Fiscal Cliff

House GOP resistance puts fiscal cliff deal in doubt

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said he does not support the Senate’s fiscal cliff bill, voicing concerns from some Republicans that the measure lacks sufficient spending cuts.

Vice President Joe Biden arrived late Monday for a closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats to urge them to support the fiscal cliff bill.

Senate deal forged in flurry of final negotiations

The agreement in the Senate was the result of a rekindling of an old friendship, secret offers, and legislative muscling.

// Senate deal prevents tax hikes, delays cuts

The Senate compromise prevents income tax hikes on nearly all working Americans while raising taxes on the wealthiest, and briefly delays spending cuts.


Modest deal is least Congress could do

The clear mandate of the 2012 elections was for a balanced approach to fiscal problems, but it’s a message some members seem not to have heard.

// Casino groups tussle over key investor

Casino developers in Palmer and Springfield are in dispute over which project may claim Peter Picknelly, who invested in Palmer before joining Springfield.

Dina Rudick / Globe Staff

Dina Rudick / Globe Staff

Dina Rudick / Globe Staff

Dina Rudick / Globe Staff

Dina Rudick / Globe Staff

Dina Rudick / Globe Staff

Dina Rudick / Globe Staff

Hundreds plunge into frigid Boston Harbor

The water temperature was just above 40 degrees for the annual L Street Brownies New Year’s Day plunge.

Bradley to return to Celtics, Rondo uncertain

Guard Avery Bradley is coming off surgery on both shoulders and hasn’t played in seven months.

Charges filed in ’07 hit-and-run

Six years after a hit-and-run driver killed two pedestrians in Saugus, a grand jury has charged three people.