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House Speaker John Boehner

Obama (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images); Boehner (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Slams Obama For Refusing To Cut From Social Security, Medicare To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

As the so-called “fiscal cliff” gets closer, there is still no agreement on taxes and budget cuts in Washington. No deal means everybody’s taxes will go up in a little less than three weeks.

12/11/2012

Obama (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images); Boehner (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Analysis: Over The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Mean Doom For Tri-State Area Residents

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.

12/05/2012

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Looming Fiscal Cliff Leaves Many Confused, Concerned

Even as the country barrels toward the fiscal cliff, there was much confusion about what exactly lies ahead – both for regular people and the country as a whole.

12/02/2012

House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama in the Cabinet Room at the White House - Washington, DC - Jul 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Expert: Republican Party Has To Look In The Mirror, Adapt To Changing Electorate

Will it be four more years of partisanship or will both sides find a path to compromise? And will the Republican party see the outcome of campaign 2012 as a mandate to “re-image” itself?

11/07/2012

House Republican Leaders (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

Republican leadership talks about budget cuts. They talk about families hurting and making tough decisions. But when they come to Washington they protect their own budgets.

06/13/2012

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cardinal-Designate Dolan: President Obama Needs To Stop ‘Intruding Into Internal Life Of A Church’

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan came to the South Bronx to bless a library, but he had no blessings — just harsh words — for President Barack Obama, who wants Catholic institutions to pay for birth control.

02/08/2012

House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama in the Cabinet Room at the White House - Washington, DC - Jul 11, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Republicans Blink, Payroll Tax Standoff Ends

After months of bickering, congressional leaders have reached a compromise to prevent higher payroll taxes for 160 million Americans.

12/22/2011

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Expiring Payroll Tax Cut Threatens To Hit Workers In Their Wallets

“It’s really going to hurt because two of my kids are in college and of course $1,000, $2,000 can really help in paying tuition,” said Antonio Meloni of Astoria.

12/01/2011

President Barack Obama (credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Deal Done In Washington, Government To Stay In Business

President Barack Obama said a last-minute deal Friday with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because “Americans of different beliefs came together.”

04/08/2011

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