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Jun 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM PDT
Republicans are calling it "Taxmageddon," the big tax increase awaiting nearly every American family at the end of the year, when a long list of tax cuts is scheduled to expire unless Congress acts.
Mar 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM PDT
Under the bill, workers would continue to receive a 2 percentage point increase in their paychecks, and people out of work for more than six months would keep jobless benefits averaging about $300 a week, steps that Obama says will help support the...
Feb 18, 2012 at 12:05 PM PDT
The $143 billion payroll tax cut won by President Barack Obama may be the last significant measure he receives from a deeply divided Congress that promises to only get more polarized as Election Day approaches.
Dec 15, 2011 at 1:42 PM PDT
Congressional negotiators reached agreement Thursday on a compromise spending bill to avert a weekend federal shutdown.
Oct 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM PDT
Shifting consumer fashions and financial crises in places where port has always sold well have crunched earnings and cast a cloud over the trade's future.
Sep 8, 2011 at 3:42 PM PDT
In excerpts released by the White House ahead of the president's speech to a joint session of Congress, Obama said the U.S faces a weighty question: whether elected officials will meet their responsibilities the same way regular Americans do.
Jul 20, 2011 at 12:27 AM PDT
The House has 240 Republicans. But 38 have signed a pledge to oppose any debt ceiling increase unless it is accompanied by a constitutional amendment to balance the budget, which is politically unachievable.
Jun 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM PDT
Challenging presidential power, a defiant U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Friday to deny President Barack Obama the authority to wage war against Libya.
May 19, 2011 at 2:19 PM PDT
Oregon state senators unanimously passed a measure Wednesday urging Congress to continue federal funding to "timber counties" such as Curry County.
Mar 22, 2011 at 12:48 AM PDT
Seeking to link his Latin American tour to job growth back home, President Barack Obama said Saturday the U.S. was eager to sell its goods and services to economically booming Brazil's growing middle class
Mar 11, 2011 at 3:40 PM PDT
Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds of people, turned the coast into a swampy wasteland.
Mar 7, 2011 at 5:55 PM PDT
U.S. Rep. David Wu said Monday public concerns about his conduct and mental health are legitimate, but he also said he can and is doing his job.
Jan 28, 2011 at 2:43 PM PDT
Mubarak says he will press ahead with social, economic and political reforms. He calls anti-government protests part of plot to destabilize Egypt and destroy the legitimacy of his regime.
Jan 28, 2011 at 10:44 AM PDT
Facing a popular uprising, Egypt's president fired his Cabinet early Saturday after protesters engulfed his country in chaos - battling police with stones and firebombs, burning down the ruling party headquarters and defying a night curfew enforced by the army.
Jan 28, 2011 at 10:37 AM PDT
"I can't believe our own police, our own government would keep beating up on us like this," said Cairo protester Ahmad Salah, 26. Others were praying on the streets after nightfall.