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Obama Presses Congressional Republicans to Avert Sequester

President Barack Obama is urging congressional Republicans to accept more tax revenue in order to avert the sequester -- an $85 billion, across-the-board budget cut due to take effect March 1 that could derail America's still stuttering economic recovery.

House to Vote Thursday on Boehner Budget Plan

The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year, sparing most workers from a tax hike but leaving in place painful budget cuts to the military and domestic agencies as "fiscal cliff" talks appear stalled.

Poll Shows 25% Have an Opinion About a Totally Fake Budget Plan

Polls about Americans' views on politics and the economy sometimes return results that baffle the well-informed. Public Policy Polling's latest poll helps explain why that may be: It reveals that a high percentage of people have no problem offering an opinion on topics they know nothing about.

Ups and Downs: Stock Gains Dented by Twists in Fiscal Cliff Talks

An early gain on the stock market shrank after House Speaker John Boehner said little progress was being made in budget talks. The DJIA had been up as much as 77 points Thursday, then briefly turned negative after Boehner's remarks at 11:30 a.m. But markets rapidly headed back into positive territory again.