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  • Payroll Tax Cut Debacle Harming GOP?

    The differences between the House and Senate are not huge, says Rep. Eric Cantor, (R-VA). "The Republicans in the House are standing for the working people," he adds.

  • The House rejected the version of the bi-partisan two-month payroll tax cut extension that was approved by a majority of the Senate.

    An extension of the payroll-tax cut was in serious jeopardy Tuesday as the House and Senate refused to negotiate a compromise that affects 160 million Americans.

  • Cost of healthcare

    Medicare officials say hundreds of thousands of doctors will get a steep cut in payments on Jan. 18 unless a gridlocked Congress issues a reprieve.

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    The GOP-led House rejected a Senate bill to extend the payroll-tax cut for two months, putting the two chambers on yet-another collision course with millions of Americans facing tax increases and cuts in jobless benefits if the dispute is not resolved by year-end.

  • House Debates Payroll Tax Cut

    The outcome of the payroll tax cut debate in Washington is anything but certain, with CNBC's John Harwood.

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    Scheduled to vote today, the House of Representatives is contentiously debating a Republican proposal that rejects a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits.

  • Ron Paul (R)

    Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is now leading the pack in Iowa as Newt Gingrich's support fades.

  • US Capitol Building

    The U.S. House of Representatives will vote sometime Tuesday on a Republican plan calling for new negotiations with the Senate on extending a payroll tax cut now set to expire on Dec. 31, House lawmakers said on Monday.

  • Payroll Tax Deal Struck in Washington

    Negotiations on Capitol Hill ended with a deal to extend the temporary payroll tax cut. Republican leaders said they would not approve any deal that doesn't include the KeyStone Pipeline Project, with Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI), discusses.

  • Payroll Tax Battle

    The battle over extending a payroll tax cut and employment benefits continues. Details on how a bi-partisan compromise can be made, with Jared Bernstein, former chief economist/economic policy adviser to Vice-Pres. Biden, and former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH).

  • Who's Winning the Conservative Primary?

    Robert Costa, National Review reports House leader, Rep. Paul Ryan is going after GOP frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, and discussing Mitt Romney's conservative credentials, with Jen Psaki, former White House deputy press secy; Tony Fratto, CNBC contributor; and Bob Walker, Wexler & Walker executive chairman.

  • Payroll Tax Politics

    Rep. Charlie Rangel, (D-NY), and Rep. Jeff Flake, (R-AZ), discuss what it will take to break the deadlock in Congress on extending the payroll tax cuts.

  • One-On-One with Sen. Mitch McConnell

    Are Republicans prepared to extend unemployment benefits, if the Democrats agree to the Keystone pipeline? Discussing the ongoing payroll tax stalemate on Capitol Hill, with Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY).

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    Housing may have been the catalyst for the Great Recession, but it is not number one on America’s fix-it list for our next President.

  • Senate's Efforts to Get Economy on Track

    Discussing the Senate's push for a payroll tax bill, with Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), who says the payroll tax holiday is not good public policy and the nation will see the effect on social security over time.

  • 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.

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has surged to a wide lead over Mitt Romney for the 2012 Republican nomination, but either leading candidates would face a daunting path in the general election against President Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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    Nearly half of adults with household income of at least $250,000 agreed in a poll that taxes should be higher for the richest Americans.

  • GOP symbol and cash

    Paul Krugman points out that there is good evidence that Republicans don't really care much about the deficit.

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    The White House says President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill renewing a payroll tax cut next year, complaining that the legislation forces middle-class families to pay for the measure without asking the rich to contribute.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney’s experience at Bain Capital is being searched by his critics for ammunition in the presidential campaign, and by others for clues as to how he would perform as president, the New York Times reports.