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After a year of budget-hawking, Congress last week undid much of that progress in one swoop, adding more than $100 billion to the federal deficit in 2012 by extending the payroll tax cut but not paying for it.
In a House occasionally known for untoward exits, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stood among cheering, crying colleagues to say goodbye Wednesday, over a year after she was gravely wounded by a would-be assassin.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been through State of the Union addresses before. But it was the speech she missed last year where her presence was felt most — and has given her a chance at a lasting legacy.
House Republicans voted Tuesday to give President Obama the payroll-tax-cut extension he desperately wants, but only if he accepts major changes to unemployment benefits and speeds up a decision on building the Keystone XL pipeline, which the administration has sought to delay until after the 2012 election.
At the stroke of midnight Friday, the fiscal year ends. When the final numbers are in, the government will have grown larger. Despite politicians spouting off about tough cuts, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported federal outlays have gone up by $118 billion through August. America is barreling over the cliff into bankruptcy, but Washington isn't willing to stop the train.
Don Bivens became the first Democrat to enter the 2012 Arizona Senate race Monday, a move that may indicate that the waiting period for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is over.
Firefighters worked to steer a major wildfire away from a New Mexico town where residents fled the approaching flames, while some others evacuated because of blazes around the Southwest were allowed to return to their homes.
Congress' budget deal provides funding for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that is larded with pork-barrel projects, a member of the House Appropriations Committee says.