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Fiscal Cliff Defines Obama's Second Term

The Atlantic | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Constant crisis, a more aggressive president, maybe even a more accommodating Republican Party: what last week's agreement tells us about the road ahe...

'Absymal Marks For GOPers' On Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

While views are split on the fiscal cliff agreement, President Barack Obama is generally seen as having won the debate, with Republicans' dislike of t...

Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill Into Law

AP | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

BY MATTHEW DALY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a bill that boosts taxes on the wealthiest Americans, whi...

Obama: 'I Will Not Have Another Debate' Over Debt Ceiling

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Speaking after winning a "fiscal cliff" victory, President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to avoid a repeat of last year'...

Back To Hawaii!

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama departed the White House on Tuesday to resume his Hawaii vacation shortly after Congress approv...

Obama Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama weighed in on the fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress Tuesday, saying it's "just one step" in the effort to strengthen the Ame...

Obama Making Fiscal Cliff Statement

Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is giving a speech on the so-called fiscal cliff Monday at 1:30 p.m. with middle-class Americans, the White House announced. ...

Sam Stein

President Obama: Blame Republicans For A Fiscal Cliff Failure | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his first Sunday show interview since his reelection, President Barack Obama admonished congressional Republicans for their unwilling...

Mission: Impossible

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Following a Friday meeting with congressional leaders, an impatient and annoyed Presid...

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...

Obama To Make Statement On Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is making a statement in the White House briefing room Friday at 5:45 p.m. This follows a meeting with Congressional leaders ov...

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, ...

White House Meeting Becomes Make-Or-Break Moment

Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Amid partisan bluster, top members of Congress and President Barack Obama were holding out sli...

Obama Makes Big Phone Calls Over Looming Problem

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has made separate phone calls to congressional leaders to discuss the impending fiscal...

Standoff Reaching Looming Deadline With No Deal In Sight

Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are engaged in a playground game of "who goes first," daring each political party to...

Ryan Grim

Fiscal Fail: Don't Believe The Cliff Hype | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Jan. 1, 2000, the world awoke to find that little had changed since the night before. After years of hype around what was then called...

House GOP To Forge Ahead WIth Hopeless 'Plan B'

Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people e...

Obama's Recession

Steve Pociask | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Pociask

Simply put: The increase in dividend taxes is not a tax on the rich. Reducing savings, investment, income and jobs is a recipe for economic decline. Whether you are an investor, worker or a retiree, the pending increase could have serious consequences on you.

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 Meeting Face To Face

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with House Speaker John Boehner later Th...

Finger-Pointing, But Still No Progress

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Five weeks after President Barack Obama won re-election and gained more leverage to make GOP c...

Four Bad Liberal Arguments for Raising the Medicare Age

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's tempting to decide that, all things considered, liberals should at least consider raising the Medicare age to 67 as part of a budget compromise. They shouldn't. Medicare works. It should be strengthened, not "compromised" on the altar of lower expenditures.

Obama Hits GOP: 'The Math Just Doesn't Work'

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Saturday that Republicans in the House are blocking a bill that would prevent a tax increase on the first $2...

Obama To Make Personal Pitch On Fiscal Cliff Plan

Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is showcasing a northern Virginia family to highlight his call for exten...