| Jan. 2, 2013, 7:43 p.m.
We’ve just seen Round One in what amounts to a political heavyweight championship fight between Democrats and Republicans. Get ready for the next 11 rounds.
| Jan. 2, 2013, 6:25 p.m.
With the fight over fiscal cliff issues only just resolved, the battle lines already are being drawn and important policy and economic implications measured for a coming showdown on the federal debt ceiling.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 11:16 p.m.
The Congress that convened two years ago under the war cries of the tea party is slowly coming to an end with a Champagne-less whimper on New Year’s Day 2013.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 10:02 p.m.
House Democrats are finally playing hardball in their role as a minority party, putting the onus on Republicans to find the votes within their own conference to pass legislation.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 8:56 p.m.
House Republican leaders Tuesday night discarded plans to amend a Senate-passed fiscal cliff deal, setting up an up-or-down vote on the package for late in the evening.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 7:58 p.m.
House Republican leaders put forward a measure they’ve pushed out before, a bill to replace the sequester with new spending reductions, as a way to offset part of the cost of the fiscal deal that the Senate sent to the House early Tuesday morning.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 6:57 p.m.
House Republican leaders are proceeding with two options on a fiscal cliff deal passed by the Senate early Tuesday morning, with members expecting to vote Tuesday night.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
Senate Democrats are unlikely to bring senators back to revote on an amended fiscal cliff package, if the House sends them one.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 4:38 p.m.
House Republicans emerged from a Tuesday afternoon conference meeting showing near-unanimous opposition to the Senate-passed fiscal cliff deal and holding that without spending cuts the bill should not be brought up.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 12:41 p.m.
House Republican leadership will meet Tuesday to decide when and how to bring the Senate-passed fiscal cliff deal to the floor, bringing to an end, at least for a time, years of debate over tax and spending measures.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 12:06 p.m.
Eleventh-hour brinksmanship. Backroom deals crafted by top leaders. Finger-pointing. Rank-and-file members grumbling in the dark.
| Jan. 1, 2013, 2:22 a.m.
Senate Democrats — yielding to an eleventh-hour lobbying plea from Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. — grudgingly voted in the early hours of Tuesday morning for a fiscal cliff deal most members dislike but concede will be in the country’s best interest with taxes set to increase for all Americans.
| Dec. 31, 2012, 9:57 p.m.
The White House and Senate Republicans have reached a deal on the fiscal cliff — with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. meeting with Senate Democrats to sell the package.
| Dec. 31, 2012, 7:50 p.m.
The verdict is out on whether a Senate fiscal cliff deal, the details of which are still emerging, can pass the Republican-controlled House.
| Dec. 31, 2012, 7:23 p.m.
Senate Democrats were eerily subdued Monday as details of an emerging deal leaked from White House and Republican officials, but the quiet masked the disgruntlement, not just from liberals but also more moderate members up for re-election in 2014.
| Dec. 31, 2012, 6:08 p.m.
Although fiscal cliff clocks in Washington were counting down on Monday toward midnight, the tax provisions hanging in the balance face a series of deadlines over the next few days.
| Dec. 31, 2012, 5:06 p.m.
President Barack Obama signaled Monday that a tentative agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff would also extend a critical tax benefit for the wind power industry.
| Dec. 31, 2012, 2:29 p.m.
With both sides on the cusp of a fiscal cliff deal, President Barack Obama vowed Monday to seek additional revenue next year alongside spending cuts. In the process, he also angered several GOP senators who said he demeaned their efforts to reach a deal.
| Dec. 31, 2012, 12:01 p.m.
Income tax rates are set to increase across the board with the start of 2013, although lawmakers and President Barack Obama still hope to enact a rollback before the 112th Congress ends Thursday.
| Dec. 30, 2012, 2:40 p.m.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday afternoon he has no further counteroffer to give his Republican counterpart as he and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell attempt to negotiate a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff.