In a surprise, but strategic move, the Republican Party has chosen Florida Senator Marco Rubio to give the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on February 12.
The bill to avert some of the fiscal cliff finally passed the House of Representatives late Tuesday night and did so with a largely bipartisan vote, especially from the Florida Congressional delegation.
The outline of a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” is reportedly been made in the Capitol with just hours to go until the end of 2012.
President Barack Obama is set to meet with Congressional leaders at the White House Friday to try and reach a compromise to steer the country clear of the looming fiscal cliff.
President Barack Obama cut his vacation short Wednesday and returned to Washington to continue negotiations on the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff. But, even with that move, a growing number of Americans believe no deal will be reached and the blame is falling on the GOP.
Members of the House of Representatives bolted town on Thursday after rejecting a plan advanced by House Speaker John Boehner.
The nation continued to edge toward a massive austerity crisis after Speaker of the House John Boehner failed to get enough of his caucus in the House of Representatives to agree to a tax plan to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
While the Mayans may have predicted the end of the world for December 21, financial advisors, politicians, and taxpayers are focused on January 1, 2013, when the nation may plunge off the fiscal cliff into a full-fledged austerity crisis.
According to federal campaign finance records, show that Rep. Allen West spent $18 million in his failed bid against Patrick Murphy — the most expensive House race in the country.