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Fiscal Cliff Explainer

Jason Linkins

Maryland Congressman Takes Himself Hostage In Fiscal Cliff Talks | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

One of the more fun aspects of the ongoing negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff is that so many of the participants just do not seem to be par...

Understanding the Fiscal Cliff (In 2 Minutes 30 Seconds)

Robert Reich | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

2012-12-03-Screenshot20121203at1.15.04PM.jpgDemocrats, here are eight principles to guide you in the coming showdown over the fiscal cliff.

Opening Positions on the Cliff Deal: Deja Vu All Over Again

Robert Reich | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The GOP doesn't want to show any flexibility. Meanwhile, the White House has started the bidding with substantial concessions on tax increases and spending cuts. Haven't we been here before?

Washington's Cliff Notes

Mattea Kramer | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

The odds are no one will leap, and remarkably little of note will actually happen. But since the headlines are about to scream "crisis," what you need to understand coming weeks is a little guide to reality, some Cliff Notes for Washington.