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Republicans Fiscal Cliff

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Relent As Congress Passes 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day late and trillions of dollars short, Congress passed a hard-won deal to ease large portions of the "fiscal cliff." The nation s...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Votes For Deal On Wrong Side Of Fiscal Cliff | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress stumbled ingloriously off Capitol Hill New Year's Eve, with the Senate passing a "fiscal cliff" deal two hours after the deadli...

GOP Really Does Deserve Blame for Fiscal Cliff Peril

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The concessions that the White House will ring out of the GOP won't alter the party's game plan to use the fiscal cliff and all other vital issues that will come down the legislative pike to reassert its traditional role as the guardian for the corporate rich and to defiantly oppose Obama administration policies.

New Year, New Low for Republicans

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Obama wanted to be the president who would change the tone in Washington, meaning a more collaborative relationship with the Republicans. That was not to be. The Republicans would not allow it.

Fiscal Cliff Looming, House Reportedly Weighs Strange Scheduling Move

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

The House will be back in session Sunday evening as the "fiscal cliff" looms, threatening across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts with the ne...

Jennifer Bendery

Scott Brown Falsely Announces New Fiscal Cliff Proposal From Obama To GOP Leaders | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) caused a stir on Thursday by saying that President Barack Obama had sent over a new fiscal cliff proposal to ...

Obama Should Listen to Obama About Avoiding Self-Inflicted Wounds

William K. Black | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
William K. Black

Reporters need to ask Obama two series of questions. Who insisted on creating the fiscal cliff, threatened Republicans in Fall 2011 when they wanted to eliminate or reduce it, and after the "failure" of the November 2011 "super committee" to reach a deal to inflict even greater austerity on the nation, made a veto threat to block a Republican proposal to eliminate or delay the fiscal cliff? The answer is: Obama. Obama's driving role in creating and maintaining the "fiscal cliff" makes his warning of the necessity of avoiding "self-inflicted wounds" (recession by austerity) imposed by the fiscal cliff another proof of our family rule that it is impossible to compete with unintentional self-parody. We need to convince Obama to follow his own advice and eliminate the self-inflicted wound (recession) by eliminating, not delaying, the fiscal cliff and safeguarding the safety net.

GOP Brings Politics To Crisis Point

The Daily Beast | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

With their refusal to vote for Boehner’s Plan B, Republicans have definitively shown that they’d rather sabotage democracy than govern. How can th...

Joshua Hersh

Obama 'Sees A Political Victory At The Bottom Of The Cliff,' Republican Lawmaker Says | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker working on budgetary issues told "Fox News Sunday" that he believes President Barack Obama wants to go over the so-called fiscal...

Still Here and Waiting

Lance Simmens | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Lance Simmens

So today is judgment day, and the Speaker of the House probably wishes that the Mayans prognostications proved true, but we are still here and the real judgment day has come for Boehner and the Republican Party.

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.

Showdown Spurs Republican 'Freakout'

Salon | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

Yesterday began with President Obama’s base grappling with how to interpret the new concessions he’d offered House Speaker John Boehner in their f...

House Republicans Expected To Vote On Fiscal Cliff

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor said he expects a vote on a Republican offer to avert the "...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Conservative Groups Attack John Boehner Over Reported Fiscal Cliff Concessions | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio.) drew sharp criticism from conservative groups Club for Growth and Heritage Action for America on Mo...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Major Nonprofit Coalition Backs Obama's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama added another powerful budget negotiation ally when one of the nation's largest and most prominent charity coalit...

"The Scream" and the Fiscal Cliff

Todd R. Miller | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Todd R. Miller

While experts devote hundreds of hours of airtime projecting the awful economic aftereffects of the pending catastrophe, almost none are discussing what businesses are doing to prepare.

Norquist Makes Bizarre Prediction About Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist expressed confidence on Thursday that Republican adherents to his rigid anti-tax hike platform would emerge victorious in upcoming bud...


Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Negotiations are expected to continue Thursday on the "fiscal cliff" with Republicans at a growing public opinion dis...

Some Republicans Signal Willingness To Back Obama Proposal

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

* These include some who opposed extension last year * This year's fiscal cliff forces a second look By Rachelle Youngla...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Nancy Pelosi Likens John Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Predicament To Iraq War Funding Fight | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a message for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) amid ongoing fiscal cliff negotiatio...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Chris Van Hollen: John Boehner Stalling On Fiscal Cliff Deal Until After His Reelection | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) suggested on Wednesday that House Speaker John Boehner is stalling on a deal to avert the so-called fiscal...

Obama 'Confident' Republicans Will Agree To Tax Deal

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

President Obama said he's "optimistic" on reaching a fiscal cliff deal with congressional Republicans, predicting that the GOP will agree to extend ta...

Cantor, Ryan Seek To Shield Boehner From Tea Party Dissent

Bloomberg | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

As Speaker John Boehner negotiates on a tax-and-spending deal, he's counting on fellow House Republicans Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor to provide the cove...

Republican Infighting Turns Into Mudslinging

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

It's no surprise, after losing a second time to Barack Obama, that the right is engaged in a furious debate over the future of the Republican Party. ...