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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 3:16 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 2:11 P.M.

    Bickering trumps bargaining on looming ‘cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time since the Nov. 6 election, partisan bickering trumped bargaining Thursday as Democrats and Republicans vied for the political high ground in talks to …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 11:54 A.M.

    ‘Cliff’: Boehner, White House chide each other

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner met with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Thursday and accused Democrats afterward of failing to outline specific cuts to avert the “fiscal cliff” …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    White House, Congress talk as ‘fiscal cliff’ nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner met with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Thursday and accused Democrats afterwards of failing to outline specific cuts to avert a fiscal cliff …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 12:50 P.M.

    First cracks in GOP stance on higher tax rates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first cracks are developing among Republicans over whether to accept a quick deal with President Barack Obama on allowing the top two income tax rates to …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 11:04 A.M.

    It’s not just taxes: Benefit cuts divide Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just about taxes. There’s another big obstacle to overcome as Congress and President Barack Obama work to skirt the fiscal cliff: deep divisions among Senate …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 10:39 A.M.

    Ex-treasurer to Dem politicians faces sentencing

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former campaign treasurer who defrauded dozens of California Democratic politicians of at least $7 million was incapable of managing her business, often letting candidates’ bills …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 8:44 A.M.

    Moderate GOP senator expresses concerns about Rice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator crucial to any White House hopes of getting U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice confirmed as secretary of state said Wednesday that there are still …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 8:30 A.M.

    First cracks in GOP resolve on tax rates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first cracks are developing among Republicans over whether to accept a quick deal with President Barack Obama on allowing the top two income tax rates to …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 7:52 A.M.

    Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 12:10 A.M.

    Senate Dems divided over cuts to benefit programs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep divisions among Senate Democrats over whether cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid should be part of a plan to slow the government’s mushrooming …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 11:57 P.M.

    Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 11:53 P.M.

    Senate Dems divided over cuts to benefit programs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are deeply divided over whether cuts to popular benefit programs like Medicare and Medicaid should be part of a plan to address the nation’s financial …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 3:55 P.M.

    A big disconnect as ‘fiscal cliff’ clock ticks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans’ newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the “fiscal cliff” comes with a significant caveat: larger cuts than Democrats seem willing to consider to benefit …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 1:04 P.M.

    Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 10:59 A.M.

    Republicans propose plan for undocumented young

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled their version of the Dream Act, stalled legislation that would provide a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 8:16 A.M.

    GOP senators more troubled after Rice meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators said Tuesday they are more troubled than ever with comments made days after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya by Susan Rice, the …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 3:04 A.M.

    Obama to appeal to public on fiscal cliff

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to make a public case this week for his strategy for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, traveling to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 11:53 P.M.

    GOP senator offers ‘fiscal cliff’ solution

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman GOP senator is jumping into the debate on how to avoid a “fiscal cliff” of tax hikes and automatic spending cuts, advocating a mix of …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 5:49 P.M.

    GOP blocks bill to give hunters more land access

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide-ranging bill to give hunters and fishermen more access to public lands stalled in the Senate Monday after Republicans said it spends too much money. Republicans …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 6:13 A.M.

    House to consider limited GOP immigration bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans still smarting from their poor showing among Hispanics in the presidential election are planning a vote next week on immigration legislation that would both expand …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 4:27 A.M.

    Iowa straw poll on the outs with GOP establishment

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the GOP should do …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 12:31 P.M.

    House Republicans: Rice unfit to head State Dept.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 97 House Republicans sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Monday, saying that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice misled the nation about the attack …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 10:25 A.M.

    GOP-led states start warming up to health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the South to the heartland, cracks are appearing in the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama’s health care law. Ahead of a federal …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 7:56 A.M.

    GOP senator outlines $68 billion in defense cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense spending could be slashed by $68 billion over 10 years if the military stopped spending millions on running grocery stores, operating its own schools and even …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 1:51 P.M.

    House GOP picks woman for a top leadership post

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging from double-digit election losses among female voters, House Republicans elected a woman to their top leadership team Wednesday in a tense test of gender politics and …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 1:49 P.M.

    Obama presses GOP on taxing rich to avert ‘cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama challenged congressional Republicans Wednesday to let taxes rise on the wealthiest Americans on both economic and political grounds, noting he campaigned successfully for re-election …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 11:19 A.M.

    Obama defends Rice in face of GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in the aftermath of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya and calling …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 7:42 A.M.

    Pelosi decides to run again for House leader post

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she will run to keep her job as the Democratic leader in the House after a pair of elections that …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 7:08 A.M.

    Maine’s Angus King to caucus with Senate Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent Senator-elect Angus King of Maine said Wednesday he has decided to caucus with Democrats, which will add to the party’s voting edge. His decision ends months …


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