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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Lameness of Congress' post-election session could hinge on results

    WASHINGTON There's no "fiscal cliff" or global financial crisis for this year's post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn't mean it will be easy. Lawmakers will be faced with a couple of old favorites: another extension of government funding and...
  • McAuliffe: State budget will need another round of cuts

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe went before state legislators Friday to deliver some expected bad news: Virginia's budget needs a bit more cutting. The state missed its projected revenue figures in the last fiscal year, and the sluggish economic...
  • Highway Funding A Total Embarrassment

    The band-aid fix that the U.S. House of Representatives has applied to the dwindling federal highway trust fund is a disappointment and an embarrassment. The fund, largely supported by the federal gas tax, is nearly broke, in large part because the 18....
  • Gridlock's other component: The House GOP's enduring civil war

    Gridlock's other component: The House GOP's enduring civil war
    The emergency immigration bill House Speaker John A. Boehner initially proposed last week was never going to become law — and he knew it. President Obama had already promised a veto, so the bill was mostly a political message, designed to show...
  • Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]

    Sign language is not performance art [Commentary]
    In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press...
  • Kentucky faces a bloody midterm battle for Senate seat

    Kentucky faces a bloody midterm battle for Senate seat
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Matt Bevin stood beneath Kentucky's Capitol dome and tore into all the things wrong with Congress, starting with the state's U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. "How," Bevin demanded, "can we begin to remedy what ails us as a nation …...
  • More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows

    More Americans pessimistic about economy after shutdown, poll shows
    WASHINGTON -- Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the economy after the partial government shutdown and debt limit fight, according to poll results released Tuesday. Just 29% of respondents in a CNN/ORC International survey said economic...
  • Emanuel warns of looming city pension crisis in budget speech

    Emanuel warns of looming city pension crisis in budget speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled a nearly $7 billion budget for 2014, but also focused on a year from now and warned what will happen if the city doesn't fix its pension system by then. “Should Springfield fail to pass pension reform for...
  • Illinois approves major pension overhaul

    — Illinois lawmakers narrowly approved a historic, sweeping overhaul of government worker pension systems Tuesday, overcoming years of political and philosophical differences in an attempt to address one of the state's most pressing financial...
  • Greg Schwem: White House tweets that never were

    There is apparently a new cabinet position at the White House, one created and filled in secret, but whose occupant is starting to make his or her presence known. Of course, I'm talking about the Secretary of Twitter. Does anyone seriously believe...
  • Greg Schwem: 'Here Comes Donald Boo Hoo' and other post-election reality shows

    The votes have been (mostly) tabulated, a winner has been declared, the election is over and now it's time for all television networks to get back to doing what they do best: Developing new reality shows. It shouldn't be difficult. The hardscrabble,...