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Obama Congress Fiscal Cliff


David Trumble | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
David Trumble


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."


Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

I have been somewhat taken aback by the sudden burst of news reports and commentary in the news media about increasing revenue to reduce the deficit, with very little discussion about commensurate cuts in entitlement programs.

Why It's Hard to Replace the 'Fiscal Cliff' Metaphor

George Lakoff | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
George Lakoff

Writers on economics have been talking since the election about why the "fiscal cliff" metaphor is misleading. But none of the alternatives has stuck, nor has the fiscal cliff metaphor been abandoned. Why?

Unfunded Bundles of Joy

Richard C. Leone | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

As the debate about the deficit heats up, we are sure to be inundated with references to the many "unfunded liabilities" lurking about, ready to destroy our hope for future prosperity and happiness.

Obama Lays Down Position For Grueling Negotiations

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- An economic calamity looming, President Barack Obama on Friday signaled willingness to compromise with Repub...

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...