December 21st, 2012
10:06 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP disarray jeopardizes fiscal cliff deal

Washington (CNN) - Republican disarray over taxes forced House Speaker John Boehner to drop his alternative proposal to a fiscal cliff deal, leaving the negotiations in limbo Friday - 11 days before automatic tax increases on everyone.

Boehner said at a news conference Friday morning that his Republican colleagues refused to back his plan because of what he called unfounded fears of being blamed for a tax increase.

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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • John Boehner • President Obama
Obama responds to petitions against gun violence
December 21st, 2012
09:24 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama responds to petitions against gun violence

(CNN) – President Barack Obama responded personally Friday to numerous petitions against gun violence, a task normally left to other White House staff.

"I want to take a minute today to respond and let you know, we hear you," he said in a web video.
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Filed under: Gun rights • President Obama
Bill Daley mulling a bid for Illinois governor
December 21st, 2012
08:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Bill Daley mulling a bid for Illinois governor

(CNN) – Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, a Democrat, is considering a run for the Illinois governorship in 2014, potentially challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

"I am thinking about it seriously. We are a ways off," Daley told a crowd at a City Club of Chicago event Thursday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
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Filed under: 2014 • Illinois • William Daley
Stocks set to fall as fiscal cliff looms
December 21st, 2012
07:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Stocks set to fall as fiscal cliff looms

New York (CNNMoney) – It's not the end of the world - literally or for the fiscal cliff talks - but the latest signs of gridlock on Washington have struck fear into investors.

Lawmakers in the House failed to support the so-called "Plan B", a proposal backed by House Speaker John Boehner, late Thursday. The White House had already threatened to veto that plan, saying it would bring only "minimal" changes in projected budget deficits, but its failure underscored the lack of progress on Capitol Hill as the cliff draws nearer.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • Wall Street
Poll: Americans view economy as poor, split on future
December 21st, 2012
05:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Americans view economy as poor, split on future

(CNN) - With the so-called fiscal cliff looming and the U.S. economy limping back to life, an overwhelming majority of Americans rate today's economic conditions as poor and are split on where the economy will be four years from now, according to a new survey.

The new CNN/ORC International poll shows only 26% of Americans think the economy is doing well while 74% view economic conditions as poor.
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Filed under: CNN poll • CNN/ORC International poll • Economy
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, December 21, 2012
December 21st, 2012
04:59 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Friday, December 21, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Nationwide, a moment of silence for Connecticut school shooting victims
Governors around the country have called for a moment of silence Friday morning in memory of the 20 students and 7 adults killed December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut, by a gunman who also took his own life. President Barack Obama will hold a moment of silence himself, the White House said.

CNN: Boehner's Plan B fiscal cliff bill pulled amid dissension in GOP caucus
House Speaker John Boehner's proposal to avert the looming fiscal cliff's automatic tax increases failed to curry enough Republican support Thursday night, after which Congress left for the holiday with no clear end in sight in the high-stakes debate.

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Filed under: Political Hot Topics
December 21st, 2012
04:59 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN/ORC Poll – December 17-18 – Economy

TOPICS: Perception of economy

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Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
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