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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Winning ugly: Obama and the fiscal cliff

    By all accounts, President Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit. One of the main reasons Obama won, according not only to...
  • Robert B. Reich: Where our democracy works and where it doesn't

    Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it. Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby. With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
  • Boehner's Obamacare stand put him in the catbird's seat

    Don't feel sorry for John Boehner. His party and his country may be losers in this absurd crisis, but he clearly intends to come out a winner. It's tempting to sympathize with the House speaker, putative ringmaster of an unruly and at times incoherent...
  • Government shutdown: Focus in budget talks turns to Senate

    Government shutdown: Focus in budget talks turns to Senate
    WASHINGTON – For the first time since a political impasse shut down the government, the Senate’s top Republican and Democrat have started negotiations to try to resolve the stalemate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority...
  • Senate leaders launch shutdown talks; GOP, White House at impasse

    WASHINGTON — As talks over how to end the government shutdown and avert a default on the debt collapsed Saturday between House Republicans and the White House, the Senate's top leaders launched their own negotiations to find a last-ditch compromise,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Fiscal cliff deal resolved uncertainty for retirement savers

    After months of deadlock in Washington over tax and budget policy, the nation's "fiscal cliff" saga seems to have faded into the background. That's good news for those saving for retirement, as the deal sealed on January 2 removed some uncertainties about...
  • New rules make student loan repayment easier for some

    While many federal programs are teetering on the fiscal cliff, a lifeline has been thrown to a plan that helps student loan borrowers. A few days before the presidential election, the U.S. Department of Education approved final regulations that...
  • Even kids should care about the fiscal cliff

    At the dinner table tonight or the next time you're driving carpool, you might ask your teen a question: Is anybody at school talking about the fiscal cliff? Be prepared for sudden, deep silence and perhaps a roll or two of the eyeballs. Or, if you're...