The debate over federal aid for Superstorm Sandy has infuriated many elected officials, but it is more than a war of words for those still struggling in the aftermath of the devastating storm.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the “fiscal cliff” deal already approved by the U.S. Senate, after a decision not to allow amendments that would have kicked it back to the Senate.
The White House has reached an agreement with Senate Republican leaders on a deal prevent the “fiscal cliff,” CBS News has learned.
A deal on Capitol Hill to avert the so-called 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.
For tens of thousands of people in the Tri-State Area, the “fiscal cliff” debate is more than just a Washington political battle. Many in the middle class here are wondering how they’ll make ends meet if their taxes go up on New Year’s Day.
Concerns are mounting about whether the stalemate in Washington could hurt Sandy relief efforts.
New Jersey residents would be the hardest hit in the nation, with the average family of four paying an extra $6,933. That same family in Connecticut would ante up an extra $6,653 and in New York, $4,103.
Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.
President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.
As the clock ticks closer to the end of the year, Sen. Schumer said he’s confident a deal will be reached.
The hour-long debate, which aired on the public affairs program “Face The State,” featured some sparring over the top issue in the race, the economy.
Two Democrats and two Republicans will compete in next Tuesday’s Connecticut primaries, in the hopes of securing their respective party’s nomination for the chance to fill the Senate seat of Joe Lieberman (D), who is retiring.
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. owes his constituents a full explanation of why he hasn’t been on the job this summer.
Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.
Of all the signs leading to a defeat for President Barack Obama in the presidential election of 2012, the most glaring sign is the 8.2% unemployment rate.