You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • Full holiday menu for Obamas; 6 pies for dessert
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics.
  • Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age,
  • Video: Cleveland officer shot boy within seconds
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to
Advertisement
Associated Press
President Obama gestures as he speaks about the fiscal cliff Monday at the White House. The president said it appears an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff is in sight, but said it's not yet complete and work continues. House Republicans have notified lawmakers they will not be voting on fiscal-cliff legislation today.

House won't vote today on 'cliff' deal

WASHINGTON – The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. They say that will be their only votes of the day.

President Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Monday they are near a deal to avoid wide-ranging tax increases and spending cuts – the fiscal cliff – that take effect with the new year.

Both men said they were still bargaining about whether – and how – to avoid $109 billion in cuts to defense and domestic programs that take effect on Wednesday.

It remained unclear whether the Senate would vote Monday.

Congress could pass later legislation retroactively blocking the tax hikes and spending cuts.

For more on this story, visit www.journalgazette.net later today or see Tuesday's print edition of The Journal Gazette.

Advertisement