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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Robert B. Reich: Washington bullies

    As a child I was bullied by bigger boys who threatened to beat me up if I didn't give them what they wanted. But every time I gave in to their demands, their subsequent demands grew larger. First they wanted the change in my pocket. Next it was the...
  • Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown

    Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown
    You could see this one coming. Politico reported late Tuesday that congressional leaders are starting to talk about two fiscal crises merging in the days ahead. Federal agencies have partially shut down because House Republicans refuse to pass a bill to...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Pursuit of Obamacare repeal mirage led GOP astray

    WASHINGTON -- As some in Congress have groped for a way to avert economic Armaggedon, House Republicans have continued to chase their mirage -- the repeal or defunding of "Obamacare" -- at the expense of the nation's much more serious problems. This...
  • Toomey votes no on shutdown/debt ceiling deal

    Toomey votes no on shutdown/debt ceiling deal
    Sen. Pat Toomey was among 18 senators to vote against a deal Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling. The Pennsylvania Republican joined the Senate’s most conservative lawmakers in their opposition to a last-...
  • Durbin says Trotter deserves no special treatment on O'Hare gun arrest

    Durbin says Trotter deserves no special treatment on O'Hare gun arrest
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Democratic state Sen. Donne Trotter, a candidate to succeed Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, shouldn't get any special treatment as an elected official for allegedly trying to board a plane with a firearm and ammunition. Speaking...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock flexes political muscles on potential GOP governor foes

    Rep. Aaron Schock flexes political muscles on potential GOP governor foes
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who’s mulling a 2014 Republican bid for governor, chastised a pair of potential rivals Thursday, saying state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have “proven nothing more than they can lose an election.” “...
  • Barack Obama: The fall

    Barack Obama: The fall
    — Fate is fickle, power cyclical, and nothing is new under the sun. Especially in Washington, where after every election the losing party is sagely instructed to confess sin, rend garments and rethink its principles lest it go the way of the Whigs....
  • The Obama budget and the appearance of reform

    The Obama budget and the appearance of reform
    — Well, at least we're starting to get the procedure right. Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget. Normal had...