A controversial Republican plan to let tax breaks expire on millionaires crashed to defeat Thursday when it failed to earn enough party support, leaving negotiations on averting the "fiscal cliff" up in the air.
US President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner dueled over the fiscal cliff Wednesday, and despite narrowing differences remained stubbornly at odds over how to avoid looming tax hikes and spending cuts.
President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner held surprise talks Thursday, as time ran short for hopes of a pre-Christmas deal to solve a fiscal crisis that could cause a recession.
Republican Mitt Romney raised $85.9 million in the final weeks of the White House race, his campaign said Thursday, bringing the total spent on the presidential election to a record $2 billion.
US President Barack Obama warned Republicans Tuesday there would be no deal on averting a potentially disastrous fiscal crisis without them caving in to his demand to raise tax rates on the rich.
US House Republicans, ruing a presidential election loss in which it failed to attract enough women and minorities, has picked leaders for the 19 committees in the upcoming Congress, and they are all white males.
Despite their funding deluge from wealthy donors, Republicans failed to overwhelm President Barack Obama and Democrats at the ballot box. So was throwing all that money at the 2012 election worth it?
US House Speaker John Boehner expressed confidence Thursday that he and his Republicans can work with President Barack Obama to hammer out a comprehensive deal on immigration.
Republicans offered newly re-elected President Barack Obama a short-term fix to the fiscal cliff Wednesday, but insisted they would not cave in to tax increases to boost revenues.
Democrats were projected to hold onto the Senate and Republicans were to retain the House of Representatives on Tuesday, raising the likely prospect of more partisan gridlock in a divided US Congress.
As the US candidates battle it out in the final weeks of the campaign another showdown looms, with the world's largest economy coasting towards a potentially disastrous "fiscal cliff."
Top Democrats accused Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney on Sunday of "cravenly" politicizing the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi to further his presidential ambitions.
In a win for President Barack Obama's Democrats, a judge in Pennsylvania ordered state officials Tuesday not to enforce a controversial voter ID law in the coming presidential election.
Barack Obama and his Republican foe Mitt Romney clash Wednesday in the first of a trio of debates, a test of nerve, temperament and presidential mettle before tens of millions of viewers.
Female Republican politicians look more feminine than their Democratic counterparts, according to a study published Thursday based on facial features of US women lawmakers.
US President Barack Obama is leading his Republican rival Mitt Romney by three points, even though many Americans remain dissatisfied with the situation in the country.
Republicans and Democrats alike came down hard on Mitt Romney Wednesday for an act of political opportunism when the White House hopeful said the Obama administration "sympathized" with attackers in Egypt.
Bill Clinton told Americans Wednesday he believed "with all my heart" that President Barack Obama saved the economy, had left them better off than four years ago and should be re-elected.
Republicans pinned America's "crushing" fiscal burden squarely on President Barack Obama on Tuesday after the national debt passed $16 trillion just before the Democratic National Convention opened.
US President Barack Obama accused Republican foe Mitt Romney on Sunday of failing to offer "a single new idea" and of being a relic of the last century as he revved up a pre-convention tour.
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