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Fiscal Cliff Debate

Flickers Of Hope Shine Through Contentious Battle

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every election year, they become the popular ones, the celebrities with the power to hire or fire politicians. Then, when actual governi...

What Did You Learn From the Cliff Debate, Dorothy?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

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 your head. We've avoided, for the moment, a self-made trap. Now, of course, we're on to the next one -- the debt ceiling.

Fiscal Cliff Debate Will Lead To More Battles

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

(Repeats from Dec. 29 with no changes to text) * Budget battles loom over debt limit, spending bills * New Congress may ...

LOOK: 7 Ways The Bush Tax Cuts Wrecked The Economy

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business

A decade later, America still can't figure out what to do with the Bush-era tax cuts. The cuts, initially enacted in 2001 and 2003, and then exten...

Bachmann Pulls Unusual Move Amid Heated Debate

Minnesota Public Radio | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann has built her political career by being outspoken. It has helped her raise tens of millions of dollars and go from obscure back ...

Stop Driving Us Over a Fiscal Cliff

Steve Mainster | Posted 12.11.2012 | Miami
Steve Mainster

I can tell you that when low wage workers and middle class employees suffer, our nation suffers. Let us hope that our politicians right a fiscal wrong rather than running us over a cliff that they created for us.

Obama: GOP Tax Proposals Would Put Nonprofits At Risk

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

* Charities could be hit by Republican tax plan-White House * Obama aides meet with executives of largest nonprofits * C...

Republican Unity Frays Amid Tension

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

* Conservative Republicans say Boehner offering "tax hike" * House Speaker leads purge of party dissidents from key co...

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...

Warren Buffett: Republicans Needs To Put 'Country Over Party'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

Rest assured. Despite the fiscal cliff hysteria currently gripping the nation, an Oracle has spoken, and he says there's nothing to fear. Billionai...