Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives.
This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.
Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.
After decisions in Washington, D.C. many are asking – will the vote to avoid going over the fiscal cliff help North Texas companies? CBS 11 News spoke with one local business owner who said years of uncertainty have proven costly.
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.
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 set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew perilously near.
Milk, cheese, butter, and all things dairy could spike in price after the first of the year if a new farm bill isn’t finalized.
House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a ‘Plan B’ option to keep taxes from increasing on people making less than $1 million on Jan. 1.
The struggling U.S. Postal Service is reporting a record annual loss of $15.9 billion.
Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.
Gov. Rick Perry is calling for the repeal of the White House-backed federal health care reform law and urging Washington to stop trampling states’ rights.
Cruz has become a national sensation since his upset July victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to win the Republican senatorial nomination.