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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...
Boehner Bloodied After Major Setback

Boehner Bloodied After Major Setback

12.22.2012
WASHINGTON -- John Boehner is a bloodied House speaker following the startling setback that his own fractious Republican troops dealt him...
<i>Don't Be Fooled...</i>

Don't Be Fooled...

12.22.2012
WASHINGTON — Workers probably won't feel the full brunt of next year's tax increases in their January paychecks, but don't be fooled...
After Stroke, Senator Takes Steps Toward Returning To Work

After Stroke, Senator Takes Steps Toward Returning To Work

12.22.2012
WASHINGTON -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has briefly returned to his Senate office for the first time since suffering a stroke last January. His...
It's Time for a Plan

It's Time for a Plan "D"

12.21.2012
"D" is for dream -- the American Dream. Our country can no longer afford more of the same failed Republican economic policies that are...
Eggs, Legs and the Chained CPI

Eggs, Legs and the Chained CPI

12.21.2012
As the fiscal cliff approaches, I am reminded of an old country adage about sacrifice. Simply put, we should not tell people making $250,000...
Obama Will Ride to the Rescue ... for Republicans

Obama Will Ride to the Rescue ... for Republicans

12.21.2012
If ever there was a time to press progressive priorities this would be it. So, this will be a true test of who he is and what he believes....
Cliff Dive: What the Heck Happens Now?

Cliff Dive: What the Heck Happens Now?

12.21.2012
The House Republicans have failed to pass their benighted Plan B. But other than "Republicans are in deep disarray" what does that mean...
Boehner's Failure and the GOP's Disgrace

Boehner's Failure and the GOP's Disgrace

12.21.2012
This has become a party of hypocrisy masquerading as principled ideology. The GOP talks endlessly about the importance of reducing the...
Ask a Democrat: On Social Security, Which Side Are You On?

Ask a Democrat: On Social Security, Which Side Are You On?

12.21.2012
Right now there are only two sides in the Social Security debate: the side that says it's acceptable to cut benefits -- in a way that raises...
Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal

12.20.2012
The Tea Party deserves credit for one thing -- putting the deficit on the front burner. Come January, the tax increases and spending cuts...