Friday.

  • Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    After the weekend's International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting passed with no concrete announcements on the resolution of the Eurozone debt crisis, one analyst called for a "Paulson moment" between politicians and fiscal policymakers in Europe.

  • Recently, the Capitol Hill publication analyzed the financial assets of U.S. lawmakers, contained in mandatory annual disclosures, to determine the members of the US Congress that have the highest approximate net worth. Although these Congressional disclosures are not exact — they are displayed in a range of estimated value over broad categories — Roll Call, a Capitol Hill news and information provider, analyzed the assets and liabilities of every US representative and senator to come up with th

    Which members of the US Congress have the highest approximate net worth. Check out the list.

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    I hate to say it, but Nancy was right! I try to be apolitical. I think I succeed most of the time. Trashing both parties more or less equally allows me to stay balanced. So in that continuing effort to stay bland and uninteresting, I have to give mention to Nancy Pelosi who said a few weeks ago it might take a decline of hundreds of points in the market to get the Republicans attention.

  • The discussion over the U.S. debt ceiling had been going on for months, but an agreement wasn’t signed into law until the deadline set by the U.S. Treasury was reached. The debate was a rollercoaster that both shifted markets and brought the fiscal discipline of Washington to the forefront. Everyone from markets, ratings agencies, government officials, and other countries urged the U.S. to find a solution to the debt-ceiling debate. For better or for worse, Congress and the president were able t

    Seeing the president and members of Congress in action gives a new perspective on the debt talks. Click for scenes from the talks, in the month leading up to the compromise.