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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Mortgage tax break expires despite bipartisan support in Congress

    Mortgage tax break expires despite bipartisan support in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A 6-year-old tax break for struggling homeowners who won reductions in their mortgages has expired, alarming housing advocates and lawmakers who said it still was needed despite the real estate market rebound. Enacted by Congress in...
  • GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement

    GOP Rep. Jim Gerlach announces retirement
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, a moderate Republican from southeastern Pennsylvania, announced Monday that he will retire this year, the latest in a string of congressional Republicans not seeking reelection in 2014. Gerlach, who has served six...
  • Neel Kashkari enters race for California governor

    Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari announced Tuesday that he is running for governor, arguing that the status quo is failing millions of Californians and staking his campaign on his ability to create jobs and improve public schools. "I'm...
  • Toomey to hold four townhalls next week

    Toomey to hold four townhalls next week
    Sen. Pat Toomey will hear from Pennsylvania voters with once-a-day public townhalls for four consecutive days next week, the first such forums since taking a highly publicized stance on the guns issue this spring. Toomey, a Republican, will be travel...
  • Across U.S., bridges crumble as repair funds fall short

    Across U.S., bridges crumble as repair funds fall short
    SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. — Engineers think that three of the bridges closest to Dave Wisler's home are about ready to collapse. One, a picturesque one-lane structure built in 1893, became so perilous it was closed last summer, and the county doesn't...
  • Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay

    Raising debt limit: Treasury's Lew warns Congress it's risky to delay
    WASHINGTON -- As the nation fast approaches its debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Tuesday issued his strongest warning yet to Congress about the economic consequences of waiting until just before the deadline to pass an increase. "Trying to...
  • Federal deficit shrinking, but long-term outlook dim

    Federal deficit shrinking, but long-term outlook dim
    WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
  • Now on the table: Entitlements

    Now on the table: Entitlements
    At a Republican presidential debate in 2011, all eight candidates on the stage said they would reject a budget deal that raised taxes even if it had $10 of spending cuts for every dollar of tax increases. At Tuesday's protest, I put the reverse question...
  • Obama's balanced plan to create jobs, cut deficit

    President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget is a concrete plan to create jobs and cut the deficit. We do not need to choose between these two priorities. The president's balanced, compromise plan proves we can do both. The guiding principle...
  • Tax Day: Should wealthy pay more?

    Tax Day: Should wealthy pay more?
    Today is the deadline for Americans to file their income taxes. In the budget proposal he submitted last week, President Obama called for increasing taxes by $560 billion over the next decade. He proposed a series of steps that would increase payments...
  • Where our democracy works and where it doesn't

    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...