WASHINGTON — The United States government will miss the end of the year deadline to resolve the so-called fiscal cliff, House Republicans conceded on Monday afternoon. The House of Representatives will adjourn December 31 without voting on a bill to delay the impending tax hikes and spending cuts that will take start to take place […]

WASHINGTON — With hours remaining to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama said a deal is “within sight” and urged lawmakers to come together to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that kick in on Tuesday. But his midday press conference, with a group of middle-class Americans looking on, was not without […]

WASHINGTON — The preliminary fiscal cliff deal being negotiated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Joe Biden would achieve up to $790 billion in revenue over the next decade. Some of that money would be offset by extensions of tax credits and other stimulative policy, leaving roughly $715 billion in debt […]

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused the House of Representatives Thursday of being a “dictatorship” — albeit an extremely poor one. Reid (D-Nev.) took to the Senate floor to declare his frustration with the other chamber as the deadline to deal with the so-called fiscal cliff rapidly approaches. Reid argued that House Speaker […]

CLEVELAND – Due to the amount of snow forecast to drop on northern Ohio, several cities have issued snow emergency parking bans. The parking bans are in effect until further notice. It means no parking on city streets until the ban is lifted so snow plows can clear the roads. A car left parked on […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – With the fiscal cliff looming dozens are protesting possible cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid here in Cleveland. A small group of protestors gathered at the free stamp to put the pressure on Washington. “The cuts are going to hurt the middle class families and we don’t need to see them,” […]

WASHINGTON — Dire headlines about the ongoing “fiscal cliff” debate might give the impression that the country is destined for a harrowing economic jolt. But buried in the stories and slightly visible behind the public posturing, signs are emerging that a deal is possible. House Republican leaders on Monday presented a plan to the White […]

CLEVELAND – In order to help tackle gun violence in Cleveland, Mayor Frank Jackson announced the police department will be hiring an additional 25 officers next year. Twenty-five officers currently with the department will shift to the gang impact unit and the new officers will fill the positions left open by the transfer. “We can’t […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The woman ordered to hold an embarrassing sign for refusing to stop for a Cleveland school bus loaded with kids completed her second day of public punishment on Wednesday – and she wasn’t alone. Shena Hardin had a sole supporter show up with a sign on his chest. He believed her punishment was too harsh, and stood in solidarity […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cleveland woman who refused to stop for a city school bus served out part of her unique and humiliating punishment Tuesday morning. Shena Hardin was ordered to stand at the corner of East 38th Street and Payne today and tomorrow wearing a sign that says, “Only an idiot would drive around a school […]

(RNN) – The presidential election of 2012 looks like it’ll be close, which is nothing unusual given the past few elections. In the last 20 years, controversy and close shaves have been the norm. In 1992, 1996 and 2000, the winner took office with less than half the popular vote. Bill Clinton won in 1992 […]

Joe Biden, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan pushing for votes locally in the final hours CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The President’s campaign scheduled a last-minute stop for Vice President Joe Biden in Cleveland on Election Day. Air Force Two touched down at Hopkins around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Biden flew here after voting in Delaware. He […]