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Sen. John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, said in an op-ed published Friday that a partial government shutdown may be the only way to restore "fiscal sanity" to the federal budget.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. will administer the oath of office to President Obama twice again this year, although hopefully it will be smoother than their "do-over" four years ago.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden presided over a cheerful swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber, where spectators in a full gallery peered down from above and applauded.
The 112th Congress, which saw record futility, is officially over.
Steve Stockman, an incoming congressman from Texas, said Wednesday he will vote against re-electing Speaker John A. Boehner to lead the House, saying the chamber's top Republican has "signed out country on to a fiscal suicide pact."
President Obama urged House Republicans Wednesday to approve $60 billion in disaster relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy, a piece of unfinished business after the fiscal cliff legislation was approved Tuesday.
For Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, the "fiscal cliff" fight came down to one thing: the unemployment checks the government will still be able to send to thousands of his constituents.
After listening to Vice President Joseph R. Biden address the House Democratic caucus for more than an hour Tuesday on the finer points of the fiscal cliff deal, retiring Rep. Norm Dicks suggested that President Obama's notoriously loquacious No. 2 may have spent a little too much time bending members' ears.
Rep. Steven C. LaTourette, Ohio Republican, suggested Tuesday that Republican senators who voted for the plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts early Tuesday morning might have had a bit too much holiday cheer in them.
The "fiscal cliff" deal that was designed to save money actually includes $330.3 billion in new spending over the next decade, according to the official estimate the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday afternoon.
Tucked inside the "fiscal cliff" deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama's health care law.
The tax deal the White House and Senate Republicans struck Monday night runs to 157 pages, and as of the time senators voted at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, there was no final official score available on how much the bill would cost.
It could be considered the first vote of the 2016 presidential primary, and Sen. Marco Rubio defied most of his party by voting against the "fiscal cliff" deal GOP leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joseph R. Biden struck.
Republicans reacted angrily to President Obama's Monday-afternoon rally with middle-class residents, saying it seemed to them as if he was taking a victory lap for having forced them to concede on tax increases.
Faced with an inability to reach a deal with congressional Republicans on the "fiscal cliff," President Obama is downplaying his own comparisons of himself to Abraham Lincoln, a president often credited with holding feuding Washington factions together.
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