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Gingrich says he's a threat to Obama

January 23, 2012 Matt Rourke/AP Newt Gingrich tried to cast himself as the toughest threat to President Obama on Sunday morning, fresh off his blow-out victory in the South Carolina Republican primary and ahead of the next nominating contest. "My job in Florida is to convince people that I am the one candidate ...

What's at stake if Congress fails this time?

December 19, 2011 Congress is threatening stalemate again, and this time the effect would be felt by millions of average Americans. Here is what's at stake if lawmakers fail to stitch together some deal to keep alive jobless benefits, the payroll tax cut, and the "Doc fix" patch. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE Roughly 1.8 million ...

Congressional Budget Office predicts $1.3 trillion deficit in 2011

August 24, 2011 The Congressional Budget Office is now predicting a federal deficit of $1.3 trillion for 2011, according to its latest mid-term outlook, marking the third-largest shortfall in the last 65 years. The gross domestic product is expected to increase by 2.3 percent this year and 2.7 percent for 2012. The national ...