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January 8, 2013
Tom Purcell: ‘Cliff’ not our real crisis
Washington’s self-created “fiscal cliff” crisis has been somewhat resolved, which means we can continue ignoring the real fiscal crises that are dead ahead. Medicare offers a fine example. The Medicare mess began in 1965 when Lyndon Baines Johnson continued FDR’s tradition...
January 8, 2013 - 10:11pm
January 5, 2013
Bob Franken: A divided Congress represents a divided nation
There is some good news that will come out of the “fiscal cliff” debacle: The 112th Congress will be history. Forget the 80th one, the infamous “Do Nothing” gang from 1947 and ’48. The crew from 2011 and ’12 will probably be remembered as the “Do Nothing Right” Congress....
January 5, 2013 - 10:57pm
January 1, 2013
House vote avoids cliff
by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation...
January 1, 2013 - 11:16pm
Democratic officials: Fiscal ‘cliff’ deal reached
By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing the clock, the White House sealed a New Year’s Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight,...
January 1, 2013 - 12:10am
December 28, 2012
White House meeting a last stab at a fiscal deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was preparing to present a limited fiscal proposal to congressional leaders at a White House meeting Friday, a make-or-break moment for negotiations to avoid across-the-board tax increases and deep spending cuts at the first of the year....
December 28, 2012 - 12:55pm
December 20, 2012
And now let us speak of the current lame-duck session of the 112th Congress. Daily we witness the death throes of the final assemblage of this particular group of elected representatives on Capitol Hill, and of course they’re spending these last precious moments together marshaling...
December 20, 2012 - 9:40pm
December 14, 2012
Gene Lyons: Enough of the ‘cliff’ hysteria
As yet another make-believe Washington “crisis” looms, it’s tempting to suspect that the most fraught interludes in American politics derive from turning government into a TV show. Artificial deadlines, imaginary cliffs, villains and heroes — a state of permanent emergency....
December 14, 2012 - 10:41pm
December 13, 2012
Donna Brazile: Who’s going to blink?
How are the “fiscal cliff” negotiations going? Reportedly, Republican leaders and President Barack Obama are in a stare-down. However, many rank-and-file Republican members have blinked, apparently ready to fold a demonstrably losing hand. These Republicans have begun to recognize...
December 13, 2012 - 1:15am
Byron York: Obama ups bid as GOP looks for way out of crisis
It’s possible to have a strong hand and still overplay it. As Republicans see things, that’s what President Obama is doing in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. In private conversation, some in the GOP appear a little sheepish that they once took Obama seriously. They thought...
December 13, 2012 - 1:13am
December 1, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Campaign turns to seeking fiscal cliff votes
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL – The White House acts as if the campaign continues. Now, however, instead of public votes, President Barack Obama is looking for congressional votes to support his plans to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” While Obama met with Americans who...
December 1, 2012 - 11:01pm
November 17, 2012
Fiscal cliff impacts could be widespread
ST. PAUL — Americans could see their federal tax bills increase, in some cases dramatically. People who depend on federal programs may not receive services or funds they expect. Rural doctors could see payments drop. With businesses reluctant to spend money in uncertain times, finding...
November 17, 2012 - 1:45am
Questions about that ‘fiscal cliff'
ST. PAUL — The “fiscal cliff” is getting more and more attention with a Dec. 31 federal government deadline looming, but Americans seem to have a lot of questions: Just what is the fiscal cliff? The simple answer is that Dec. 31 is the deadline for federal leaders to reach a...
November 17, 2012 - 1:33am
November 15, 2012
Amy Goodman: There’s a growing global movement against austerity
Amaia Engana didn’t wait to be evicted from her home. On Nov. 9, in the town of Barakaldo, a suburb of Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country, officials from the local judiciary were on their way to serve her eviction papers.
November 15, 2012 - 10:25pm