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Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Christina Wilkie

Deficit Debate Sends Old Foes Back To The Airwaves | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lobbying battle over federal budget priorities heated up this week, as two powerful factions announced major TV ad campaigns aimed a...

Biden Signals White House Flexibility On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

The White House will respond to "any serious offer" from congressional Republicans to prevent the U.S. "fiscal cliff" and "theoretically" could negoti...

Why Are Republicans Using the Fiscal Cliff to Hold the U.S. Economy Hostage?

Damian Kolodiy | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Damian Kolodiy

After the election it seems like nothing has changed in Washington. The political stalemate remains where little gets done and there is no compromise....

Congress Needs to Protect Colorado Families Like Mine, Not Tax Cuts for the Rich

Gina Jones | Posted 02.06.2013 | Denver
Gina Jones

I want Congress to fight for us, for real people like my daughter, not for some budget deal with a catch-phrase.

The Fiscal Cliff: Three Opportunities

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

What most Americans understand is that, unless Congress acts, their taxes will go up on January 1st. What is less well understood is that there also could be be a series of automatic spending cuts. During this process, progressives have three major opportunities.

Major Task Left To Obama, Boehner

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - With about three weeks left before the "fiscal cliff" deadline, the task of avoiding t...

Possible Good News Out of the Bad News of Going 'Over the Cliff'

Lanny Davis | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

If this awful thing happens, is there any good that could come out of it? I would say yes -- three things, with the first two leading (I hope) to the most positive third result.

Could The Fiscal Cliff Mess Up College Endowments?

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 02.05.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- For more than a year, higher education organizations have urged Congress to somehow avoid the "fiscal cliff" -- the dramatically named c...

LISTEN: Rand Paul Goes After GOP Leadership For 'Purging' Conservatives

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Add Rand Paul to the list of conservatives currently furious at the House Republican leadership. Speaking on the Peter Schiff radio show on Thursda...

Our Fiscal Soul and the Arithmetic of Protecting the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The discussion we are having about "the fiscal cliff" is really a debate about our fiscal soul. What kind of nation do we want to be? We do need a path to fiscal sustainability, but will it include all of us -- especially the most vulnerable?

Fiscal Cliff Fatigue: Wake Me When We're Over It

Gavin Shulman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Haven't you read about it somewhere else already? Do you want me to repeat what you already know? Offer an opinion that definitely doesn't matter and won't change your mind?

Can the President Raise the Debt Limit?

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

I am sure we have all had it up to here with breathless reporting about the fiscal cliff. But within a month or two after the December 31, 2012 deadline for resolving the cliff, there looms another, more serious economic issue: extending the debt limit.

As the Fiscal Cliff Turns

Chris Williams | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Williams

It has become painfully clear that the people we've elected to represent us don't have our best interests in mind.

Inside The Republican Apocalypse | Timothy Noah | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Between an electoral defeat that was wholly unexpected (by them, anyway) and a “fiscal cliff” that will compel them to support a tax increase, Rep...

Stop Playing Chicken With America's Future

Kristie Arslan | Posted 02.05.2013 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

America's self-employed and micro business owners are hard-working individuals who put their blood, sweat and tears into their work. All they want to do is be successful. Congress, the Administration and state governments should do everything in their power to help them achieve success.

Obama Demands Fix As GOP Holds Leverage

Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The political fight that took the nation to the verge of defaulting on its debts last year is back...

Republicans Faced With Big Crisis

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

With the Jan. 1 fiscal cliff deadline fast approaching, a new Pew Research Center poll suggests that the GOP is losing the fiscal debate. Fifty-three ...

Scoring the Fiscal Cliff

Jesse Rosen | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

I am hopeful that over the remaining weeks of 2012 a compromise can be reached that advances the cause of national economic stability without inflicting needless pain on our nation's nonprofits and, most importantly, the people that depend on and benefit from our integrated services.

Let's Go Over the Cliff

Howard Foster | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Howard Foster

It would be refreshing, or maybe even electrifying, if the Republicans actually told voters what they should be telling them: we can't help you.

Embrace the Cliff

Daniel Dicker | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Daniel Dicker

Ok, if we're really nowhere, its time to measure whether there's more media hype than real Armageddon in the rhetoric. I say let's embrace the cliff.

Obama Makes Case For Tax Hikes

Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke to business leaders at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable in Washington on Wednesday, arguing for tax hikes...

We Did It Before

Richard C. Leone | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

Their parents and grandparents may well have been the greatest generation but they also got a little help from their friends... in their government. As the popular WW II song went: "We did it before and we can do it again."

Emily Swanson

Surprise! Americans Hate Both Fiscal Cliff Budget Proposals, According To Poll | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

When presented with the two parties' dueling proposals for austerity and deficit reduction, a new survey shows the American people's preference: neith...

Bill Clinton Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

At a speaking engagement in Sacramento on Tuesday evening, Bill Clinton suggested Republicans and Democrats were closer to a deal to avoid the fiscal ...

Obama Calls For No More 'Drama'

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will renew his case for tax hikes on wealthy Americans to avert a year-end fiscal crunch and ca...