Harry Reid

(AP Photo)

Obama, congressional leaders meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are meeting at the White House, with billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts ready to start kicking in.

03/01/2013

Senate facilities workers make up beds on Capitol Hill in preparation for all-night floor debates. (AP Photo)

Top senators reach deal to curb filibusters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s senior Democrat and Republican reached agreement Thursday to impose modest limits on the filibuster, the delaying tactics that minority parties have long used to kill legislation.

01/24/2013

Bullets for sale

Obama administration plan for curbing gun violence

(AP) – Here are the proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama in an easy to read digest.

01/16/2013

Harry Reid

AP Sources: ‘Fiscal cliff’ deal emerging

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of a deal to avert the ‘fiscal cliff’ emerged Monday, with Democrats and Republicans agreeing to raise tax rates on family income over $450,000 a year, increase the estate tax rate and extend unemployment benefits for one year, officials familiar with the negotiations said.

12/31/2012

Fiscal cliff

Senate leaders offer dour take on ‘cliff’ talks

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Capitol Hill deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” was proving elusive Sunday as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts grew perilously near.

12/30/2012

Fiscal cliff

Last ditch effort to avoid fiscal cliff under way

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders launched a final attempt at compromise Friday night in hopes of preventing a toxic blend of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect.

12/28/2012

President Barack Obama (r) and House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo)

White House meeting a last stab at a fiscal deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top members of Congress and the President were holding out slim hopes for a limited fiscal deal. The 11th-hour scramble was a test for Obama: balancing his re-election with his vows to compromise.

12/28/2012

Stocks down

Stocks turn lower after consumer confidence sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Thursday, pushed down by unwelcome signs that the economy is still far from repaired and that “fiscal cliff” negotiations are far from sealed.

12/27/2012

Fiscal Cliff

Obama calls congressional leaders on fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has made separate phone calls to congressional leaders to discuss the impending fiscal cliff.

12/27/2012

President Barack Obama (r) and House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo)

Hot rhetoric, tiny numbers separate Obama, Boehner

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their fiscal cliff standoff, President Obama wants to raise taxes by $20 billion a year more than House Speaker Boehner. The president wants the government to spend that much more yearly than Boehner does, too.

12/20/2012

Fiscal Cliff

A timeline for ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations

Some key dates for negotiations involving the White House and congressional leaders to avert the year-end series of federal tax increases and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff”:

12/20/2012

Fiscal cliff

Obama officials, lawmakers set for talks and debt-cutting

An administration official says two of President Barack Obama’s top negotiators on the “fiscal cliff” will meet separately on Thursday with leading lawmakers.

11/28/2012

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