The Texas lawmaker discusses what he believes are the most damaging special interest groups and why he didn't run for president as an independent.
A second round of talks appears to do little to quell Republican criticism.
Erskine Bowles, a key voice on debt deal, says there is only a one in three chance the country will avoid going over the "fiscal cliff."
Lawmakers eager to tackle the nation's fiscal policy issue have ganged up to force a deal.
U.N. ambassador, deputy CIA director meet with her lead GOP to allay concerns.
Three female AIDS activists protesting budget cuts threatened by the fiscal cliff were arrested Tuesday afternoon after they stripped in the outer office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), according to authorities.
Back-and-forth could spoil the need to reach a compromise that averts more than $500 billion in annual automatic tax hikes and spending cuts.
The plan includes no special path to citizenship for eligible immigrants.
The bipartisan commission that set policymakers on the path to negotiations currently underway to avert the "fiscal cliff."
The meeting comes after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) signaled a willingness to hear her out on her justifications for the Libya attack.