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Republicans scrap 'Plan B,' fiscal cliff deal elusive 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.
22 декабря 2012
US House Speaker John Boehner. ©REUTERS Obama, Boehner spar on fiscal cliff, deal may go to wire 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.
20 декабря 2012
Obama, Boehner meet in fiscal cliff talks 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.
14 декабря 2012
With Romney filing, 2012 election spending tops $2 bn 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.
07 декабря 2012
Obama to Republicans: raise taxes on rich or no deal 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.
05 декабря 2012
©REUTERS White men to head all committees in US House 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.
29 ноября 2012
Money flowed in for 2012 elections, but with little gain 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?
10 ноября 2012
Top Republican 'confident' of US immigration deal 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.
09 ноября 2012
Republicans lay down battle lines over fiscal cliff 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.
09 ноября 2012
Congress vote leaves US set for more gridlock 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.
07 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of teraint.com Political standoff has US on path to 'fiscal cliff' 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."
19 октября 2012
Obama team hits back hard at Romney over Libya 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.
15 октября 2012
©REUTERS US court blocks controversial voter ID law 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.
03 октября 2012
Americans set to measure Obama and Romney in key debate 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.
02 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of flickr.com Republican women more feminine than Democrats: study Female Republican politicians look more feminine than their Democratic counterparts, according to a study published Thursday based on facial features of US women lawmakers.
29 сентября 2012
Photo courtesy of woondu.com Obama holds three-point lead over Romney in new poll 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.
15 сентября 2012
Romney hit from all sides for Egypt attack remarks 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.
15 сентября 2012
Clinton believes in Obama 'with all my heart' 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.
06 сентября 2012
Republicans slam Obama as US debt tops $16 trillion 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.
05 сентября 2012
Obama: Romney has no 'single new idea' 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.
03 сентября 2012

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