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John Boehner on fiscal cliff negotiations: 'We're nowhere'

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House Speaker John Boehner politely lashed out at President Obama over fiscal negotiations on Sunday, saying that after three weeks of talks the White House has offered “virtually nothing” toward an agreement to avert the large round of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to take hold in January.

November 30, 2012

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Fiscal cliff negotiations between Congress and the White House have reached a standstill as both sides clash over spending cuts and tax increases. Also, the potential nomination of Susan Rice to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State has left Obama and Republicans at a political stalemate.  Joining Gwen: Gloria Borger, CNN; Michael Viqueira, NBC News; Susan Davis, USA Today.

 

Obama makes fresh demands on ‘fiscal cliff’

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President Obama offered Republicans a detailed plan Thursday for averting the year-end “fiscal cliff” that calls for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, $50 billion in fresh spending on the economy and an effective end to congressional control over the size of the national debt.

Obama tilts tax debate away from spending cuts

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President Obama surrounded himself with taxpayers on Wednesday to pitch his plan to preserve current rates for the middle class and raise them for the wealthy. A day before, he met with small-business owners for the same purpose. On Friday, he plans to fly to Pennsylvania to tour a factory to make the same point.

Holiday hysteria

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If there is one redeeming feature of the otherwise gutless and indolent sequestration process, it is the underappreciated component of hysteria.

The Backstory: Evolution of the Obama Presidency

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As President Obama prepares to take the oath of office for the second time, Gwen Ifill talks with Helene Cooper, White House Correspondent for The New York Times to get the backstory on how President Obama has grown and evolved during his first term, how the American public's perception of him has changed over time, and his interesting relationship with journalists.

 

 

What do Americans want from a Fiscal-Cliff deal?

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Congress is back in session and working on a solution for the looming fiscal cliff crisis [Photo: CNN]

With lawmakers getting down to business on a fiscal-cliff deal, interest groups are working overtime to tell the politicians what voters want them to do.

On ‘fiscal cliff,’ both sides lay groundwork for debate’s next phase

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Private talks between President Obama and top congressional leaders in search of a deal to avoid the year-end “fiscal cliff” are accelerating, officials said Monday, even as the president began ramping up pressure on Republicans to extend tax cuts for the middle class.

What happened to spending cuts?

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Are we any closer to a tax and fiscal cliff fix? CNBC's own Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood joins us now with all the details.

INFLUENCE GAME: Tax them, not us, groups say

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A big coalition of business groups says there must be give-and-take in the negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of massive tax increases and spending cuts. But raising tax rates — a White House priority — is out of the question, the group adds.