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After Super-Committee Failure, Congress to Scramble on Year-End Work

When the super committee announced its failure to reach an agreement on Monday, it jump-started what is sure to be a nasty fight over billions of dollars in legislative business that was left on the back burner during the panel's secret deliberations.

(RELATED: Super Committee Goes Out With a Whimper)

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 9:40pm

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, but Strongest Weapon Remains Unused

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a sweeping new set of sanctions against Iran, but the White House held off on directly targeting Iran’s central bank, a hard-hitting move that would damage Iran’s economy but risk sending global oil prices skyrocketing and sparking potentially violent Iranian retaliation.

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 9:40pm

Pointing Fingers: Who's Blaming Whom in the Super Committee?—PICTURES

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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 9:40pm

Statement From Cochairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

Below is a statement from the Cochairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction:

Today, the Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Representative Jeb Hensarling and Senator Patty Murray, released the following statement.

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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 9:40pm

Obama: 'I Will Veto Any Effort' to Undo Automatic Cuts

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SUPER COMMITTEE Super Committee Failure Won’t Hurt the Economy for Another Year

CARTOONSCan Congress Change Its Ways?

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:40pm

Both Sides of GOP Still Bouncing

It might be a blip, but the latest CNN/ORC national poll out this afternoon shows a new reason for more of Mitt Romney's hair to turn gray.

Overall, the survey showed Newt Gingrich edging past Romney to lead the field overall, with 24 percent compared to 20 percent for the former Massachusetts governor. That makes Gingrich the sixth GOP contender to lead a CNN/ORC poll this year - a level of volatility unmatched in any Republican presidential race since 1964.

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:40pm

Pointing Fingers: Who's Blaming Who in the Super Committee?

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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:40pm

Statement from Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

Below is a statement from the Cochairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction:

Today, the Co-Chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Representative Jeb Hensarling and Senator Patty Murray, released the following statement.

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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:40pm

Super-Committee Failure Forecasts Sequester Fight

The super committee’s failure to come up with $1.2 trillion in deficit-reduction measures has paved the way for an election-year battle by Republicans to rewrite the sequester rules and protect defense spending in the face of a White House veto threat.

House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., a vocal opponent to the sequester from the onset, said on Monday that he will introduce legislation in the coming days to prevent the cuts from taking effect in their current form.

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:40pm

Super Committee Fails to Reach Deficit Agreement

The bipartisan congressional committee tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction announced on Monday it cannot reach agreement by the Wednesday deadline, a stark if not unexpected admission that its efforts have ended in failure.

Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 7:40pm