Fiscal Cliff

Breaking Ranks

Conservatives slam House GOP leadership for ceding ground to Democrats

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.

Democrats Ready
to March off the Cliff

GOP willing to negotiate but Democrats refuse

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.

Obama Wants to Spend More, More, More

Sessions: Obama is demanding $1 trillion in new spending

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.

Take the Lead

House GOP urges Obama to counter their offer

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.

Follow the Leader

GOP Leaders: POTUS must lead on fiscal cliff

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.