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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday
    WEATHER: Sunny, with highs in the mid-30s and sub-freezing wind chills. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS 'Fiscal cliff' deal approved, avoiding tax increases and spending cuts: A bipartisan plan to avoid...
  • Local U.S. Reps. vote to avert fiscal cliff

    Local U.S. Reps. vote to avert fiscal cliff
    After a full day of will they, won't they, the U.S. House passed a bill late Tuesday night to avert the perilous fiscal cliff with the support of all of the region's lawmakers. Though most Republicans voted against (85-151) the measure to raise taxes on...
  • Rep. Rob Wittman votes against `fiscal cliff' measure

    Here's a statement from Rep. Rob Wittman, Virginia's 1st District Republican representative in Congress, following Tuesday night's passage by the House of the American Taxpayer Relief Act. The measure passed 257-167 after being overwhelmingly approved...
  • Rep. Schiff says 'fiscal cliff' deal isn't perfect, but enough to avert economic 'body blow'

    Rep. Schiff says 'fiscal cliff' deal isn't perfect, but enough to avert economic 'body blow'
    Calling a deal approved by the House on Tuesday to avert the so-called fiscal cliff “far from perfect,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said in a statement after the vote that the legislation at least prevents what surely would have been a...
  • What ho, Jeeves! Another P.G. Wodehouse character comes to U.K. TV

    It's not Jeeves and Wooster, but BBC1 is hoping another classic comedy by P.G. Wodehouse will make for a just as successful television hit. In January, British television watchers will get to see "Blandings," starring Timothy Spall and "Absolutely...
  • Fiscal cliff deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans

    Fiscal cliff deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans
    "It's not all I would have liked," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the deal on the fiscal cliff, "so on to the debt ceiling." For Republicans, the battle over the fiscal cliff is only a prelude to the coming battle...
  • Fiscal cliff deal: You call this a 'balanced approach'?

    Now that Congress has passed a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff, we see what Democrats mean by "a balanced approach" to deficit reduction ("House passes 'cliff' bill,'" Jan. 2). The measure includes $41 in tax hikes for every $1 in spending reductions. We...
  • 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...