Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Hours from ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Washington Still Awaits Deal
December 31st, 2012

The U.S. Congress comes back on Monday without a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” and only a few hours of actual legislative time scheduled in which to act if an agreement materializes.

President Obama: ‘Modestly Optimistic’ Fiscal Cliff Deal Can be Reached
December 28th, 2012

President Barack Obama held out hope for a last-minute agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of tax increases and spending cuts after a meeting with congressional leaders, scolding Congress for leaving the problem unresolved until the eleventh hour.

The White House Urges Republicans Not to block ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal
December 26th, 2012

The White House on Wednesday urged congressional Republicans not to stand in the way of a resolution in the U.S. Congress.

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Talks Turn Sour, President Obama Threatens Veto
December 19th, 2012

As a set deadline nears, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives poposed their own “fiscal cliff” plan that muddles negotiations with the White House considering tax rates and spending cuts.

House Republicans to Vote on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill Thursday
December 18th, 2012

After important concessions in recent days from both President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, Republicans moved to increase pressure on the Democrats by vowing to vote in the House on a “Plan B” back-up measure that would largely disregard the progress made so far.

Obama and Boehner Hold ‘Frank’ Meeting Amid ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Frustration
December 14th, 2012

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met on Thursday to discuss one more time impending tax hikes and spending cuts, nut nothing significant was offered.

President Obama Firm on ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Amid Republican Disarray
December 4th, 2012

Republicans and Democrats held “fiscal cliff” negotiations on Wednesday, but neither compromises nor solutions were reached.

Fiscal Cliff Talks: Progress Quietly Begins As Both Sides Make Opening Bids
December 3rd, 2012

Buried in the stories and slightly visible behind the public posturing, signs are emerging that a deal considering ‘fiscal cliff’ is possible.

Timothy Geithner: Republicans will Agree to Tax Hikes on Super Rich
December 2nd, 2012

In a series of taped interviews for the Sunday political shows, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner blamed the GOP for the impasse.