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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C.

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C.

Norquist: ‘End of the Grand Bargain’

Democrats, chafing at the “choke collar” on their appropriators, are yielding their desire to raise taxes to their thirst for bigger spending, says one of the capital’s leading anti-tax activists. The budget deal at hand — approved overwhelmingly by the...

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House Republican leaders are struggling to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at month's end after delaying a vote on a spending plan opposed by dozens of their caucus members.

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House Republican leaders are struggling to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at month's end after delaying a vote on a spending plan opposed by dozens of their caucus members.

Countdown to Shutdown: 7 Days

Updated at 9:20, 10, 11:15 am and 4 pm EDT with Sam Kussin-Shoptaw reporting from the Senate “I intend to speak in support of defunding Obama-care until I am no longer able to stand. To do everything that I can...

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Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner enters a press conference where he spoke about the fiscal cliff.

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Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner enters a press conference where he spoke about the fiscal cliff.

Obama-Boehner Talks: 5.0

House Speaker John Boehner, after several conversations with President Barack Obama either in person or by telephone, has gone to the White House again today. With a Dec. 31 deadline for averting a pileup of automatic tax increases and spending...

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House Speaker John Boehner addresses the media outside the White House on Nov. 16, 2012, following a meeting with President Barack Obama. Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

House Speaker John Boehner addresses the media outside the White House on Nov. 16, 2012, following a meeting with President Barack Obama. Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo

Congressional Leaders Optimistic About Averting `Fiscal Cliff’

Updated with White House comments at 12:50 pm EST: Congressional leaders emerged from talks with President Barack Obama at the White House this morning voicing confidence in solving the budgetary and tax questions needed to avert a “fiscal cliff” before...

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