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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to...
  • Emanuel warns of major property tax hike if lawmakers don't provide pension fix

    Emanuel warns of major property tax hike if lawmakers don't provide pension fix
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday said that if he doesn't get major financial relief from state lawmakers, he'll have to raise property taxes significantly next year. The acknowledgment came as a re-election seeking Emanuel released his ideas on how to...
  • Chris Christie returns to campaign trail in South Florida

    Chris Christie returns to campaign trail in South Florida
    Chris Christie, whose presidential hopes have been running into increasing turbulence, sold himself to influential Republicans as a straight-talking problem solver during weekend appearances in South Florida. The New Jersey governor isn't —...
  • Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

    House Speaker John Boehner's job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday to avert defunding the Department of Homeland Security. But Boehner and his leadership team appear destined...
  • 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

    Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end. Many Republicans want to halt the funding unless President Barack...
  • Eurozone ministers give Greece a four-month bailout extension

    Eurozone ministers give Greece a four-month bailout extension
    Greece prevailed Friday in a high-stakes standoff with European creditors, winning a four-month extension on its debt repayment plan after threatening to default and plunge the entire 19-nation Eurozone and global financial markets into crisis. The...
  • Connecticut Keeps Close Eye On Its Super-Rich Residents

    Connecticut Keeps Close Eye On Its Super-Rich Residents
    HARTFORD — If you're a billionaire living in Connecticut, chances are the tax department is keeping an eye on you. Connecticut, home to some of the richest Americans, has a big stake in the billions of dollars in revenue their income taxes...
  • Obama to propose overhaul of capital gains and dividends taxes

    Obama to propose overhaul of capital gains and dividends taxes
    President Obama, keeping up a push for what he calls tax fairness, plans to unveil a new package of tax proposals that target inherited assets, capital gains and large financial firms to pay for billions in new tax benefits for low- and middle-class...
  • Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union

    Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union
    Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...
  • Virginia Politics: A Shad Plank lookahead to 2015

     Virginia Politics: A Shad Plank lookahead to 2015
    That was some roller coaster in politics, 2014 was. A sure-bet Senate election turned squeaker. A dance on the edge of a fiscal cliff over the state budget. A special session on the Medicaid expansion standoff that ended up … a standoff. Then...
  • Political standoffs in D.C. could impede economic growth in '15

    Political standoffs in D.C. could impede economic growth in '15
    The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation's capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown. Economists worry, though, that the accelerating recovery could soon slow down with new standoffs in...