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Inside Politics Archive: January 2013

  • Freshman Republican says he'll vote against Boehner

    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." Published January 2 2013

  • Obama presses House to pass Sandy aid

    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. Published January 2 2013

  • Rep. Davis: '…an unemployment check is in the mail'

    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. Published January 2 2013

  • Biden 'filibusters' Democratic caucus on 'fiscal cliff' deal

    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. Published January 1 2013

  • Republican representative: GOP senators 'must have been drunk'

    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. Published January 1 2013

  • Deficit 'fiscal cliff' bill actually spends $330 billion more

    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. Published January 1 2013

  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal repeals part of 'Obamacare'

    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. Published January 1 2013

  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal: 157 pages, $4 billion tax increase per page

    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. Published January 1 2013

  • In first test of 2016 primary, Rubio and Paul vote against 'fiscal cliff' deal

    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. Published January 1 2013