A deal has been reached on the fiscal cliff, and for the first time in two decades taxes are being raised on the wealthy. During the fight, President Obama forced the Republicans to raise taxes on those earning more than 400 thousand dollars a year... watch
The compromise over the fiscal cliff is causing a fight within the Republican party. Speaker John Boehner finds himself at the center of the battle, and faces a vote Thursday to see if he keeps his job as speaker. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Nia... watch
60 billion dollars in relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy was tabled after Speaker John Boehner cancelled a vote on the bill. New Jersey governor Chris Christie came out with a massive attack and blamed Boehner and the Republicans for playing... watch
Some on the right were accusing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of using illness to avoid testifying about Benghazi, and are now refusing to apologize after she was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a blood clot. Rev. Al Sharpton explains. watch
In a video released Wednesday, President Obama explained some of the battles ahead in the new year. Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post, and Dr. James Patterson of Lehigh University discuss how some of the fights may play out. watch
From snickering about "immaculate concussion" to skeptically bemoaning the "Benghazi flu," Clinton's critics have had a lot of disregard and very little concern for the secretary of state's health since a concussion forced her to delay testimony on the Benghazi attacks.
Clinton had been at New York's Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday where she had been under close watch by doctors who had discovered a blood clot between her brain and skull found during a follow-up MRI. read more
In a move angering some within their own party, House Republicans reneged late last night on their promise to take up a multi-billion dollar spending bill to provide aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The bill would have provided $60 billion in relief to areas heavily impacted by the October storm.
A spokesman for Speaker Boehner said in a statement: "The Speaker is committed to getting this bill passed this month." But that reassurance was not enough for many in his own party. read more
This was not supposed to have been an easy year for U.S. liberals. After the Tea Party wave of 2010 and the unprecedented flood of money brought in by the Citizens United ruling, the deck was stacked against many on the left. But liberals fought back and won: this was the year of resilience. read more
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry join PoliticsNation to react to the president’s remarks about the fiscal cliff negotiations and whether or not a deal can be made by Monday’s deadline. watch
President Obama is "modestly optimistic" that an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff can be reached before the budget deadline hits on January 1.
Obama gave brief remarks in a press conference after meeting with House and Senate leaders from both parties which he called constructive, announcing that he's tasked Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell with devising a bipartisan plan that could be passed by both chambers of Congress.
He pressed the importance of that deal. "I still want to get this done," he said, stressing the impact it would have on families and businesses. read more