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House GOP Leaves 'Lump Of Coal' In 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations

The Republicans' blowup leaves the path to avoiding automatic tax hikes and spending cuts in the new year unclear. Leaders seem to agree that a bipartisan solution is the only way — but, as House Speaker John Boehner said, "How we get there, God only knows."

Boehner's 'Plan B' Falters In The House

On Thursday night, a vote on the Republican plan for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" was canceled in the House of Representatives. Apparently Speaker John Boehner didn't have enough GOP votes to pass his so-called "Plan B". Melissa Block talks with Republican Congressman Steve LaTourette of Ohio. He would have supported plan and is disappointed it failed.
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The Outlook For The US Economy

Corporate profits are soaring. The jobless rate is at its lowest level in four years. But sequester cuts loom. Differing views on the outlook for the U.S. economy.


Boehner's Power Outage Dimming Obama's Options As Well

John Boehner's inability to get fellow Republicans to line up behind him not only increases doubts about his future as House speaker; it also raises a more immediate question for President Obama: Who can he negotiate with in the effort to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff?

Sen. Daniel Inouye Remembered As Quiet Inspiration

President Obama and others remember the Senate's most senior member for his long public service and dedication during a funeral service Friday in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Kerry Gets Obama's Nod For Secretary Of State

President Obama is expected Friday to nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as his next secretary of state. Kerry would replace Hillary Clinton, who's planning to leave the post after four years as the president's globetrotting emissary.