With the economy front and center, we're keeping a close eye on Congress and Obama. Stay tuned for updates on what they get done – and what gets punted.
Bush tax cuts
Obama and Republicans are playing chicken. Obama wants to let the tax cuts lapse on the rich. The two sides are talking and a likely deal would involve a temporary extension for everyone. Question: What can Obama get? He wants help for the jobless.
Bush tax cuts: Cutting through the noise
Two million people will lose benefits in December because Congress failed to act before Nov. 30. Senate and House have voted down Democratic bills to extend benefits. Obama is pushing to include an extension as part of tax cut deal.
Senate fails to advance jobless benefits bill