House Passes "Fiscal Cliff" Deal To Raise Taxes On Wealthy Americans
It's the "largest tax cut in American history"—unless you make over $400,000.
Updated: Jan 2, 2013 9:35 AM
Good Work, Internet: SOPA, PIPA Postponed (Dead) For Now
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Tweeted, "In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday's vote on the PROTECT IP Act #PIPA."
Updated: Jan 20, 2012 12:32 PM
Debt-Ceiling Deal Close As Foreign Markets Warn Of Pants-Crapping
Reid has approved of an agreement signaled earlier today by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that would cut the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion and raise the debt-ceiling limit through 2013.
Updated: Aug 1, 2011 9:22 AM
Congress Continues To Suck, As Life Imitates
The West Wing
Senator Mitch McConnell told reporters this afternoon that a default on U.S. debt "is not going to happen," and that he's "confident and optimistic" of an "agreement within the very near future."
Updated: Jul 30, 2011 7:08 PM
John Boehner Hopes Ben Affleck Will Save Country From Default, GOP From Mutiny
In a closed-door meeting with his caucus this morning, Boehner ordered his far-right colleagues who have resisted any increase in the debt ceiling to "get your ass in line" behind his proposed bill.
Updated: Jul 27, 2011 6:30 PM
GOP Willing To Screw Entire Universe For Rich People
Speaker Boehner said, "In the end, we couldn't connect. Not because of different personalities, but because of different visions for our country."
Updated: Jul 23, 2011 8:37 PM
Government Averts Shutdown With $38 Billion In Budget Cuts
With just over an hour before the midnight deadline, Republicans and Democrats
Updated: Apr 9, 2011 9:17 AM
Dream Act, DADT Senate Votes Blocked By GOP Filibuster
The Senate is where good things go to die, but the
Updated: Dec 10, 2010 3:53 PM
As 9/11 Health Vote Approaches, Another Cop Dies
As the 9/11 Health and Compensation act comes closer to cloture
Updated: Dec 6, 2010 2:43 PM
Reid Calls Gillibrand The "Hottest Member" Of Senate
Last night, Mayor Bloomberg held a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader
Updated: Sep 21, 2010 11:17 AM
Update: Gillibrand's Likely Foe Says He No Longer Opposes Gay Marriage
Update Below: In another sign that he's serious about challenging Sen.
Updated: Jan 11, 2010 6:09 PM
Paterson: Reid's Obama Comment Reprehensible
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is bailing water after remarks he
Updated: Jan 11, 2010 3:53 PM
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