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Obama Fiscal Cliff

'Let's Be Honest.. We're Broke'

AP | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND DONNA CASSATA, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of slow-walkin...

The Link Between Fiscal Health and Population Wellness

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

When Democrats and Republicans debate over how best to "cut" the Medicare benefit, we're not hearing nearly enough about the impact these potential cuts could have on the health and wellness of the patient in this process.

Republicans: White House Officials 'Bullying' Charities

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact

Republican critics assumed the role of whistle-blowers Friday, accusing the White House of “bullying” charities. White House officials hosted t...

Obama Vows No 'Compromise' On Taxes

Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

By BEN FELLER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS REDFORD, Mich. -- President Barack Obama warned Monday that he "won't compromise" on his demands that the wealt...

Playing Doomsday Politics

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

After a grueling election, Americans now simply want their elected leaders to solve real problems, not to cut the retirement and health benefits they work all their lives to earn.

Amid Fiscal Cliff Talks, What About the Poor?

David Vognar | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
David Vognar

The wealthy are well represented, as is their worry over a potential raise in their tax rate. The media largely ignore the poor and the unemployed, however, those most suffering in the economic climate.

Poll Shows Majority Of Voters Believe Deficit Talks Doomed

The Hill | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

A clear majority of voters expect President Obama and Congress will fail to reach a deal to prevent spending cuts and tax hikes on millions of househo...

Obama's Republican Ally May Be Key To Negotiation

Daily Beast | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

If House Republicans need insights on dealing with President Obama amid their fiscal cliff melodrama, they need go no farther than their chief deputy ...

Obama To Press Fiscal Cliff Case In Michigan

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

* Hope for deal after Boehner, Obama talks * Two sides' proposals still far apart By Fred Barbash WASHING...

Obama, Boehner Discuss Fiscal Cliff At White House

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY and JULIE PACE | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met Sunday at the White House to discuss the ongoing negotiations over the im...

Nonprofits Meet In Washington To Protect Services Amid Fiscal Cliff Talks

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact

Charity leaders met in Washington this week to save their services from being thrown over the proverbial fiscal cliff. Nonprofits spent Wednesday ...

Biden Signals White House Flexibility On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

The White House will respond to "any serious offer" from congressional Republicans to prevent the U.S. "fiscal cliff" and "theoretically" could negoti...

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...

What Would Happen If The Medicare Eligibility Age Changed?

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.07.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government's h...

How Obama Got His Groove Back

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Unlike Stella Payne, in Terry McMillan's bestselling novel How Stella Got Her Groove Back, President Obama did not have to travel to Jamaica, but his re-election on the basis of a clear national agenda has enabled him to get his "groove" back.

Major Task Left To Obama, Boehner

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - With about three weeks left before the "fiscal cliff" deadline, the task of avoiding t...

A Fuller Accounting

Debra K. Decker | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Debra K. Decker

We keep getting twisted and tied up by urgent matters because we don't address America's important underlying issues: what we want as a people and the role of government in helping us achieve that. To develop a framework, we need a fuller accounting.

Possible Good News Out of the Bad News of Going 'Over the Cliff'

Lanny Davis | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

If this awful thing happens, is there any good that could come out of it? I would say yes -- three things, with the first two leading (I hope) to the most positive third result.

Could The Fiscal Cliff Mess Up College Endowments?

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 02.05.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- For more than a year, higher education organizations have urged Congress to somehow avoid the "fiscal cliff" -- the dramatically named c...

Fiscal Cliff Fatigue: Wake Me When We're Over It

Gavin Shulman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Haven't you read about it somewhere else already? Do you want me to repeat what you already know? Offer an opinion that definitely doesn't matter and won't change your mind?

Can the President Raise the Debt Limit?

Michael S. Lofgren | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Michael S. Lofgren

I am sure we have all had it up to here with breathless reporting about the fiscal cliff. But within a month or two after the December 31, 2012 deadline for resolving the cliff, there looms another, more serious economic issue: extending the debt limit.

As the Fiscal Cliff Turns

Chris Williams | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Williams

It has become painfully clear that the people we've elected to represent us don't have our best interests in mind.

Voters Widely Support Key Obama Plan

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Voters give an edge to the Democrats on their attempts to reach a budget compromise, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday, with a majority...

Obama To Make Personal Pitch On Fiscal Cliff Plan

Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is showcasing a northern Virginia family to highlight his call for exten...

Obama Administration Takes Tough Line With GOP On Fiscal Cliff

Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The administration is taking a tough line on the "fiscal cliff" at the same time President Barack Ob...