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Customers queue for coffee at a Starbucks Coffee location. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Starbucks Cups To Come With A Political Message

Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain, is asking employees at cafes in the Washington D.C. area to scribble the words “Come Together” on cups for drink orders on Thursday and Friday.

12/26/2012

John Boehner

Opinion: GOP Too Extreme

More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.

12/20/2012

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

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

Texas Senators John Cornyn (L) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R). (credit:CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Senators Hope To Avoid Going Over Fiscal Cliff

In one of their final joint appearances, Texas Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn said they hope to avoid going over the so-called “fiscal cliff”. The pair made their statements on Monday before 1,000 members of the Dallas Citizens Council.

CBS 11–12/10/2012

Barack Obama (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s With Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Road Trip?

The president would do much better by staying in Washington, D.C. where the action is rather than taking a road tour-styled trip to talk to the American people. In D.C., he actually would be talking to the people who are going to make the decision with him.

12/10/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Counter Offer

Republicans built a trap for themselves, having for years passed bills with highly unpopular cuts and little public notice. Now Republicans will take the blame if we go over the fiscal cliff.

12/10/2012

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

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

Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan  (Photo credit ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Offers Hint At More Defense Cuts

House Republicans’ “fiscal cliff” counteroffer to President Barack Obama hints at billions of dollars in military cuts on top of the nearly $500 billion that the White House and Congress backed last year

12/05/2012

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

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: GOP A Party Without A Plan

With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.

11/30/2012

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