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The Fiscal Cliff

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...

Trump Explains GOP 'Nuclear Weapon'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump said he thinks the debt ceiling is Republicans' "nuclear weapon" in the ongoing negotiations over the fiscal clif...

'We Can't Solve Everything': Lawmakers' Skepticism Increases

Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — With anxiety rising as the country lurches towards a "fiscal cliff," lawmakers are increasingly skeptical ab...

Republican Revolt Praised As Fiscal Cliff Battle Continues

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- In the city where a protest over tax policy sparked a revolution, modern day tea party activists are cheering the recent Republican revolt i...

Tea Party Activists Unwilling To Bend On Taxes

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — In the city where a protest over tax policy sparked a revolution, modern day tea party activists are cheering the recent Republican rev...

Fiscal Cliff Fear, Finger-Pointing Abound

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

* Little sign of movement in talks * Focus shifting to Congress acting after Jan. 1 By Thomas Ferraro an...

Frustrated Obama Reportedly Threatened To Blame Republicans

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama was reportedly so frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) during fiscal cliff negotiations this week, he threatened...

Boehner Bloodied After Major Setback

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Boehner is a bloodied House speaker following the startling setback that his own fractious Republican troops dealt him in their "fi...

Shocked GOP Still Reeling From Major Fail

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans seem shocked by their party's meltdown on the so-called fiscal cliff. They shouldn't be. The uncompromising conservat...

Don't Be Fooled...

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Workers probably won't feel the full brunt of next year's tax increases in their January paychecks, but don't be fooled by the temp...

Shoppers Spooked By Fiscal Cliff Talks Could Deprive Retailers

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

By Dhanya Skariachan and Phil Wahba NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Fears about imminent tax hikes and cuts to government spending are ta...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama To Congress: Pass Scaled-Down Fiscal Cliff Package | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with a political impasse and with just 10 days left until the end of the year, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Friday to ...

Obama Makes Fiscal Cliff Announcement

Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced on Friday he is still "ready and willing" to get a package done to avert the fiscal cliff, the latest development in ...

Obama Makes Fiscal Cliff Announcement

Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to discuss a way...

GOP Rep Hurls Stunning 'Extremist' Slam At Republicans

Roll Call | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

In a crushing blow to Speaker John A. Boehner, GOP leaders were forced to pull his “plan B” tax measure from the floor at the eleventh hour as it ...

After Abrupt GOP Move, Obama Vows To Press Ahead

Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he'll press ahead with Congress in hopes of preventing across-the...

House Republicans Delay Vote On Plan B Thursday

Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

The House has delayed voting on a bill dubbed "Plan B" by House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner decided to postpone a vote on the bill after determin...

House Advances Part Of Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Plan

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed a bill to cut domestic spending while protecting defense programs f...


AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is making clear what everyone in Washington suspects – a deal to avert the so-called fiscal clif...

Should Colleges Worry Over Plan To Cap Deductions?

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 12.03.2012 | College

-- The scenic campus of Colgate University in upstate New York is enjoying more than a fresh coat of paint these days. New buildings include the Rob...

How to Show Veterans Our Appreciation

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
J. Kelly Conklin

Veterans Day was never a day celebrated in my home. No flags adorned our front door or appeared on our car bumpers. You would think I was raised by un-American pacifists. You'd be wrong.

What Winning Means

Stephen M. Davidson | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Stephen M. Davidson

Now that the 2012 election is behind us, the first big question is whether or not the Republicans, having lost the White House and the Senate, will follow tradition.