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The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

01. 2.2013
The battle over the fiscal cliff was only a prelude to the coming battle over raising the debt ceiling -- a battle that will likely continue...
What Did You Learn From the Cliff Debate, Dorothy?

What Did You Learn From the Cliff Debate, Dorothy?

01. 2.2013
I don't mean to be a downer, but any relief you feel should be analogized to how much better you feel when you stop banging a hammer on...
Progressives Should Not Complain About the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Progressives Should Not Complain About the Fiscal Cliff Deal

01. 2.2013
On the substance, progressives should not cry "sellout" when the rich have had a permanent tax increase and the unemployed and middle-class...
Lawmakers Erupt In Anger At GOP Over Sandy Shun

Lawmakers Erupt In Anger At GOP Over Sandy Shun

01. 2.2013
WASHINGTON — New York area-lawmakers in both parties are erupting in anger, saying the House Republican leadership has decided to...
Obama Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Obama Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

01. 1.2013
President Barack Obama weighed in on the fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress Tuesday, saying it's "just one step" in the effort to strengthen...
Congress in Contempt: Part 1

Congress in Contempt: Part 1

01. 1.2013
We appear to be a masochistic electorate and Congress appears to count on it. Congress holds us in contempt. That's not likely to change...
Honey, We've Shrunk the Grand Bargain

Honey, We've Shrunk the Grand Bargain

12.31.2012
Some were willing to settle for a "mini bargain." Instead Congress seems now to be working on a "micro deal."
Entrepreneurs on the 'Fiscal Cliff:' Get It Done

Entrepreneurs on the 'Fiscal Cliff:' Get It Done

12.31.2012
Getting a bipartisan agreement on the fiscal cliff puts us on the path to a better future and will allow us to focus on finding smart,...
112th Congress To Make History As Most Unproductive Since 1940s

112th Congress To Make History As Most Unproductive Since 1940s

Amanda Terkel  12.28.2012
WASHINGTON -- As 2012 comes to a close, the 112th Congress is set to go down in American history as the most unproductive session since...
The Washington Secret (or Is It Washington Lie?): Don't Believe the 10-year Plans They Are Peddling to You

The Washington Secret (or Is It Washington Lie?): Don't Believe the 10-year Plans They Are Peddling to You

12.27.2012
What is going on now is simply Washington political drama to see who wins. This is not working on a problem and looking for a real solution....
Boehner Calling House Back To Work On Fiscal Cliff

Boehner Calling House Back To Work On Fiscal Cliff

Michael McAuliff  12.27.2012
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is calling the House back into session on Sunday, apparently in hopes the Senate will...
School Safety, Mental Health, Second Amendment Rights -- What now?

School Safety, Mental Health, Second Amendment Rights -- What now?

12.26.2012
On one point we can all agree: No civilized person supports or approves of the negligent misuse, the intentional criminal use nor the deranged...
Dem Senator's Departure Leaves 'Unsettling' Void

Dem Senator's Departure Leaves 'Unsettling' Void

12.26.2012
It is a name that has echoed prominently through the Senate for years, even though most Americans know very little about the person himself. “Mr....
Kill the 'Fiscal Cliff' Instead of the Economy

Kill the 'Fiscal Cliff' Instead of the Economy

12.24.2012
The fiscal cliff was always a terrible job-destroying idea that also began to unravel the safety net by cutting Medicare. Everyone involved...