Dec 16, 2011 Lawmakers are on track to agree to a temporary budget deal ahead of tonight's midnight deadline.
Dec 16, 2011 Now that Congress has averted a government shutdown, it takes up the extension of the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits
Dec 16, 2011 After industry agreed to the terms of making more efficient light bulbs widely available, Congress has back tracked on enforcing the law.
Dec 16, 2011 For now, it looks at though leaders in Washington will push back any long lasting decisions on the deficit into next year.
Dec 14, 2011 The payroll tax cuts expire at the end of the year, and the clock is ticking to make a decision to renew them or not. Why can they help or hurt the economy?
Dec 14, 2011 David Mark, senior editor at Politico, explains why he thinks lawmakers will hammer out a deal on payroll tax cuts and the budget soon.
Dec 7, 2011 Yesterday, the president spoke about the loss of the American dream. But just how much is the middle class really shrinking?