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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Illinois lawmakers approve major pension overhaul

    Illinois lawmakers approve major pension overhaul
    SPRINGFIELD — 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...
  • 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 …...
  • 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...
  • Big jumps in higher-paying factory, construction jobs boost optimism

    Big jumps in higher-paying factory, construction jobs boost optimism
    WASHINGTON -- Big gains in factory and construction jobs last month have experts optimistic that the labor market is starting to produce enough higher-paying jobs to fuel stronger economic growth. "It's not just the quantity of the jobs but the quality,...
  • Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors

    Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors
    WASHINGTON — With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide...
  • Obama, Boehner to meet for first time in more than a year

    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John A. Boehner is headed to the White House to meet with President Obama on Tuesday, but expectations are low that much will come from their first face-to-face session in more than a year. Ever since the failed talks between...
  • Obama, Boehner discuss drought, trade in White House meeting

    WASHINGTON — President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner held their first one-on-one meeting in more than a year Tuesday at the White House, but the discussion was another indication that the prospects for big, bipartisan deal-making are slim....
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.

    "Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan," said Harry Truman, "I know he is going to vote against me." The hosannas to bipartisanship accompanying the budget deal passed this week should have served as fair warning to the rest of us that we lost...
  • 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...
  • Late Congressional changes delay start of tax season to Jan. 30

    Late Congressional changes delay start of  tax season to Jan. 30
    South Floridians won't be able to file their federal income tax returns in mid-January for a quick refund: The Internal Revenue Service won’t accept filings until Jan. 30 because of the last-minute Congressional tax changes. That will be almost...