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Boehner Fiscal Cliff

F-Bomb Escalates Heated Situation

The Daily Beast | Lloyd Grove | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

The House speaker’s four-letter blast at the Senate majority leader is the latest ugly twist in the nasty back-and-forth between warring Washington ...

Sam Stein

Fiscal Cliff Deal Would Raise $715 Billion | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The preliminary fiscal cliff deal being negotiated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Joe Biden would ...

Sam Stein

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Continue | Sam Stein | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just three days to go before tax rates rise for all Americans and 1 trillion dollars in spending cuts over the next decade are trig...

Little Sign Of Progress In Latest Cliff Talks

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

* Time running out for deal on taxes, spending * Obama says he's "modestly optimistic" * "Fiscal cliff" focus now on Sen...

Sam Stein

White House To Offer Scaled-Back Fiscal Cliff Package | Sam Stein | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With congressional leaders set to trek over to the White House for perhaps the last high-stakes meeting before the fiscal cliff is hit, ...

Bridge to Somewhere in the Fiscal Cliff Debate

Alan S. Blinder | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Alan S. Blinder

At minimum, going over the cliff is a big gamble... As our economy struggles to emerge from the worst recession since the 1930s, 315 million Americans deserve something better than being thrown off a cliff.

Christina Wilkie

The Real Reason Boehner's Plan B Failed | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday night's failure by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to garner enough support among House Reopublicans for his fiscal cliff "...

Defense Lobby Wins, Middle Class Loses in Obama Debt Proposal

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Why are people so anxious to avoid the "fiscal cliff" that they'll sacrifice the elderly, along with the disabled, veterans, and their families? And why does the President's proposal ask so much more "shared sacrifice" from them than it does of the nation's bloated defense contractors?

Ryan Grim

Negotiators Nearing Breakthrough On Tax Rates | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fiscal cliff negotiators are coalescing around an agreement on high capital gains and dividends tax rates, according to both Democratic ...

Boehner Shifts To Talk Of 'Plan B'

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN AND JULIE PACE, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a `Plan B' option to keep taxes from in...

Obama, Boehner Take New Tone In Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Just two weeks before the economy-threatening "fiscal cliff" is due to kick in, both President ...

Happy Holidays: GOP Delivers Uncertainty to Middle Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP in Michigan tried to position itself as the savior of workers, some sort of perverse Superman rescuing those who receive union benefits from the responsibility to help pay for union costs.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama, Boehner Grasp For Last-Minute Fiscal Cliff Solution | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) met for nearly an hour on Thursday evening in their latest attempt to bre...

Voters Not Impressed By Boehner's Handling Of Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

Voters are not impressed by House Speaker John Boehner's handling of "fiscal cliff" negotiations, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. ...

Jeffrey Young

Sorry, Grandma: Fiscal Cliff Plan To Raise Medicare Age Could Deny Health Insurance To 435,000 | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 could leave as many as 435,000 older Americans without health insurance, according to a report publ...

Obama Administration Takes Tough Line With GOP On Fiscal Cliff

Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The administration is taking a tough line on the "fiscal cliff" at the same time President Barack Ob...

Michael McAuliff

Fiscal Cliff: House Democrats Push Petition For Christmas Eve Tax Break | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats mounted a bid Tuesday to give nearly all taxpayers a Christmas Eve present by trying to force a Dec. 24 vote on a bill t...

Sam Stein

Obama: 'The Speaker's Proposal Right Now Is Still Out Of Balance' | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

In his first post-election interview, President Barack Obama reiterated his demand that congressional Republicans agree to a deficit reduction plan th...

Sam Stein

Fiscal Cliff Talks: Progress Quietly Begins As Both Sides Make Opening Bids | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dire headlines about the ongoing "fiscal cliff" debate might give the impression that the country is destined for a harrowing economic j...

Two Sides 'Nowhere' In Face Of Disaster Threat

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

* For U.S. Congress, big deals wait for Christmas * "Smell of jet fumes" sometimes the most powerful force By Richard Co...

Laura Bassett

John Boehner On Fiscal Cliff Talks: 'We're Nowhere' | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Sunday that Republicans are nowhere near reaching a deal with the White House to avoid going over the "fis...

On the Fiscal Extortion; Just Say No

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Pressure for a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year is building. Even minor tremors in the stock market are treated as auguries of the panic that will attend a failure to act.

Boehner: 'No Substantive Progress' On Fiscal Cliff

Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner met with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Thursday and accused De...

Sam Stein

White House Says Obamacare Not On The Table In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations | Sam Stein | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

The White House and congressional Democrats are balking at the idea, floated by House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday, that changes to the president...

Sam Stein

Boehner Makes Play To Push Fiscal Cliff Deal To 2013 | Sam Stein | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following an hour-long meeting at the White House on Friday morning, congressional leaders in both the House and Senate took to the micr...