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Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Averted — Now What?

Congress didn’t completely fall off the “fiscal cliff,” but they’re still hanging onto the edge. By waiting until the last minute to scrape together a limited bill, Congress sidelined some major fiscal issues they initially sought to resolve before the new year.

01/02/2013

Senate Prepares For Christmas Eve Vote On Health Care Reform Bill

Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Measure

Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year’s Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to block across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Senate Democratic officials.

12/31/2012

John Boehner

Progress Seen In Last-Minute ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

Working against a midnight deadline, negotiators for the White House and congressional Republicans in Congress narrowed their differences Monday on legislation to avert across-the-board tax increases.

12/31/2012

Shopping & Style Mall, Dallas Galleria

US Consumer Confidence Falls On Fiscal Cliff Fears

U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week.

12/27/2012

House Speaker John Boehner Addresses The Press On The Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

New Round Of Talks As Fiscal Deadline Looms

As the nation teeters on the edge of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” President Obama returns to Washington Thursday to resume negotiations with Congress over a deal to keep taxes from going up on Americans.

12/26/2012

U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on January 18, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fiscal Cliff Talks Appear To Be Stalled

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says a bipartisan deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” is more likely if Democrats and Republicans don’t try to over-reach on spending cuts.

12/12/2012

Job listings are posted on a bulletin board at a career center. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Democrats Want Jobless Benefits In `Cliff’ Deal

Millions of unemployed Americans have another reason to worry about “fiscal cliff” budget talks that seek to avoid looming tax increases and dire spending cuts come January.

12/08/2012

A student studies at his desk. (credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

State Witness Says Texas Schools ‘Above Average’

An education expert says Texas is “above average” compared to other states in public-school student performance.

12/06/2012

Obama Addresses Joint Session Of Congress On Jobs And The Economy

How Far Over The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could They Go?

The Washington dealmakers who warn that a plunge off the “fiscal cliff” would be disastrous don’t seem to be rushing to stop it. Why aren’t they panicking?

12/06/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Proposes New ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Offer To Obama

House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and to lower cost-of-living hikes in Social Security benefits.

12/03/2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Changes Coming To Texas Health Care

Gov. Rick Perry has promised to fight tooth and nail against implementing the Affordable Care Act. But that doesn’t mean big changes aren’t coming to Texas health care.

11/24/2012

Texas State Capitol

State Budget Capped At $77.9B For 2014-15

The Texas Legislative Budget Board set a $77.9 billion cap on state spending Thursday for the 2014-15 budget year, a 10 percent increase above the current discretionary spending limit.

11/15/2012

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