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Tax talks threaten to blow hole in budget

Tax talks threaten to blow hole in budget

Obama may be forced to choose between signing bad bill or none.

November 27, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Obama unleashed: Defies GOP election wins, moves in opposite direction

WASHINGTON — President Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls.

November 27, 2014 11:48 amLoading…

'Boeing's Bank" is just corporate welfare

Follow the money to see who benefits from reauthorization.

September 09, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

$33 million deficit to lead to service cuts in Tucson

Tucson is facing a projected $33.2 million budget deficit next fiscal year, City Manager Richard Miranda notified the City Council Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 2:43 pmLoading…

Heritage study sets off immigration bill squabble

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation said in a report Monday, setting off a fierce dispute with fellow c…

May 06, 2013 1:41 pmLoading…
Obama: US still not sure who used chem weapons

Obama: US still not sure who used chem weapons

President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday. The president said the U.S. doesn't know how or when chemical weapons were used in Syria or who used them. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

April 30, 2013 12:50 pmLoading…
Bernanke signals continued support for low rates

Bernanke signals continued support for low rates

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke pauses before testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing to deliver the central bank's Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

February 26, 2013 11:45 amLoading…
Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

In this Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester, as he stands with emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of budget cuts in the South Court Auditorium i…

February 22, 2013 2:24 amLoading…

House sets vote for Sandy aid after criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is headed for a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims after House Speaker John Boehner mollified Republicans from New York and New Jersey upset with his decision to cancel action on the bill.

January 03, 2013 5:38 amLoading…
White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

White House threatens veto of GOP budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

December 19, 2012 9:36 amLoading…

George Will: Cultivating our bewitchment

Even Jonathan Swift, who said promises and pie crusts are made to be broken, might have marveled at the limited shelf life of Barack Obama’s promise of a “balanced” deficit-reduction plan — substantial spending cuts to accompany revenue increases. Obama made short shrift of that promise when…

December 05, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…
GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

GOP 'fiscal cliff' plan echoes failed budget talks

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2012 file photo shows House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and t…

December 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

White House to GOP: It's your move

WASHINGTON •  The White House says Republicans should come clean about how much they're willing to raise tax rates on the rich. Republicans counter that President Barack Obama's latest plan is a joke that avoids tough decisions on the nation's biggest entitlement programs, including Medicare.

December 03, 2012 4:00 amLoading…

Republicans' leverage on tax cuts for the rich

Did you think the election was going to end uncertainty over the future course of U.S. economic policy? Dream on. There are at least three ways the standoff over the “fiscal cliff” — the automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to start in January — could play out.

November 22, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Wall Street, Obama might bridge differences to face fiscal cliff

NEW YORK — There are growing signs that Wall Street is trying to mend its rocky relationship with a president who castigated them as “fat cats” and ushered through tough new regulations after the financial crisis.

November 15, 2012 6:11 amLoading…
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney, left, and vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his wife Janna, right, wave to supporters after Romney conceded the race during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7,…

November 07, 2012 1:53 amLoading…
Obama, Romney in final sprint to Election Day

Obama, Romney in final sprint to Election Day

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, is greeted by running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at the start of a rally, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Henderson, Nev. Fresh off the presidential debate in Florida, Romney and Ryan were making their first joint a…

October 23, 2012 8:03 pmLoading…
Analysis: Calm Romney pins hopes on momentum

Analysis: Calm Romney pins hopes on momentum

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney discuss a point during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

October 23, 2012 7:50 amLoading…
Analysis: Calm Romney pins hopes on momentum

Analysis: Calm Romney pins hopes on momentum

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney smile during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Pool-Rick Wilking)

October 23, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

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