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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Chan Lowe: The fiscal cliff vote

    Chan Lowe: The fiscal cliff vote
    We know that Congress is a bunch of weasels. That’s not a value judgment, just a statement of fact. The curse and the genius of our system is that each member of that body happens to be a kept weasel. We can’t vote out somebody else’s...
  • Chan Lowe: Fiscal cliff

    Chan Lowe: Fiscal cliff
    I detest the term, “fiscal cliff.” I am repelled by the analogy, if that’s what it is. I swore to myself that I would not stoop to the level of using the “cliff” visual in a cartoon.   But when it came time to making a...
  • Standard & Poor's upgrades outlook for U.S. credit rating

    Standard & Poor's upgrades outlook for U.S. credit rating
    WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's, which downgraded the U.S. credit rating nearly two years ago, said Monday it was more optimistic about the nation's long-term fiscal situation and had removed the negative outlook from the rating. The automatic federal...
  • Fiscal Cliff Talks Lead--Wait, Kim Kardashian's Pregnant!?

    Fiscal Cliff Talks Lead--Wait, Kim Kardashian's Pregnant!?
    2013 begins on a divisive note today as talks between Republicans and the Obama administration led to a partial deal following a marathon session of neg—Oh, shit, wait, hold on. Kim Kardashian is pregnant! Oh my God, I can’t believe this is...
  • Fiscal cliff compromise signals trouble

    When push came to shove, Republicans and Democrats came together for a last-minute bi-partisan compromise on the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that would have plunged the nation back into recession. The...
  • Good-Looking Assistant Fired For Being "Irresistible"

    Good-Looking Assistant Fired For Being "Irresistible"
    Melissa Nelson, a dental assistant in Iowa, was recently fired. Why, you ask? Because her male boss found her “irresistible.” The boss, James Knight, claimed that Nelson and her good looks represented a threat to his marriage. That’s...
  • Fiscal cliff talks show Washington's dysfunctional political culture

    Teen-age letter-writer Emma Zyriek's take on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations could not have been more to the point ("On eve of fiscal cliff, Congress acts like squabbling children," Dec. 29). It would be a great thing if this letter could be printed...
  • McManus: The perils of political punditry

    McManus: The perils of political punditry
    Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...
  • Chicago, Cook and State fees to rise in 2013

    Chicago, Cook and State fees to rise in 2013
    As the uncertain income-tax implications of the so-called federal fiscal cliff spread angst across the country, Illinois residents know for sure how much financial pain they will absorb from local tax, fee, fine and fare increases in the new year. In...
  • Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House

    Senate approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, sends it to House
    Hours before a midnight deadline Monday, the White House reached a tentative deal with Congress to stop an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest households and to postpone for two months tough decisions on how to cut federal spending. After a rare...
  • O'Malley excoriates Republicans over 'fiscal cliff' fall

    Far be it from Gov. Martin O'Malley to take a "pox on both their houses" approach. In an interview Monday night, Maryland's Democratic governor pinned the blame for the federal government's tumble over the so-called "fiscal cliff" squarely on...