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Sam Stein

How Seasoned White House Negotiators Averted The Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama badly wanted to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff. In the Oval Office on Nov. 16, 10 days afte...

F-Bomb Escalates Heated Situation

The Daily Beast | Lloyd Grove | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

The House speaker’s four-letter blast at the Senate majority leader is the latest ugly twist in the nasty back-and-forth between warring Washington ...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Threw Obama Fiscal Cliff Proposal Into Burning Fireplace

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shortly after 7:00 Saturday evening, the offices of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

Jennifer Bendery

Fiscal Cliff Deal Reached: White House, Hill Leaders Agree To Delay Sequester By Two Months

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three hours shy of the midnight deadline, the White House and congressional leaders reached a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, ...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Is Still Stuck At Edge Of Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With less than a day and a half before the nation hits the so-called fiscal cliff, Senate leaders declared Sunday afternoon they had mad...

Senior Aide: Senate Leaders Have Not Yet Reached Fiscal Cliff Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

U.S. Senate leaders have not yet been able to reach a deal to a avert a "fiscal cliff," and with time running out, it is uncertain if they will get ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf died, Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning the adoption of Russian children by Americans, and our economy continued to speed towards the fiscal cliff, with Harry Reid accusing John Boehner of waiting until he is reelected as Speaker before seriously negotiating a deal, and the president demanding an up-or-down vote on a stop-gap measure. The poor beached whale that died in Queens, New York midweek seems a fitting metaphor for our political system. On a more positive note, a gun buyback event in Los Angeles was so successful the police ran out of the gift cards that were being exchanged for the turned-in weapons (including 75 assault weapons -- and a pair of rocket launchers). Many of those giving up their guns said they were doing so as the result of the Newtown massacre. Here's hoping that's a trend that extends into the new year.

Michael McAuliff

How A Last-Ditch Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Pass

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may be too late to for a grand bargain to avert the so-called fiscal cliff before the nation starts to slide over it, but there is st...

Sam Stein

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Continue

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just three days to go before tax rates rise for all Americans and 1 trillion dollars in spending cuts over the next decade are trig...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Is a Dictator, Harry Reid Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused the House of Representatives Thursday of being a "dictatorship" -- albeit an extremely poor on...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Leaders Wait For Action From Obama, Democrats On Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For those holding out hope for a resolution to the so-called fiscal cliff, this was a lost Christmas. Little to no progress was made...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama To Congress: Pass Scaled-Down Fiscal Cliff Package

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Michael McAuliff

Reid: Gee Whiz Is Boehner Taking A Battering

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared Friday, "Gee whiz" is John Boehner "taking a political battering," spurred to incredulity by ...

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...

NOT SO FAST

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...

Michael McAuliff

John Boehner's 'Plan B' Slammed By Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats from the White House and beyond panned the new "Plan B" proposal of House Speaker John Boehner to avoid at least the tax porti...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Compares Republicans To New York Jets

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans trying to come up with a coherent approach to the fiscal cliff are about as effective as the New York Jets' coach and quarte...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Questions GOP's Rationality

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The failure of Republicans to ratify a treaty on disabilities raises questions about their rationality in fiscal cliff negotiations, Sen...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Harry Reid: I Don't Understand John Boehner's Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans revealed a deep rift in their "fiscal cliff" talks Thursday when House Speaker John Boehner declared his disap...

Boehner: 'No Substantive Progress' On Fiscal Cliff

Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner met with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Thursday and accused De...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Leader Shifts To Praise For One Revenue Raiser

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It would be "smarter" to cap tax deductions than to raise tax rates on the rich as a means of avoiding the "fiscal cliff," Senate Minori...

Ryan Grim

Where The Fiscal Cliff Talks Are Headed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After bailing out a global financial crisis, enacting a series of major tax cuts for the wealthy and waging two unpaid-for wars, the U.S...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid To GOP: Dance With Me

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dance with me, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said to Republicans the day after his party humbled the GOP in Senate contests...