A serious split Thursday night among House Republicans in Congress meant no deal yet to avoid the fiscal cliff. Members of Congress returned home for Christmas, raising the chances of going over that cliff. But what exactly does that mean?
With all this talk in Washington about making the wealthy pay more in taxes, or not raising taxes on the middle class, it’s easy to think this fiscal cliff is only about taxes. But it’s also about automatic spending cuts of $55 billion this coming year in non-defense programs.
As lawmakers debate what to do about the impending fiscal cliff, we’re starting to get a better understanding of just what is at stake, including education.
Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.
At Primanti’s in Market Square, the chef was cooking up sandwiches when President Obama came on the television screen. No surprise, only a few people paid attention as the President repeated his campaign pledge to extend tax cuts for Americans who earn under a quarter million dollars while asking the wealthy to do a little bit more.
Leaders in Washington and on Wall Street are calling it the “Fiscal Cliff,” automatic tax hikes and domestic and military spending cuts in January if Congress fails to act.
On Tuesday night, the region’s newest member of Congress celebrated at a victory party. The next day, Keith Rothfus was back at his campaign headquarters thanking volunteers.
Keith Rothfus has won the seat in Pennsylvania’s redrawn 12th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.
President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.
It doesn’t matter who’s elected president – federal payroll taxes to fund Social Security are going up on January 1st. Most people don’t seem aware of it.
U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Party, says her visit to Pittsburgh this weekend is designed to shore up Pennsylvania as an Obama state.
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek talks with Erie Congressman Mike Kelly about a passionate speech he gave on American business.
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. owes his constituents a full explanation of why he hasn’t been on the job this summer.
Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.
Of all the signs leading to a defeat for President Barack Obama in the presidential election of 2012, the most glaring sign is the 8.2% unemployment rate.