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113th Congress, going down in history for its inaction, has a critical December to-do list Reviewed by thevixi on . This Is Article About 113th Congress, going down in history for its inaction, has a critical December to-do list

The good news for Congress as it heads into the final workdays of the year is that, for the first time in five years, there are no edge-of-the-cliff December crises threatening to bring the country to its knees. The bad news is that whatever gets done in December will still be part of a year [...]

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113th Congress, going down in history for its inaction, has a critical December to-do list

The good news for Congress as it heads into the final workdays of the year is that, for the first time in five years, there are no edge-of-the-cliff December crises threatening to bring the country to its knees. The bad news is that whatever gets done in December will still be part of a year with record-low congressional accomplishment. From the confirmation of a new Federal Reserve chairman to the expiration of dairy pricing rules, House and Senate leaders head into the final month of 2013 with ... more→

White House Memo: A Sleeper Scandal Awakens for Obama, Post-Election

But a year ago, when the current Internal Revenue Service scandal that has swirled around Mr. Obama first emerged, Washington — and, apparently, the White House — shrugged. It was March 2012 and Tea Party groups around the country had been complaining for months of what they called an I.R.S. conspiracy to delay and disrupt their efforts to obtain tax-free status. A few Republicans in Congress expressed concern, sent letters to I.R.S. officials and scheduled a hearing. Reporters wrote a handful of articles about the ... more→

Boehner Declares Raising Tax Rates ‘Unacceptable’

Raising tax rates is "unacceptable" to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming "fiscal cliff" with the president and congressional Democrats, he told "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer today in an exclusive interview. "Raising tax rates is unacceptable," Boehner, R-Ohio, said in his first broadcast interview since the election Tuesday. "Frankly, it couldn't even pass the House. I'm not sure it could pass the Senate." That stance could set up a real showdown with the White House given that ... more→

Romney: Ryan and I “left everything on the field”

Saying goodbye to a nearly six-year run for the White House, Mitt Romney early Wednesday morning conceded the presidential race to President Obama, thanking a room full of disappointed supporters near his Boston, Mass., headquarters for their devotion to his failed bid. He and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., "left everything on the field," Romney said, adding "we have given our all to this campaign." "I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different ... more→

Obama re-embraces “hope” in victory speech

Applauding Mitt Romney's choice "to give back in public service and legacy" and vowing to work across the aisle with him in the weeks ahead, President Obama told a packed room at his Chicago victory rally that he returns to his second term in the White House "more determined and more inspired than ever about the future that lies ahead." "Whether I earned your vote or not," the president said early this morning in a glancing reference to Romney's now-infamous "47 percent" comment, "I have listened ... more→