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ABC News EXCLUSIVE: President Obama Predicts GOP Will Cave on Taxes

ABC News EXCLUSIVE: President Obama Predicts GOP Will Cave on Taxes

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — As the clock ticks toward a tax hike on all Americans in 20 days, President Obama predicted Republicans would join Democrats to extend current rates for 98 percent of earners before the end of the…

Obama Visits Detroit Truck Maker as ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Looms

Obama Visits Detroit Truck Maker as ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Looms

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(DETROIT) — With the “fiscal cliff” 21 days away, President Obama on Monday takes his second-term economic agenda on the road to the Motor City, pitching higher taxes on the wealthy and greater investment in U….

Boehner, Obama Meet Face-to-Face on Fiscal Cliff

Boehner, Obama Meet Face-to-Face on Fiscal Cliff

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the first time in more than three weeks, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met face-to-face on Sunday at the White House to talk about avoiding the “fiscal cliff.”White House Principal Deputy…

Sen. Tom Coburn: I’m Willing to Accept Tax Increases

Sen. Tom Coburn: I’m Willing to Accept Tax Increases

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Republican Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week” that he is willing to accept tax rate increases as a component of a fiscal cliff deal, as long as Democrats put “significant entitle…

Sen. Tom Coburn: I’m Willing to Accept Tax Increases

Sen. Tom Coburn: I’m Willing to Accept Tax Increases

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Republican Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week” that he is willing to accept tax rate increases as a component of a fiscal cliff deal, as long as Democrats put “significant entitle…

What Is Paul Ryan’s Role During the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations?

What Is Paul Ryan’s Role During the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations?

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After 88 days in the spotlight as Mitt Romney’s VP pick, Paul Ryan has stepped into the shadows (specifically, hometown Janesville, Wisc.) for the five-day House break – but that doesn’t mean he’s not …

Vice President Joe Biden: Tax Deal Can Be Done in a Snap

Vice President Joe Biden: Tax Deal Can Be Done in a Snap

ABC News(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Vice President Joe Biden took seven middle-class taxpayers to lunch at a diner in suburban northern Virginia Friday, highlighting their concern about the looming tax hike that could hit at the end of the month.“This is…

Federal Agencies Brace for Deep Cuts Post-’Cliff’

Federal Agencies Brace for Deep Cuts Post-’Cliff’

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — With the “fiscal cliff” quickly approaching, federal agencies are stepping up preparations for deep automatic budget cuts that will kick in Jan. 2 unless the White House and Congress can reach a d…

Sen. McConnell to Use Debt Ceiling as Leverage in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

Sen. McConnell to Use Debt Ceiling as Leverage in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is accusing President Obama of wanting to “spend to his heart’s content.”That’s why the Kentucky Republican said on Thursday that he and other GOP lawmakers are planning to…

Hopes to Avoid Fiscal Cliff: Grim and Grimmer

Hopes to Avoid Fiscal Cliff: Grim and Grimmer

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The good news:  They finally started talking again.The bad news:  The talks went nowhere.  Maybe even backwards.After a week-long hiatus, talks between senior aides to the president and the speaker of the…

Chill Hits ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

Chill Hits ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A chill has descended on Washington, D.C., just in time for Thursday night’s lighting of the National Christmas Tree.President Obama will preside over an evening festival of star-studded carols and sparkling di…

Geithner: White House ‘Absolutely’ Willing to Go Off ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Geithner: White House ‘Absolutely’ Willing to Go Off ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday said the Obama administration is “absolutely” prepared to go off the looming “fiscal cliff” if Republicans do not agree to …

Sen. Bernie Sanders Calls on Dems to Reject Entitlement Cuts

Sen. Bernie Sanders Calls on Dems to Reject Entitlement Cuts

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Entitlement reform may offer an area of compromise on the “fiscal cliff,” but Bernie Sanders is having none of it.The independent Vermont senator, who has described himself as a “democratic socialist…

Poll: Most Would Place Blame on GOP if US Goes over Fiscal Cliff

Poll: Most Would Place Blame on GOP if US Goes over Fiscal Cliff

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the court of public opinion, most Americans would pin the blame on Republican lawmakers if the country goes over the fiscal cliff.A new survey by the Pew Research Center that concluded last Sunday found that 53 perce…

Obama to Address Raising Debt Ceiling as Part of ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal

Obama to Address Raising Debt Ceiling as Part of ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In remarks at the Business Roundtable on Wednesday, President Obama for the first time will highlight the need to raise the debt ceiling as part of a “fiscal cliff” deal. “The president will highlight why it would …

No Holiday Photo for Boehner, Obama as ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Stand-off Persists

No Holiday Photo for Boehner, Obama as ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Stand-off Persists

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the fiscal cliff stand-off heats up, are things getting especially frosty between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner?Boehner came to the White House Monday night for Obama’s annual holiday …

Congress Gets Low Ethics Rating as ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Looms

Congress Gets Low Ethics Rating as ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Looms

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Americans rate only car salespeople below Congress in terms of honesty and ethics.Just one in 10 Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of lawmakers as high or very high, according to a Gallup poll …

John Boehner on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks: ‘You Can’t Be Serious’

John Boehner on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks: ‘You Can’t Be Serious’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and his White House team appear to have drawn a line in the sand in talks with House Republicans on the “fiscal cliff.”Tax rates on the wealthy are going up, the only question is how much?”Those rat…

John Boehner, Timothy Geithner Report Little Progress on ‘Fiscal Cliff’

John Boehner, Timothy Geithner Report Little Progress on ‘Fiscal Cliff’

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Negotiations between Congress and the White House over the “fiscal cliff” may be continuing in private this weekend, but on television airwaves the top Republican on Capitol Hill reported talks are …

Could Outgoing Republicans Hold Keys to ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

Could Outgoing Republicans Hold Keys to ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

Mary Bono Mack. U.S. Congress(WASHINGTON) — The outlook for reaching some sort of bipartisan agreement on the so-called “fiscal cliff” before the Dec. 31 deadline is looking increasingly grim. Shortly after noon Friday, House Speaker John…

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