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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Commentary: Reagan was always for starving the beast

    Ronald Reagan understood that Congress is in the business of growing the size of government. Raising taxes to supposedly cut government deficits is the scam that politicians use to increase their ability to borrow more money to spend. As President Reagan...
  • Dent speaks at No Labels' 'problem solving' launch

    Dent speaks at No Labels' 'problem solving' launch
    Despite the prevailing image of congressional lawmakers entrenched in their camps on Capitol Hill, there are some members who are working to develop bipartisan relationships, the Lehigh Valley's U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent told a room full of government reform...
  • Campaign rules for federal employees get an update

    Campaign rules for federal employees get an update
    Even as Congress and the White House appeared to be at a standoff over the fiscal cliff last month, lawmakers and the president were able to agree on at least one thing: an update of the Hatch Act. The 1939 law prohibits federal employees and certain...
  • What fiscal cliff? Shoppers push up retail sales, prices fall

    What fiscal cliff? Shoppers push up retail sales, prices fall
    Economic prognosticators spent the end of 2012 fretting about looming spending cuts and toxic tax increases. Consumers, however, spent it shopping. Retail sales across the nation rose 0.5% to $415.7 billion in December as Americans put fiscal cliff...
  • I Really Hope Obama Knows What He's Doing with the Debt Ceiling

    I often fill this space up with defenses of President Obama’s policies because for the most part, I agree with them or understand the line he’s trying to walk whether in regards to taxes or war or health care or any other matter. In the case...
  • McManus: For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls

    It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Obama's agreement to keep tax cuts...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...
  • Logging family time with Lincoln

    Logging family time with Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln has been given many titles over the years: Rail Splitter, Great Emancipator, even, to the detriment of the undead, Vampire Hunter. Some of these have more historical credibility than others. But one that he's earned without question,...
  • Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term

    Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term
    — Four years after he rode into the White House on a message of change, President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term Monday amid lowered expectations and a sense that his re-election has done little to alter the nation's fractured...
  • Md. employers add 22,000 jobs in 2012

    Md. employers add 22,000 jobs in 2012
    Maryland gained about 22,000 jobs in 2012, the smallest annual increase since the recession, underscoring the challenges facing the state in a year dominated by the federal budget and the collapse of a major employer. U.S. Department of Labor estimates...
  • For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls

    For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls
    It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...