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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • The bestselling e-book of 2012: 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    If you bought a copy of "Fifty Shades of Grey" for your e-reader, you are not alone -- not by a long shot. E.L. James' sexy novel about innocent college student Anastasia Steele and her love affair with handcuff-inclined billionaire Christian Grey was the...
  • 'Fiscal cliff' law includes commuter benefit

    'Fiscal cliff' law includes commuter benefit
    Fare hikes set to begin this year on the CTA and Metra will be offset somewhat by a provision included in new federal “fiscal cliff’’ legislation that allows many public transit riders to shield up to $240 a month in work-related...
  • Do you like or hate the fiscal cliff deal?

    Do you like or hate the fiscal cliff deal?
    A last-minute congressional compromise prevented the nation from going over the notorious fiscal cliff -- shorthand for severe tax hikes and spending cuts that were to go into effect in 2013. Connecticut’s congressional delegation voted for the...
  • More of the same

    More of the same
    Everything that everyone loathes about Washington was present in the "fiscal cliff" bill just passed by Congress. It is 153 pages long; most members probably hadn't read all of it before voting on it; it was delivered in the middle of the night; it was...
  • Debt cliff ahead?

    Debt cliff ahead?
    With the fiscal cliff surmounted, at least temporarily, a new Congress sworn in and Republicans licking their self-inflicted wounds, it is tempting to theorize that a new political reality has taken hold in the nation's capital — one where the...
  • Now, how about that spending?

    I take exception to your last sentence in The Sun's editorial on the fiscal cliff resolution that it "sets the stage for more Republican gamesmanship..." ("Trouble ahead," Jan. 2). President Barack Obama has been hammering on taxing the successful...
  • Delaney, state's newest congressman, starts term

    Delaney, state's newest congressman, starts term
    Maryland's newest member of the House of Representatives, Democrat John Delaney, was sworn into office Thursday amid a flurry of symbolism and celebration but also apprehension over issues left unresolved by the last Congress. The Potomac banker, who...
  • Your Quinncome tax hits home

    Your Quinncome tax hits home
    Two years ago on their night of infamy, 1/11/11, General Assembly Democrats — and exclusively Democrats — voted to raise the Illinois personal income tax rate by 67 percent. Many Illinoisans have been furious about that sop to chronic...
  • Biden has the last laugh

    Biden has the last laugh
    Vice President Joe Biden, the Republicans' favorite punching bag, gave his critics nothing to laugh about as President Barack Obama's ultimate fireman in rescuing the country from the fiscal cliff it teetered on as 2012 ended. Mr. Biden's 11th-hour...
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal leaves federal employees with uncertainty

    Congressional action to avert a "fiscal cliff" of higher taxes and across-the-board federal budget cuts means that government agencies will avoid many dreaded spending reductions — at least for now. But "now" is no more than two months. The future...
  • Congress approves additional Sandy aid

    Congress approves additional Sandy aid
    In a move that will help some 800 Maryland families affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved $10 billion in emergency funding Friday for the federal flood insurance program. The hastily scheduled votes came in response to criticism...