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Though liberals are scoffing, that's the threat from Grover Norquist, the anti-tax activist who has essentially been setting the GOP's tax policy
A partisan showdown is endangering an effort to extend a tax holiday for the middle class. But not everyone thinks that's a bad thing
Congress reached an 11th-hour deal to keep federal agencies running. But the horse-trading isn't over
Democrats and Republicans reach a risky impasse over a popular tax break. And the clock is ticking
Washington remains hyper-focused on slashing the deficit. But across the country, voters oppose even minor cuts to the federal government's largest programs
Republicans are easing up on their opposition to the Democrats' push to extend a tax break for 160 million Americans. What made the GOP blink?
A fight over unemployment insurance. Competing jobs bills. Averting a government shutdown. Clearly, Congress has one heck of a month in store
Sure, the super committee blew it. But maybe now Congress will finally do its job
Many in Washington emerge red-faced after failing to agree to any plan to cut the federal deficit. So why are some people smiling?
The super committee is going down in flames, says Paul Krugman in The New York Times. But eventually, voters will settle this feud
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