December 3, 2012 Mitt Romney may have lost the election, but the tax policy he floated is sticking with congressional Republicans. Rather than raising rates, the GOP would prefer to shrink or eliminate deductions. So what would that do to the deficit — and to the middle class?
December 2, 2012 Despite differences with Republicans on spending cuts and revenue increases, the treasury secretary said the two sides were "moving closer together" on a solution for deficit reduction. House Speaker John Boehner said he did not share that optimistic assessment.end-of-year deadline
December 2, 2012 The rules adopted by House GOP leaders in recent years are leaving Speaker John Boehner little room to maneuver. To reach an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, he may have to break at least one of them, analysts say.
December 1, 2012 The most effective civil rights law in U.S. history faces its most serious challenge yet as the Supreme Court prepares to re-examine its constitutionality.
December 1, 2012 Every student of Washington knows the Senate has become the definition of a legislative graveyard, in part because of the frequency with which the minority party invokes its right to filibuster legislation and nominations. The Senate majority leader may push to change that — which could make matters worse.