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Fiscal Cliff Plan B

GOP Blowup Caused By Party's Rigid Policies

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

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

Mark Gongloff

John Boehner Just Can't Stop Hurting The Stock Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

Why does John Boehner hate the stock market? Markets around the world were shaken on Friday after the speaker of the House not only screwed the poo...

Shockingly, Fiscal Cliff Plan That Makes No One Happy Fails

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning, so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Science has determined that people ...

After Boehner Pulls Plan B Amid GOP Backlash, Obama Optimistic

AP | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama is willing to continue bargaining for a bipartisan solution to avert the "fiscal cliff" afte...

Dem Senator Cracks 'Plan B' Joke

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator joked Thursday that with House Speaker John Boehner embracing "Plan B," women's issues are progressing in Cong...

Michael McAuliff

House Spikes Plan B Vote In Step Toward Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) failed to muscle a controversial fiscal cliff fallback through the House Thursday night, suddenly pu...

House To Vote On Republican Plan B

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

By Richard Cowan and Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress pushed ahead on Thursday with a "fiscal...

Michael McAuliff

Reid: Boehner's Plan Is A Waste Of Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B" to deal with the so-called fiscal cliff is a waste of time that won't even get a vote in the Senat...

'Plan B' Hits Both Rich And Poor

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Taxpayers making more than $1 million would get hit with tax increases averaging $100,000 next year under House Speaker John Boehner's a...

House GOP To Forge Ahead WIth Hopeless 'Plan B'

Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The GOP-controlled House is moving ahead Thursday on a bill that would raise taxes on people e...

Defense Lobby Wins, Middle Class Loses in Obama Debt Proposal

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Why are people so anxious to avoid the "fiscal cliff" that they'll sacrifice the elderly, along with the disabled, veterans, and their families? And why does the President's proposal ask so much more "shared sacrifice" from them than it does of the nation's bloated defense contractors?

'Plan B' Isn't a Plan at All

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There are now only 12 days left for Congress to reach an agreement to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff," yet Republicans are still insisting on a plan that will harm our economy and risks our ability to compete in the 21st century.

White House Threatens To Veto Fiscal Cliff Plan B

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama would veto House Speaker John Boehner's `Plan B' proposal for extending tax cuts for people ...

Republicans Focus On Rallying Around Plan B

Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Still short of a "fiscal cliff" deal with the White House, top House Republicans are laboring to r...

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...