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John Boehner, under fire for delaying relief action, sets vote for...

The House is headed for a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims after House Speaker John Boehner mollified Republicans from New York and...

Gov. Christie nails Republicans for failure to provide aid to hurricane...

Gov. Chris Christie's blunt talk has long been one of his hallmarks. But Christie, who has verbally tangled with many, showed Wednesday he's willing to...

Eric Cantor: A Republican in dire need of an ass-whipping

It's a good thing I no longer work on Capitol Hill, where I toiled for three different Congressmen from 1981 - 87. If I still...

House Republicans throw monkey wrench into effort to avoid fiscal cliff

Emergency legislation to avoid the economy-threatening fiscal cliff ran into vehement New Year's Day opposition from House Republicans, casting doubt on the divided government's...

Stuborn disputes delay hopes for deal to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

The White House and Senate Republicans sorted through stubborn disputes over taxing the wealthy and cutting the budget to pay for Democratic spending proposals...

Any deal will fall way short of expectations

Whether negotiated in a rush before the new year or left for early January, the fiscal deal President Barack Obama and Congress cobble together...

Over the fiscal cliff: A hard of soft landing?

Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were still in disarray as lawmakers returned to the Capitol to confront...

Last-minute Senate talks to avert fiscal disaster

Senate leaders groped for a last-minute compromise Saturday to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly prevent deep spending cuts at the dawn of the...

For Senate, a ‘mission impossible’ from Obama?

Following a Friday meeting with congressional leaders, an impatient and annoyed President Barack Obama said it was "mind boggling" that Congress has been unable...

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...