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Michael McAuliff

Republicans Relent As Congress Passes 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Howard Fineman

Lee: Biden Emphasizes History To Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

Ducking out of the closed-door meeting of Democrats to attend another event, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas said that Vice President Joe Biden had m...

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations' 'Disastrous Strategic Consequences' For Obama

www.tnr.com | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

I'll be blunt: I hate the fiscal-cliff compromise that Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden are hammering out today, which will make the Bush tax cuts perman...

Top Dem: Increasing Medicare Age Now Off The Table

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- One of President Barack Obama's Senate allies said Thursday that an increase in the Medicare e...

Dems Push For Key Benefits In Fiscal Cliff Fight

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Hovering in the background of the "fiscal cliff" debate is the prospect of 2 million people losing their unemployment benefits four...

Emily Swanson

Americans Favor Major Obama Fiscal Cliff Ideas: Poll

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Americans across the political spectrum would like the payroll tax cut to be extended as part of a budget deal, and many would support the new infrast...

John Boehner: Congress 'Never Going To Give Up' Debt Ceiling Powers

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that giving the president control of the debt ceiling is "silliness." "Congress is never going to give up this power," ...

Ryan Grim

Democrats Unifying Around Defense Of Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social Security does not contribute to the federal deficit and should not be a part of ongoing negotiations to avoid the so-called fisca...