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Fiscal fight a fairness step forward

Fiscal fight a fairness step forward

01/02/13 07:00PM

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

Compromise threatening to tear GOP apart

Compromise threatening to tear GOP apart

01/02/13 07:00PM

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

Christie unleashes on Boehner as Sandy aid...

Christie unleashes on Boehner as Sandy aid stalls

01/02/13 07:00PM

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

Right-wing not apologizing for Clinton...

Right-wing not apologizing for Clinton conspiracy

01/02/13 07:00PM

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

The fight ahead in 2013

The fight ahead in 2013

01/02/13 07:00PM

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

The fight is just beginning

The fight is just beginning

01/02/13 07:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on the hard-fought battles of the past year and explains why the fight is only just beginning, and what is at stake in the new year. watch

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton transferring  buildings at New York Presbyterian Hospital with husband, Bill and daughter, Chelsea Wednesday afternoon prior to being released. (Photo by Joshua Lott/REUTERS)

Where's the apology? Silence from the right on Hillary's illness

01/02/13 05:33PM

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

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., left, joined by other New York area-lawmakers affected by Superstorm Sandy, express their anger and disappointment after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without...

Bipartisan outrage as House GOP refuses to vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims

01/02/13 08:40AM

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

Supporters cheer at the end of President Barack Obama remarks during an election night party, early Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (Photo by Matt Rourke/AP)

For liberals, 2012 was the year of resilience

12/28/12 09:40PM

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

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington after meeting with Congressional leaders regarding the fiscal cliff, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

'Modestly optimistic'--despite 'mind-boggling' dysfunction

12/28/12 06:29PM

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

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