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Monday, December 31,2012

House won't vote; US to go over fiscal cliff tonight

It looks like a compromise deal is in place, or very nearly completed, for Congress to help the country avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. But no vote will happen on the deal tonight.
Friday, December 28,2012

Boehner's Senate push is a transparent trick

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) is bobbing and weaving furiously on legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. But his moves are pretty predictable, writes Matthew Yglesias for Slate.
Friday, December 21,2012

News of the day: Kerry to be nominated, NRA says more guns and Boehner fails

Political news is flying hot and fast recently, like some kind of mixed metaphor we're moving on from right now. Here's the latest on several fronts.
Tuesday, December 18,2012

Boehner moves to 'Plan B' on fiscal cliff, concedes tax increases

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has indicated that he wants House Republicans to embrace "Plan B" to solve the so-called "fiscal cliff" — a plan that would allow for the tax increases Democrats are asking for.
Monday, December 17,2012

After Newtown shooting, NRA silent

The country's largest and most outspoken pro-gun group has been silent since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that left 27 people dead, including 20 children.
Monday, December 17,2012

Sen. Manchin, NRA member, calls for assault rifle ban discussion

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., is a member of the National Rifle Association and is one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate.
Monday, December 10,2012

Why the chemical weapon 'red line' for Syria?

Syrian President Bashar Assad has killed over 40,000 of his own citizens during months-long unrest in the Middle Eastern nation.
Monday, December 3,2012

Clinton draws line on Syria: chemical weapons

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. is setting a "red line" on Syria's treatment of citizen unrest: If Syria uses chemical weapons against its citizens, the U.S. would "take action."
Friday, November 30,2012

Senate Dems point to climate change in Sandy hearing

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee saw tears and surprising aggression from Democrats in a recent hearing on Hurricane Sandy.
Friday, November 30,2012

Hostess will pay bonuses to execs despite dropping pension payments

BREAKING NEWS OF THE DAY, November 30, 1842: President John Tyler reacted with great joy at news that the top industry leaders of the HOSTESS CORPORATION will be awarded more than $1 million in Bonuses, Payments and sundry other Monetary Blessings for the great works they do for that corporation.