Congressional Republicans

President Barack Obama on January 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Asks For Infrastructure Help In PortMiami Speech

President Barack Obama was South Florida Friday hoping to rally support and convince Congress to make larger investments in the United States’ crumbling infrastructure.

CBS Miami–03/29/2013

(Source: AP)

Sequestration Looms Large For Florida

By 11:59 Friday night, the White House will officially have to order the sequestration, a series of across-the-board, indiscriminate budget cuts that threaten to send the United States back into recession.

CBS Miami–02/28/2013

(Source:AP)

Scott Questions Obama’s Leadership In Face Of GOP Obstruction

Florida Governor Rick Scott returned to his tea party roots Wednesday when he strangely said that if the sequestration is instituted, it will be because President Barack Obama’s administration, “fails to do its job.”

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Sequester Cuts Set To Impose Austerity On Florida & U.S.

It’s an arcane budget term, but the sequester, is set to fundamentally reshape federal spending in ways that could set the economy on a path back to recession. The sequester is the beginning of a scheduled decade of financial austerity like has been seen in Europe in recent years.

CBS Miami–02/25/2013

Democrat And Republican

Poll Paints Grim Picture For GOP

A new nationwide poll from USA Today/Pew Research pulls back the curtain on what the public wants Washington to focus on in 2013 and beyond; and the results couldn’t be worse for many of the positions the Republican Party is taking on major policy issues.

CBS Miami–02/21/2013

President Barack Obama (R) announces the creation of an interagency task force for guns as Vice President Joseph Biden listens in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Poll: Two-Thirds Say GOP Not Compromising Enough With Pres. Obama

As President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans continue to fight over issues from spending to guns, the electorate is backing the president on most issues, according to a new Washington Post poll.

CBS Miami–01/16/2013

Capitol Hill

GOP Discussing Default On Debt Ceiling

The United States is about to hit its Congressionally mandated debt ceiling and the standoff between Congressional Republicans and the White House is threatening to send the global economy into chaos.

CBS Miami–01/14/2013

(Source:AP)

Uncle Sam Takes Bite Out Of Paychecks

When you get your paycheck on Friday, you may do a double-take at your new take home pay. Millions of Americans will see their paychecks go down after Congressional leaders allowed the payroll tax cut to expire at the beginning of the year.

CBS Miami–01/11/2013

(Source:AP)

Platinum Coin Option For Debt Ceiling Picking Up Steam

As Congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama begin to clash over the raising of national debt ceiling, a plan relying on one or two coins save the nation has started to gain momentum.

CBS Miami–01/09/2013

(Source:AP)

Get Ready For Less Money In Your Paycheck

Congressional leaders are patting themselves on the back Wednesday after finally passing a bill dealing with the fiscal cliff. The bill prevented most tax hikes for middle-class taxpayers, but that doesn’t mean Uncle Sam won’t be taking more out of your paycheck.

CBS Miami–01/02/2013

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