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Last minute stab at ‘fiscal cliff” averting deal may be too...

Amid partisan bluster, top members of Congress and President Barack Obama were holding out slim hopes for a limited fiscal deal before the new...

Republicans will have to live with a tax increase, no matter...

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are resigned to seeing some sort of income tax increase in legislation to avoid a "fiscal cliff,"...

No deal in sight as ‘fiscal cliff’ deadline nears

Lawmakers are engaged in a playground game of "who goes first," daring each political party to let the year end without resolving a Jan....

Consumer confidence hits four-month low in December

Consumer confidence fell to a four-month low in December as a looming budget crisis sapped what had been a growing sense of optimism about...

All sides are at fault in the ‘fiscal’ clifff’ mess

Publisher Doug Thompson returns to his column after a motorcycle accident nearly three months ago that almost killed him. Look at what he has to say about the mess in Washington that he found on his return.

‘Fiscal cliff’ deadlockers heading back for last minute effort

Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Christmas break....

Smaller crowd expected at Obama’s second inauguration

Visitors coming to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration can't stay in the one place President Ronald Reagan's family once called...

Going over the ‘fiscal cliff:’ How hard will we land?

Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Christmas break....

Gun enthusiasts flock to shows to buy new arms

Gun enthusiasts thronged to shows around the country on Saturday to buy assault weapons they fear will soon be outlawed after a massacre of...

Failure on ‘fiscal cliff’ issue could sink John Boehner

John Boehner is a bloodied House speaker following the startling setback that his own fractious Republican troops dealt him in their "fiscal cliff" struggle...