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  • Mich. becomes right-to-work state despite protests

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a dizzyingly short time span, Republicans have converted Michigan from a seemingly impregnable fortress of organized labor into a right-to-work state, leaving outgunned Democrats and …


  • GOP throws Obama’s old deficit stands back at him

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the best Republican arguments against President Barack Obama’s proposals to avoid a “fiscal cliff” come from the president himself, in comments he made months or …


  • GOP’s Boehner says Obama slow-walking cliff talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and urged him to name specific cuts in government …


  • Democrats: Don’t cut Medicaid in fiscal cliff deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Democratic members of Congress are warning President Barack Obama to not cut the Medicaid health care program as part of negotiations with Republicans over avoiding the …


  • Senate GOP leader calls on Dems to spell out cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and urged him to name specific cuts in government …


  • No one retreating; cliff talks seem at standstill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year-end deadline approaching, negotiations to avoid an economy-rattling “fiscal cliff” appeared at a standstill Monday. Republicans pressed President Barack Obama to name specific spending cuts he …


  • Michigan Democrats make final right-to-work push

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats in Michigan’s Legislature and congressional delegation made a final push Monday to stall Republican-led right-to-work proposals that would limit the power of unions in the …


  • Unions vow political payback for right-to-work law

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-work laws as uncomfortable as possible for Gov. Rick …


  • Florida’s Crist may run again; GOP says its ready

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Now that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is a Democrat, pretty much everyone in Florida’s political world expects him to seek his old job. “I will …


  • Crist considers run as a Dem; GOP says bring it on

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Now that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is a Democrat, pretty much everyone in Florida’s political world expects him to seek his old seat. “I will …


  • Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


  • Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


  • With election over, less attention to jobs report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to the monthly jobs numbers isn’t what it used to be. The first unemployment report since President Barack Obama’s re-election barely got a mention from the …


  • Mich. legislators defy unions, OK right-to-work

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In an audacious flex of political muscle, Republicans in a single day reached the brink of a goal that for years has seemed an all-but-impossible dream: …


  • Michigan GOP approves right to work amid protests

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans slammed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan House and Senate Thursday, drawing raucous protests from throngs of stunned union supporters, whose outnumbered Democratic allies were powerless …


  • Michigan GOP pushes right to work amid protests

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans rushed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan Legislature Thursday, drawing raucous protests from hundreds of union supporters, some of whom were pepper-sprayed by police when they …


  • Obama and Boehner discuss fiscal cliff by phone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke by phone Wednesday about the “fiscal cliff” that threatens to knock the …


  • Obama warns GOP against a new debt ceiling fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hewing to a hard line, President Barack Obama warned congressional Republicans on Wednesday not to inject the threat of a government default into complex fiscal cliff negotiations …


  • Democrats: Obama to ask for $50 billion Sandy aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy, Democrats on Capitol Hill said Wednesday. …


  • Obama warns against another debt ceiling fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Republicans on Wednesday against picking another fight over the nation’s debt ceiling, telling business leaders that it’s “not a game that I will …


  • GOP ‘fiscal cliff’ plan echoes failed budget talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday avoiding an economic plunge over the “fiscal cliff” comes down to Republicans’ realizing that tax rates must go up on wealthiest Americans. …


  • GOP ‘fiscal cliff’ plan echoes failed budget talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are proposing a “fiscal cliff” plan that revives ideas from failed budget talks with President Barack Obama last year, calling for raising the eligibility age for …


  • Dem on trial seen as part of old Chicago politics

    CHICAGO (AP) — The grizzled Chicago Democrat has compared himself to a virile hog, likened a then-chief prosecutor to a Nazi and bragged about directing government investigators to kiss his …


  • White House rejects GOP fiscal cliff counteroffer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is rejecting a Republican counteroffer aimed at averting the “fiscal cliff,” saying it does not meet what the White House calls “the test of …


  • GOP issues a new ‘fiscal cliff’ offer to Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans put forth a $2.2 trillion “fiscal cliff” counteroffer to President Barack Obama on Monday, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes …


  • Obama wants Wasserman Schultz to stay on at DNC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party’s chairwoman. Wasserman Schultz has overseen the Democratic National Committee since early 2011. …


  • GOP issues new ‘fiscal cliff’ offer to Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday proposed a new 10-year, $2.2 trillion blueprint to President Barack Obama that calls for increasing the eligibility age for Medicare and lowering cost-of-living …


  • Analysis: Obama, Boehner seek cliff talks leverage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One month before the deadline, negotiations between President Barack Obama and Republicans to save the economy from a plunge over the fiscal cliff are still in the …


  • Pressuring GOP, Obama takes his fiscal plan to Pa.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking his case for avoiding a potentially unsettling “fiscal cliff” to the Philadelphia suburbs, employing campaign-style tactics in hopes of mobilizing public support. …


  • White House ‘cliff’ offer gets GOP cold shoulder

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is seeking $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over a decade and an immediate infusion of funds to aid the jobless, help hard-pressed homeowners and …

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