President Obama and Speaker Boehner met this weekend to discuss the fiscal cliff. CNBC's John Harwood looks at the progress of the discussions, with Gregory Mankiw, former Romney 2012 presidential campaign adviser, and Robert Johnson, former U.S. Senate Banking Committee chief economist.
How high can the market go when it's facing the prospect of a 'Fiscal Cliff?' Wells Capital Management's Jim Paulsen answers, and discusses his company's strategy.
"There's a 40 percent chance of a fiscal cliff deal before year end," Erskine Bowles, co-chair of President Obama's 2010 debt commission, told CNBC.
Congress's public sniping is a sign of "how broken our government has become," says Alice Rivlin, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former Federal Reserve vice chair.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take its first serious look at gay marriage, granting review of California's ban on same-sex marriage and of a federal law that defines marriage as a union only between man and woman.
House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama is "slow-walking" the economy to the edge of the "fiscal cliff."
Michigan Republicans in a single day reached the brink of a goal that for years has seemed an all-but-impossible dream: making the labor bastion of Michigan a right-to-work state.
The GOP is at risk of becoming the party of the rich while President Obama and the Democrats stake claim as the party of the middle class, with Katie Pavlich, Townhall Magazine, and Howard Dean, (D) former Vermont governor.
Sen. Jim DeMint said Thursday he's quitting the Senate in January to become president of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports fiscal cliff negotiations resume after a week-long pause.
Discussing how the fiscal cliff might impact corporate rates, and investment-related rates, with Fedex CEO Fred Smith.
President Obama is visiting a middle-class family in Northern Virginia, and said he "remains optimistic" that lawmakers can reach a deal that is good for middle-class families and the U.S. economy.
Making a pitch on just how much spending cuts on Medicare and defense he would like to see, with Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA). "In Georgia, we have reduced our budget $0.03 at a time, and it is a reasonable way to go about it," he explains.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest on Capitol Hill where Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is stirring up the negotiations.
Rep. Kevin Brady, (R-TX), and Sen. Robert Casey, (D-PA), debate key issues on taxes and spending, ahead of this morning's Joint Economic Committee hearing on the "fiscal cliff."
"There's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top two percent of the wealthiest Americans," Treasury Secretary Tim Geither said to CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Raising tax rates for wealthier Americans and broadening the tax base key to fiscal cliff deal, former Clinton Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers says.
95 percent of African Americans voted for President Obama in the last election. Burgess Owens, author of "It's All About the Team," explains why he thinks President Obama has "anti-black" policies.
Speaker Boehner issued a warning for House Republicans today that the leadership is watching how they vote. Robert Costa, National Review, offers insight.
Art Laffer of Laffer Investments discusses President Obama's proposed tax hikes. "If you tax rich people, and give the money to poor people, you're going to get lots and lots of poor people, and very few rich people" he says.