Fiscal Cliff Notes

Budget Battle Guide: This Time May Be for Real

10:41 AM, Feb 27, 2013

America's leaders have threatened to shut the government down, drive it over a cliff and bounce it off the ceiling. Now they're ready to smack it with a "sequester." And it sounds like they mean it this time.

Boehner: Revenue Debate is 'Closed'

3:44 PM, Feb 19, 2013

John Boehner is responding to the latest salvo from President Barack Obama, who today warned that the jobs of essential government workers are on the line because Republicans are unwilling to raise taxes to reduce deficits.

Chambliss Says He'll Be a 'Junkyard Dog' in Spending Debate

3:45 PM, Jan 4, 2013

Sen. Saxby Chambliss had a warning Friday for President Barack Obama about the political fight over the budget.

Pork-Barrel Projects Make It Into Fiscal Cliff Legislation

5:07 PM, Jan 3, 2013

In the wake of the fiscal cliff legislation that moved rapidly through Congress over the past few days, US News & World Report took a look at what other elements were in the $4 billion bill.

McMahon: Two Month Delay Brings New Sequestration Effects

12:03 PM, Jan 3, 2013

Although Congress gave themselves 60 more days to discuss the debt ceiling, Major General Robert McMahon says that could cause more problems if they don't come to an agreement.

Moody's Pressures Congress to Deal With Deficit

5:17 PM, Jan 2, 2013

Moody's Investors Service says Congress must go beyond its deal this week and come up with a plan to shrink the budget deficit if it wants to keep the U.S. government's top credit rating.

Obama in Hawaii, Fiscal Cliff Standoff Behind Him

1:28 PM, Jan 2, 2013

President Barack Obama is back in Hawaii for vacation after a tense, end-of-the-new-year standoff with Congress over the fiscal cliff.

Rep. Scott: the Fiscal Fight Is Not Over

1:24 PM, Jan 2, 2013

A fight over taxes and spending is not over despite the House vote on the fiscal cliff late Tuesday, according to Congressman Austin Scott.

Stock Futures Jump Sharply Higher on Budget Deal

9:25 AM, Jan 2, 2013

Dow Jones industrial futures are up 178 points to 13,205. The broader S&P futures have added 22.7 points to 1,442.80. Nasdaq futures are up 44.25 points to 2,699.50.

'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Passes Congress

8:20 AM, Jan 2, 2013

President Obama lauded the vote, saying it averts a series of tax hikes and spending cuts that could have plunged the nation back into recession.

Fiscal Cliff: How Central Georgia's Congress Members Voted

8:19 AM, Jan 2, 2013

Three Central Georgia members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted no, while Democrat Sanford Bishop kept in step with party.

Short-Term Costs of 'Cliff' Deal Might Slow Recovery

8:11 AM, Jan 2, 2013

U.S. Rep. Barrow Explains his Fiscal Cliff Vote

11:53 PM, Jan 1, 2013

Barrow wrote he could not support the plan that he said, does nothing to address the debt or make necessary spending cuts.

Congressman Broun Says Senate 'Sold Out' Americans

9:15 PM, Jan 1, 2013

In an exclusive New Years' Day interview with 13WMAZ, Central Georgia congressman Paul Broun blasted the bipartisan bill to avert the fiscal cliff passed by the Senate.

Fiscal Cliff Deal Meets Resistance in House GOP

4:31 PM, Jan 1, 2013

Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor told reporters after a two-hour closed-door meeting Tuesday with his GOP lawmakers that he did not support the bill.

House Lawmakers Huddle Privately on Tax Deal

1:36 PM, Jan 1, 2013

Shortly after the Senate vote, President Obama said, "While neither Democrats nor Republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do for our country and the House should pass it without delay."

Chambliss, Isakson Defend Votes for 'Cliff' Deal

9:24 AM, Jan 1, 2013

The senators, both Republicans, both said President Obama and Congress need to get serious now about spending cuts, including trimming entitlements.

Highlights of the Senate 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill

8:10 AM, Jan 1, 2013

Senate Dem. Aide: White House and GOP Reach Fiscal Cliff Deal

9:50 PM, Dec 31, 2012

The news comes after congressional leaders said no votes would happen tonight on a fiscal cliff compromise.

Congress Misses Midnight Deadline on Fiscal Cliff

5:31 PM, Dec 31, 2012

The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

Obama: Fiscal Cliff Deal 'Within Sight'

5:24 PM, Dec 31, 2012

Obama says deal to avert fiscal cliff is 'within sight' but not done yet.

Talks on Fiscal Cliff Stall; No Votes Sunday

7:27 PM, Dec 30, 2012

Negotiations stalled Sunday on Capitol Hill where Senate leaders are trying to find a compromise to avert year-end tax hikes and spending cuts.

Obama: Pressure on Congress to Produce Deal

2:17 PM, Dec 30, 2012

Congress reconvenes today. Bipartisan Senate leaders have been trying to reach a budget deal to avert the Fiscal Cliff.

Boehner Blasts Obama Sunday TV Comments

1:25 PM, Dec 30, 2012

Says "Americans elected President Obama to lead, not cast blame."

Obama: Congress Must Meet Fiscal-Cliff Deadline

6:27 PM, Dec 29, 2012

Obama spoke as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders work this weekend on a deal.

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