House GOP leaders face an uphill climb in their search for 218 votes to pass a bill designed to reestablish leverage in negotiations with the White House.
The office of Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is threatening to place a hold on former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, should he be nominated for the post of Secretary of Defense.
House GOP leadership will try to implement its so-called “Plan B” for the fiscal cliff on Thursday despite repeated veto threats from the White House, protests from Senate Democrats, and vocal opposition from conservative groups.
Democratic Party leaders on Tuesday signaled a willingness to accept an adjustment to Social Security benefits that New York Times’ columnist and amateur psychohistorian Paul Krugman has called “cruel and stupid.”
Negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff entered a critical stage this week as the outlines of a potential compromise began to materialize.
Conservative lawmakers on Wednesday expressed their displeasure at the ongoing talks over the so-called fiscal cliff and offered only lukewarm support for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), who is trying to negotiate a deal with President Barack Obama before the end of the year.
A potential deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff could be undermined by the Democratic Party’s refusal to come to terms with the unsustainability of federal entitlement programs, or to even acknowledge that the government is spending too much.
President Barack Obama is demanding more than $1 trillion in new spending as part of a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, according to a top Republican Senator.
House Republicans on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to take the lead in negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff, as talks appear to have broken down.
Republicans are willing to work with the White House to negotiate a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff but House leaders insisted the president must play a leading role.