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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • 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...
  • Winning ugly -- Obama and the fiscal cliff

    Winning ugly -- Obama and the fiscal cliff
    By all accounts, President Barack Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit. One of the main reasons Mr. Obama won, according...
  • For Republicans, a not so happy New Year

    For Republicans, a not so happy New Year
    Author's disclaimer: Today's piece may cause my center/right readers severe irritability, sleeplessness, and a strong desire to limit your cable television options to Fox. The antidote may not arrive until the midterm elections of 2014. Fiscal cliff...
  • Americans better off without milk subsidy

    A frequent bugaboo of the fiscal cliff debacle was the "milk cliff" — the threat of milk price doubling if Congress failed to extend dairy subsidies. Parents were expected to forgo other necessities because their children "had to have milk."...
  • Should Congress raise the debt ceiling?

    Should Congress raise the debt ceiling?
    Now that Congress has cut a deal to skirt the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff,” lawmakers face another deadline in March when the government is expected to exhaust its authority to keep borrowing money.  President Obama has said he’s not interested...
  • Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff

    Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff
    We have gone over the fiscal cliff. The politicians jury-rigged a last-minute, temporary deal, but let's face it — we went over. The chattering classes are discussing the next big fiscal deadline in February, which is when the government hits...
  • McManus: The worst job in Congress

    Spare a little sympathy, if you can, for John A. Boehner of Ohio, speaker of the House of Representatives. On paper, he's the most powerful Republican in the land. In practice, he's caught between a cliff and a ceiling as the uneasy chairman of an...
  • Ron Kaye: Scott Ochoa sits down for a chat

    For Scott Ochoa, it was a year to remember given the 41-year-old city manager's leap from a small suburban town to Glendale, a city five times larger and far more complex. And he had big shoes to fill as well, with longtime City Manager Jim Starbird...
  • A weak Boehner is bad for the GOP, Obama and America

    A weak Boehner is bad for the GOP, Obama and America
    Only a few days into the new year, the Grand Old Party has a huge political hangover from the events that rang in the tidings of 2013. First came the escape from the fiscal cliff that saw its speaker of the House, John Boehner, embarrassed by his flock'...