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PBS Newshour: Should Lawmakers and White House Have Been Warned of Petraeus Investigation?

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When the Petraeus news hit, congressional leaders bemoaned not being notified beforehand. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Harman, former ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and former Justice Department official Matthew Miller about when and if Congress and the president should be briefed on such investigations.

 

Petraeus will testify behind closed doors on Benghazi

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Obama to open talks with $1.6 trillion plan to raise taxes on corporations, wealthy

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President Obama is taking a hard line with congressional Republicans heading into negotiations over the year-end “fiscal cliff,” making no opening concessions and calling for far more in new taxes than Republicans have so far been willing to consider.

Obama vows firm stance on deficit-reduction plan

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President Obama reassured leaders of labor and progressive groups on Tuesday that he will not yield to Congressional Republicans and extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans as he negotiates for a deficit-reduction plan to avoid looming tax increases and spending cuts.

The fiscal cliff: Will Obama, Congress cut budget deal?

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Five people will gather Friday inside the White House to begin making decisions that could affect the pocketbooks of 315 million Americans.

Through Post-Election Fog, a Fiscal Cliff Looms

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WSJ reporters look ahead to the immediate challenges for Barack Obama's second term, including the approaching fiscal cliff and the likely way Congress will solve it.

In Debt Talks, Obama Is Ready to Go Beyond Beltway

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President Obama, emboldened by his decisive re-election and lessons learned over four years in office, is looking to the renewal of budget talks with Republicans this week as a second chance to take command of the nation’s policy debates and finally fulfill his promise to end gridlock in Washington, associates say.

On edge of brutal ‘fiscal cliff,’ some see an opportunity to end debt paralysis

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Two years ago this month, the leaders of a presidential commission rolled out a startling plan to dig the nation out of debt. After decades of profligacy, they said, Washington must tell people to work longer, pay higher taxes and expect less in retirement.

Deficit Deal Stalemate

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Newly re-elected, President Obama has to find a way to get a divided Congress to reach an agreement to prevent a fiscal crisis or risk pushing the country into recession. We look in the vault to November 2011 when the supercommittee failed to reach a budget deal affecting national politics and the economy.

Watch the full show from November 25, 2011 here

The Obama Victory – The Good, The Bad and the Potentially Ugly

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Late into the evening on election night, as we were waiting for Mitt Romney to concede and President Obama to accept victory, striking images began dominating our television screens.

One moment we saw the Romney crowd in Boston, some of them leaning on each other as if for support –- most of them white, many of them older, all of them apparently quite depressed.

Then in a flash, we saw the Obama crowd in Chicago, dancing, smiling and –- strikingly –- full of young, often brown faces, all of them quite jubilant.