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Obama Boehner Fiscal Cliff

More Cliffs Ahead, But Congress Isn't 'Broken'

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

With many cliffs looming in the future, it will take a crisis every time to provoke both sides to reach a deal, and the deals are likely to be incremental. But that's okay, because the national will needs time to shift.

Sam Stein

Fiscal Cliff Talks Break Down: No Negotiations Between Obama And Boehner Since Monday | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over resolving the so-called fiscal cliff have hit a standstill as top Obama administration officials say they have not had...

Sam Stein

Fiscal Cliff Talks: Both Sides Worried About Remaining Details | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations to resolve forthcoming tax hikes and spending cuts had their bleakest day in weeks on Tuesday, aides from both sides told T...

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...

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 Reaching Out To Congress

Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

By BEN FELLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A White House official says President Barack Obama is inviting Congressional leaders of both part...