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Obama lauds House vote on 'fiscal cliff'

Posted: 01/02/2013 - President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation's tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the "fiscal cliff" deal approved in Congress.

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Despite deal, taxes to rise for most Americans

Updated: 01/02/2013 - While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.

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NY lawmakers: House GOP scraps vote on Sandy aid

Posted: 01/02/2013 - Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said late Tuesday he was told by the office of Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia that Speaker John Boehner of Ohio had decided to abandon a vote this session.

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House will vote on Senate-passed 'cliff' bill

Posted: 01/02/2013 - A decision by the Republican-run House to amend the Senate-passed bill would have complicated prospects for final congressional passage of the measure.

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Dems want House vote on Senate-passed 'cliff' deal

Posted: 01/02/2013 - House Democratic leaders are pressing Speaker John Boehner to let the House vote on the Senate-approved bipartisan compromise that would avert much of the impact of the so-called fiscal cliff.

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Bill to avert fiscal cliff heads to House

Posted: 01/01/2013 - The measure cleared the Senate on an 89-8 vote early Tuesday, hours after Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky sealed a deal.

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Obama: Senate fiscal cliff bill 'the right thing'

Posted: 01/01/2013 - President Barack Obama says the "fiscal cliff" agreement reached by the Senate is "the right thing to do for our country" and is encouraging the House to "pass it without delay."

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Deal will prevent spike in milk prices

Posted: 01/01/2013 - A potential doubling of milk prices will be averted as part of the compromise that White House and congressional bargainers reached on wide-ranging legislation to avert the "fiscal cliff."

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Intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

Posted: 01/01/2013 - A Senate report has found that the White House did not make major changes in the talking points that administration officials used after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya

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Clinton receiving blood thinners to dissolve clot

Posted: 01/01/2013 - Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot in her head said blood thinners are being used to dissolve the clot and they are confident she will make a full recovery.

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Illinois Sen. Kirk to return a year after stroke

Posted: 01/01/2013 - Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 steps to the Senate's front door this week

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'Fiscal cliff' disputes remain as deadline nears

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke repeatedly Sunday to Vice President Joe Biden, a former Senate colleague, in hopes of settling remaining differences and clinching a breakthrough

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Obama wants gun violence measures passed in 2013

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Recalling the shooting rampage that killed 20 first graders as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama pledged to put his "full weight" behind legislation aimed at preventing gun violence.

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Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is under observation at a New York hospital after being treated for a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

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Obama signs renewal of foreign surveillance law

Posted: 12/31/2012 - The warrantless intercept program would have expired at the end of 2012 without the president's approval. The renewal bill won final passage in the Senate on Friday.

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Deal could prevent spike in milk prices

Updated: 12/31/2012 - The leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October.

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GOP governors walk balance beam on health law

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Both Republican governors face re-election in states that Obama won twice, Christie in 2013 and Scott in 2014. And both will encounter well-financed Democrats.

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US troops sent to aid African diplomat evacuation

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Obama informed congressional leaders of Thursday's deployment in a letter Saturday citing a "deteriorating security situation" in the Central African Republic.

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