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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

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

Fiscal Cliff Deadline Nears: No Deal Yet

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.

12/30/2012

Milk being poured in to a glass. (credit: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Milk, Dairy Prices Could Double If Congress Doesn’t Act

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.

12/28/2012

Speaker Boehner

Boehner To Pursue ‘Plan B’ In Fiscal Cliff Talks

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.

12/18/2012

Dallas' Main Post Office (Jay Gormley/CBSDFW)

Post Office Reports Record Loss Of $15.9B For Year

The struggling U.S. Postal Service is reporting a record annual loss of $15.9 billion.

11/15/2012

David Petraeus (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Petraeus Must Testify On Libya

Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.

11/12/2012

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)

Perry Calls For Repealing Health Care Reform Law

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.

11/07/2012

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz Wins Texas U.S. Senate Seat

Cruz has become a national sensation since his upset July victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to win the Republican senatorial nomination.

11/06/2012

(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Veasey Wins New US House Seat In North Texas

Texas State Rep. Marc Veasey has been elected to Congress to serve in a new U.S. House district in North Texas.

11/06/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Makes The Case: One-Term Limit Needed For President

President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.

10/23/2012

Former President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Clinton To Campaign In Texas

Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Texas to campaign for Democratic congressional hopeful Pete Gallego, who’s locked in one of the state’s few competitive races.

10/22/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. D-IL (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Where’s Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. owes his constituents a full explanation of why he hasn’t been on the job this summer.

07/12/2012

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